Map of europe color coded for It is a viewpoint that emphasizes absolute and permanent superiority of the Western civilization over all other civilizations. Europe is portrayed as the embodiment of universal truths that must be emulated by everyone else. This claim to universalism, critics hold, becomes a vehicle for demanding and forcing a homogenization of aspirations and values. Its primary themes include progress, technology, democracy, modernity, post-modernity, individualism, capitalism, and rationalism, etc. All these themes can be summed up as the quality of European-ness. This European-ness lies in the form of the original settlement history, . . Map of europe color coded 2016.