Below please find the over SEVEN HUNDRED suggestions received so far for my proposal of a “5000 concepts for Europe” book.

Before checking the suggestions…

  • please share the invitation to suggest “5000 concepts that every European should know” as much as you can. The more DIFFERENT suggestions I receive, the better, and more useful the book will be!
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As of today, the suggestions for 5000 Concepts for Europe are…

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  • EIGHT VOTES:
    • Enlightenment
  • SIX VOTES:
    • Charles De Gaulle
    • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • FIVE VOTES:
    • Council Of Europe
    • Gdpr (General Data Protection Regulation)
    • Iron Curtain
    • Marxism
    • Net Neutrality
    • Reformation
  • FOUR VOTES:
    • Brexit
    • Circular Economy
    • Digital Single Market
    • Feminism
    • French Revolution
    • Gender Parity
    • If This Is A Man (Novel)
    • Internet Of Things
    • Isaac Newton
    • Lisbon Treaty
    • Maastricht Treaty
    • Margaret Thatcher
    • Numeracy
    • Religious Freedom
    • Romani People
    • Scouting
    • World War Ii
  • THREE VOTES:
    • Adolf Hitler
    • Algorithm
    • Angela Merkel
    • Aristotles
    • Balkans
    • Bloody Sunday
    • Bulgaria
    • Carbon Capture And Storage
    • Charlemagne
    • Croatia
    • Crusades
    • Degrowth
    • Equal Opportunities
    • Family
    • Holy Roman Empire
    • Impressionism
    • Indoeuropeans
    • Jeanne D’arc
    • Kosovo
    • Magna Charta
    • Middle Ages
    • Nazism
    • Olof Palme
    • Open Hardware
    • Perestrojka
    • Privacy
    • Programmed Obsolescence
    • Renaissance
    • Roman Empire
    • Russian Revolution
    • Sdg: Sustainable Development Goals
    • Sinn Fein
    • Smart Cities
    • Solidarity
    • Spanish Civil War
    • Srebrenica Massacre
    • Stalin
    • Tolerance
    • Warsaw Pact
    • Winston Churchill
  • TWO VOTES:
    • Age Of Discovery
    • Alexander The Great
    • Algarve
    • All Quiet On The Western Front (Novel)
    • Anarchism
    • Balkan Wars
    • Battle Of Britain
    • Battle Of Gaugamela
    • Battle Of Marathon
    • Battle Of Poitiers
    • Battle Of Stalingrad
    • Belarus
    • Big Data
    • Black Death
    • Blockchain
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • Boudicca
    • Bretton Woods
    • Catherine The Great
    • Celts
    • Charles Martel
    • Christian Monasticism
    • Christianity
    • Colonialism
    • Communism
    • Copyright
    • Crime And Punishment (Novel)
    • Czechoslovakia
    • D-Day
    • Digital Sovereignty
    • Dna
    • Equality
    • Eugenics
    • Euro
    • Europe Is And Will Be A Union Of States. José Luis RodríGuez Zapatero, Speech (15 June 2004)
    • European Central Bank
    • European Coal And Steel Community
    • European Commission
    • European Constitution
    • European Digital Agenda
    • European Economic Area
    • European Economic Community
    • Eurozone
    • Fado
    • Fascism
    • Feudalism
    • File Formats
    • Free Software
    • Frontex
    • Functional Analphabetism
    • Galileo Galilei
    • Gnu/Linux
    • Good Friday Agreement
    • Great Famine Of 1315–1317
    • Holocaust
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Islam
    • John Locke
    • Judaism
    • Kalmar Union
    • Konzentrazion Lager
    • Lech Walesa
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Link Tax
    • Market Economy
    • Martin Luther
    • Mikhail Gorbachev
    • Munich Agreement
    • Napoleonic Wars
    • Nationalism
    • Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
    • Nineteen-Eightyfour (Novel)
    • Oliver Cromwell
    • Open Standards
    • Otto Von Bismarck
    • Paris Commune
    • Peer Production
    • Poland
    • Potsdam Conference
    • Prague Spring
    • Public Domain
    • Quantitative Easing
    • Reconquista
    • Resilience
    • Romanticism
    • Russia
    • Serfdom
    • Seven Years’ War
    • Siege Of OrléAns
    • Slovakia
    • Social Security
    • Switzerland
