After the Medieval Age, Europe has entered its stage of history called Renaissance, which means "a revival of a renewed interest in something." After getting to understand the extraordinary cultures of not only the Eastern world but also the skills and art from the Colossal Age, Europe has fundamentally changed. As King Louis XIV, known as the sun king, improved France as a strong nation under the influence of the king, other European nations also developed as strong countries. Art from the Colossal Age has improved through the introduction of numerous famous artists and sculptors, and the initial thought of God before human was reversed to human before God. During this time, the Protestant Reformation also took place. A German preist named Martin Luther opposed against the corrupted Catholic churches and brought the importance of directly following the Bible. Christianity branches divided into many different kinds of Protestant churches, but the main conflict between the Protestant Christians and the Catholics brought the 30 Years War; this war was one of the first war in modern history that was similar to the style of the World Wars. Due to this war, Protestant influence in Europe grew immensely. Also, the influence of the Ottoman Empire that threatened European countries for several hundred years started to flow downhill after the sucessful defense of Vienna, one of the symbolic capital for Christians. This event was extremely significant for Europe in terms of development as the strongest continent during the 1800's-1900's, as Ottoman Empire was such a strong obstacle that blocked Europe from expanding its influence to the other nations.
Colossal and Medeival Europe