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How did Europe's empires come to be? Students benefit from an interesting overview of European history, politics, and economics. Segments span the battlefields of France, the forests of Sweden, and the hills of Rome.
- Rome's Great Empire: Details how a collection of riverside farms grew into a mighty civilization.
- Inside the Vatican: Visits the Pope's home, an independent city-state in the middle of Rome.
- Emperor Napoleon: Portrays Napoleon Bonaparte, the self-proclaimed emperor who planned to build a European empire.
- Land of Forests: Focuses on the timber industry in Sweden, which keeps the country's economy healthy.