    • The Lord Of The Rings (Novel)
    • The Trial (Novel)
    • Thermodynamics
    • Third Sector
    • Thirty Years’ War
    • Unesco
    • Ustashe
    • Vladimir Putin
    • Voltaire
    • Weimar Republic
    • Welfare State
    • World War I
    • Yalta Conference
  • ONE VOTE:
    • ”“Europe Will Not Be Made All At Once, Or According To A Single Plan. It Will Be Built Through Concrete Achievements Which First Create A De Facto Solidarity”” - Robert Schuman
    • ”“Western European Intellectuals Like To Think Of Themselves As Very Sophisticated And Sort Of Laughing About These Dumb Americans―But They Are So Brainwashed By The United States That It’s A Joke.”” Noam Chomsky
    • 100 Years War
    • 1980s Oil Glut
    • 2000 Watt Society
    • 2008–11 Icelandic Financial Crisis
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Acceptance
    • Adam Smith
    • African Union
    • Agincourt
    • Aktion T4
    • Albania
    • Albigensian Crusade
    • Alcide De Gasperi
    • Alexander Dubcek
    • Althing
    • Althing (Icelandic Parliament
    • Altiero Spinelli
    • Andrei Sakharov
    • Animal Farm
    • Anne Frank Diary
    • Anschluss (Annexing Of Austria)
    • Anthropocene
    • Anti-Elitarian
    • Antibiotics
    • Antisemitism
    • Arab League
    • Arab Maghreb Union
    • Arduino
    • Armand De Richelieu
    • Armenian Genocide
    • Arminius
    • Art Deco
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Ashkenazi Jews
    • Assisted Suicide
    • Atheism
    • Attila The Hun
    • Austria
    • Austria-Hungary
    • Baltic Mythology
    • Barbarian Invasions
    • Baroque
    • Basque Conflict
    • Basque People
    • Battle Of Blenheim
    • Battle Of Hastings
    • Battle Of Pultowa
    • Battle Of Sadowa
    • Battle Of The Catalaunian Fields
    • Battle Of The Downs
    • Battle Of The Metaurus
    • Battle Of Vukovar
    • Battle Of White Mountain
    • Beatles
    • Bela Bartok
    • Belle ÉPoque
    • Benito Mussolini
    • Bento Spinoza
    • Berlin Blockade
    • Berlin Conference (1884)
    • Berlin Wall
    • Bible
    • Big Bang
    • Biome
    • Birth Control
    • Black January (Baku Massacre)
    • Black Swan Theory
    • Boko Haram
    • Bologna Process (Education)
    • Bolshoi Theatre
    • Boris Yeltsin
    • Bosnian War
    • Breastfeeding
    • Bretton Woods Conference
    • Brittany (Bretagne)
    • Brooks’s Law
    • Byzantine Empire
    • Cabralismo
    • Cancer
    • Cardinal Richelieu
    • Cathars
    • Catholic Church
    • Caucasus
    • Central African Cfa Franc
    • Central Powers (Vierbund)
    • Cern
    • Chamber Music
    • Charles V
    • Charter Of Fundamental Rights Of The European Union
    • Christian Democracy
    • Christo (Artist)
    • Cicero
    • Cimabue
    • Cinematograph
    • Civil Law (Legal System)
    • Civil Liberties
    • Classical Greece
    • Climate Change
    • Clovis King Of Franks (446-511)
    • Cnut The Great
    • Cold War
    • Comecon
    • Comintern
    • Common Law
    • Commons
    • Communist Manifesto
    • Congress Of Berlin (1878)
    • Conservation Of Energy
    • Constructivism (Philosophy Of Education)
    • Consumerism
    • Copernicus
    • Correlation
    • Correlation Does Not Imply Causation
    • Creative Commons
    • Croatian War Of Independence
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Cyberpunk
    • Cyprus
    • Cyprus Dispute
    • Czech Republic
    • Darwinism
    • Death Penalty
    • Debt
    • Dien Bien Phu
    • Diminishing Returns
    • Direct Democracy
    • Dissolution Of The Ussr
    • Distributed Networks
    • Doctor Faustus (Novel)
    • Donbass
    • Dordogne Valley
    • Doris Lessing
    • Dresden
    • Drinking Tea Or Coffee
    • Dublin Treaty
    • Duomo Di Milano
    • E-Waste
    • Eastern Bloc
    • Econometry
    • Egalitarianism
    • Electromagnetism
    • Elizabeth Blackwell
    • Elizabeth I
    • Embodied Energy
    • Emmeline Pankhurst
    • Encyclopedie
    • Energy Charter Treaty
    • Epistemology
    • Equality Before The Law
    • Erasmus Programme
    • Erna Solberg
    • Eroei
    • Erwin Rommel
