During the middle ages, the Christian church spread across Europe and north Africa. This paved the way for a new style of architecture and clothing that came to be known as the Western style.
In the nineteenth century, European empires began to expand to cover much of the world. This resulted in unprecedented industrialization and scientific advances. This allowed for a middle class to begin to grow. However, many nations began to struggle for independence.
The twentieth century saw two world wars fought on European soil. These wars resulted in more than 10 million deaths. During this period, Europe dominated the military sphere and gained huge advantages over other societies. It also led to a debate about assimilation of non-Western peoples. In the 1960s, Western societies began to embrace liberal views of sexual morality.
The following century witnessed the rise of terrorist attacks and many countries faced violence in the following years. In the United States, the government declared a “War on Terror” in response to the attacks. In addition, abortion became legal on demand in many Western countries after the Roe v. Wade case. However, many countries still faced terrorist attacks in the years following World War II. This led to the creation of the United States Marshals Service, the oldest federal law enforcement agency. This agency helped to maintain law and order in the Old West.