    • Etiquette In Europe
    • Etnography
    • Etruscan Etruscan Civilizationcivilization
    • Eu Customs Union
    • Eurocentrism
    • Europe
    • Europe Dominated The World, But It Failed To Dominate Itself. For Five Hundred Years Europe Tore Itself Apart In Civil Wars. George Friedman, The Next 100 Years: A Forecast For The 21st Century
    • European Atomic Energy Community
    • European Common Agricultural Policy (Cap)
    • European Court Of Human Rights
    • European Fiscal Compact
    • European Free Trade Association
    • European Parliament
    • European Sovereign-Debt Crisis
    • European Stability Mechanism
    • European Union
    • European Wars Of Religion
    • Euthanasia
    • Existentialism (Philosophy)
    • Exponential Distribution
    • Extinction Event
    • Falklands War
    • Ferdinand And Isabella Of Spain
    • Fifth Republic (France)
    • First Bulgarian Empire
    • First English Civil War
    • First Partition Of Poland
    • First Sale Doctrine
    • Fiscal Policy
    • Fiscal Responsibility
    • Florence Nightingale
    • Folk Music
    • Folklore
    • Force De Frappe
    • Fortress Europe
    • Foucault’s Pendulum (Novel)
    • Francisco Franco
    • Francisco Goya
    • Francisco Pizarro
    • Franco Dictatorship
    • Francois Mitterrand
    • Francophonie
    • Franco’S Dictatorship Spain 1939 – 75
    • Franjo TuđMan
    • Frankenstein (Novel)
    • Frankish Empire
    • Franz Schubert
    • Frederic Chopin
    • Frederick Barbarossa
    • Free Trade
    • Freedom
    • Freedom Of Panorama
    • French Academy
    • Friedrich Hegel
    • Front National
    • Galileo (Satellite Navigation)
    • Gay Rights
    • Gazprom
    • Geneva Conventions
    • Germ Theory
    • German Confederation
    • German Reunification
    • German Revolution (1918–19)
    • German Romanticism
    • Germany
    • Gibraltar
    • Gini Coefficient
    • Giuseppe Ungaretti
    • Glasnost
    • Glorious Revolution (Spain, 1868)
    • Godafoss
    • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
    • Grand Place Bruxelles
    • Great Divergence
    • Great Man-Made River (Lybia)
    • Great Plague
    • Greater Albania
    • Greater Romania
    • Greater Serbia
    • Guernica
    • Gulliver’s Travels (Novel)
    • Gunpowder Plot
    • Gustav Vasa
    • Habsburg Monarchy
    • Hanseatic League
    • Hard Working
    • Hastings
    • Healthcare
    • Henry Purcell
    • Henry Viii
    • Herd Immunity
    • Houari Boumediene
    • Hubbert Peak Theory
    • Hugh Capet
    • Humanism
    • Iceland
    • Identity Politics
    • Immanuel Kant
    • Immigration
    • Imperialism
    • In Search Of Lost Time
    • Inflation
    • Ingmar Bergman
    • International Workingmen’s Association
    • Irish Republican Army
    • Italian Empire
    • Jean Sibelius
    • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Jesus Christ
    • Jewish Diaspora
    • Johan Sebastian Bach
    • Johannes Brahms
    • Johannes Gutenberg
    • Josef Stalin
    • Joseph Stalin
    • Josip Broz Tito
    • Journey To The End Of The Night (Novel)
    • Julius Caesar
    • Jurisprudence
    • Justice
    • Justinian I
    • Karl Marx
    • Karol Wojtyla
    • Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
    • Konrad Adenauer
    • Kornel Esti (Novel)
    • Kyoto Protocol
    • Labour Theory Of Value
    • Law Of Large Numbers
    • Laws Of Kepler
    • Legal Certainty
    • Lenin
    • Leverage (Finance)
    • Libertarianism
    • Lied
    • Limits Of Growth
    • Literature
    • Lithuania
    • Louis Xiv
    • Low-Carbon Economy
    • Luciano Pavarotti
    • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    • Lybia
    • Macedonia
    • Macroeconomics
    • Marcel Proust
    • Marshall Plan
    • Marxism–Leninism
    • Mary Wollstonecraft
    • Mathematics
    • Maximilien Robespierre
    • Maxwell Equations
    • Mazurka
    • Meteora
    • Millet System (Ottoman Empire)
    • Modernism
    • Moldavia
    • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
    • Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
    • Monetary Base
    • Monetary Policy
    • Mont Saint-Michel
    • Morocco
    • Mother Teresa
    • Muammar Gaddafi
    • Music And Dancing
    • Music Theory
    • Mythology
    • Nato
    • Neoclassicism
    • Neocolonialism
    • Neoplatonism
    • Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Nicolae Ceausescu
    • Nicolaus Copernicus
    • Nikola JurišIć
    • Nineteen-Eigthyfour (Novel)
    • Nord Stream
    • Norman Conquest
    • Nuclear Fusion
    • Nuremberg Trial
    • October Revolution
    • Opera
    • Operation Allied Force (Yugoslavia)
    • Operation Barbarossa
    • Operation Reinhard
    • Oran Massacre (1962)
    • Origins Of Christianity
    • Orphan Works
    • Ottoman Empire
    • Overfishing
    • Pact Of Steel
    • Paganism
    • Parenting
    • Paris Peace Treaties Of 1947
    • Passive Solar
    • Patents
    • Pax Romana
    • Peace Of Westphalia
    • Peak Oil
    • Peloponnesian War
    • Pericles
    • Permaculture
    • Persian Empire
    • Peter The Great Of Russia
    • Petro-Aggression
    • Philantrophy
    • Philosophy
    • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    • Piotr Tchaikovsk
    • Pizza
    • Platonism
    • Platonism (Philosophy)
    • Pogrom
    • Polisario Movement
    • Polish Golden Age
    • Polka
    • Polyamory
    • Polyandry
    • Polygamy
    • Portugal
    • Portuguese Colonial War
    • Portuguese Revolution, 1820
    • Positivism
    • Potsdam Conference (1945)
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Pride And Prejudice
    • Principia Mathematica
    • Probability Theory
    • Productivity
    • Productivity Paradox
    • Proletariat
    • Property Rights
    • Proportionality (Law)
    • Protestantism
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Public Debt
    • Quantum Theory
    • Raoul Wallenberg
    • Reductionism
    • Relativism
    • Relativity (Scientific Theory)
    • Religion
    • Remembrance Of Things Past (Book)
    • René Descartes
    • Republic Of Weimar
    • Revolt Of The Comuneros 1520- 21
    • Richard Wagner
    • Richelieu
    • Right To Be Forgotten
    • Rivera Dictatorship Spain, 1923 – 1930
    • Robert Schuman
    • Roman Catholicism
    • Romantic Music
    • Romantic Poetry
    • Rome Treaty
    • Rule Of Law
    • Rule Of Saint Benedict
    • Rule Of St Basil
    • Rurik Founder Of Kievan Rus
    • Russian Constitutional Crisis (1993)
    • Russian Empire
    • Russian Federation
    • Sack Of Rome (1527)
    • Sacred Music
    • Sagas Of Icelanders
    • Sagrada Familia
    • Scandinavian Monetary Union
    • Schengen Agreement
    • Scientific Materialism
    • Scientific Revolution
    • Scramble For Africa
    • Second Empire (France)
    • Secularity
    • Separation Of Powers
    • Serbia
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    • Seven Years’ War
    • Siddharta (Novel)
    • Siege Of Dubrovnik
    • Simone The Beauvoir
    • Slavic Mithology
    • Slobodan MilošEvić
    • Social Enterprise
    • Socialism
    • Socialism With A Human Face
    • Socratic Method
    • Solidarity (Polish Union)
    • Solidarnosc
    • South Ossetia
    • Soviet Union
    • Spanish Civil War 1936 – 39
    • Spanish-American War, 1898
    • Special Relativity
    • Stem Cells
    • Subsidiarity
    • Supply And Demand
    • Supply Chain
    • Sweden
    • Swedish Empire
    • Symphonies
    • Tarantella
    • Ten-Day War (Yugoslavia)
    • Termodynamics
    • Tervel Of Bulgaria
    • Teutonic Order
    • The Adventures Of Pinocchio (Novel)
    • The Baron In The Trees (Novel)
    • The Confessions (J J Rousseau)
    • The Cotswolds
    • The Divine Comedy - D. Alighieri
    • The European Union Is The World’s Most Successful Invention For Advancing Peace. John Bruton, Irish Politician (B. 1947)
    • The Fall Of The Stone City (Novel)
    • The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 (Novel)
    • The Little Prince - A. St Exupery
    • The Magic Mountain (Novel)
    • The Man Without Qualities (Novel)
    • The Man Without Qualities By R. Musil
    • The Name Of The Rose (Novel)
    • The Origin Of Species (Essay)
    • The Peoples Of Europe Are A Work In Progress And Always Must Be… The History Of The People Of Europe Has Not Ended – It Never Will. Patrick J. Geary, The Myth Of Nations: The Medieval Origins Of Europe
    • The Reconquista
    • The Second Sex (Book)
    • The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (Novel)
    • The Three Musketeers (Novel)
    • The Threepenny Opera
    • The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (Novel)
    • The Usa Will Remain The Only Superpower. China Is Becoming An Economic Giant. Europe Is Being Islamicized. Frits Bolkestein, Address At The Opening Of Courses At The University Of Leiden (2004)
    • Third Reich
    • Thomas Hobbes
    • Thomism (Philosophy)
    • Tito–Stalin Split
    • Tolkien
    • Totalitarianism
    • Transnistria
    • Treaty Of London (1913)
    • Treaty Of Neuilly-Sur-Seine
    • Treaty Of Trianon
    • Treaty Of Versailles
    • Tripartite Pact
    • Trotskji
    • Ukraine
    • Ukrainian Crisis
    • Unification Of Germany
    • Unification Of Italy
    • Union For The Mediterranean
    • Universal Basic Income
    • Universal Gravitation
    • Upload Filters
    • Vatican City
    • Velvet Divorce (Split Of Czechoslovakia)
    • Velvet Revolution (Czechoslovakia)
    • Vichy France
    • Vienna Congress
    • Vienna Convention On The Law Of Treaties (Vclt)
    • Virginia Woolf
    • Visegrad Group
    • Vladimir Dimitrov
    • VladimíR MečIar
    • Vyacheslav Molotov
    • VáClav Klaus
    • Waltz
    • Waterloo
    • Waterloo (Battle)
    • Wealth Of Nations
    • Western Roman Empire
    • Western World
    • Westphalian Sovereignty
    • White Supremacy
    • Whoever Speaks Of Europe Is Wrong: It Is A Geographical Expression. Otto Von Bismarck, Speech To Reichstag, 14 May 1872
    • William Of Orange
    • Withdrawal From The European Union
    • Xenophobia
    • Yalta (Conference)
    • Yugoslav Wars
    • Yugoslavia
    • “European Identity, It Seems, Is Only Perceived By Educated People. And That Is Sad, But It Is A Start.” ― Umberto Eco
    • “Everything In Moderation, Including Moderation.” - Oscar Wilde
    • “Television Is An Excellent System When One Has Nothing To Lose, As In The Case With A Nomadic And Rootless Country Like The United States, But In Europe The Affect Of Television Is That Of A Bulldozer Which Reduces Culture To The Lowest Possible Denominator” Marc Fumaroli
    • “The Fact That A Cloud From A Minor Volcanic Eruption In Iceland—A Small Disturbance In The Complex Mechanism Of Life On The Earth—Can Bring To A Standstill The Aerial Traffic Over An Entire Continent Is A Reminder Of How, With All Its Power To Transform Nature, Humankind Remains Just Another Species On The Planet Earth.” Slavoj ŽIžEk
    • “Too Rich To Be Relevant To The World’s Poor, [Europe] Attracts Immigration But Cannot Encourage Imitation. Too Passive Regarding International Security. Too Self-Satisfied, It Acts As If Its Central Political Goal Is To Become The Worlds Most Comfortable Retirement Home. Too Set In Its Ways, It Fears Multicultural Diversity” ― Zbigniew BrzezińSki, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives
    • “We Hope To See A Europe Where Men Of Every Country Will Think Of Being A European As Of Belonging To Their Native Land, And…Wherever They Go In This Wide Domain…Will Truly Feel, ‘Here I Am At Home.” – Winston Churchill

The best way to contribute YOUR suggestions:

First of all, remember that you can do as many suggestions you want, including concepts already present in this list! Personally, I suggest to do it as follows. You will be surprised to see how quick (and fun!!) it can be:

  • consider all the GENERAL topics you care about and/or know well (e.g.: modern art, Danish politics, geography, sci-fi, medioeval history, software, whatever, really…)
  • for each topic, figure out what you consider the most important concepts in that field
  • enter all those concepts in the “5000 Concepts for Europe” form. If you thought of more than 5 concepts, just reload the form until you are done
  • repeat for the next topic