Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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RE[3]: Chile not west?
by JoaoC on Thu 9th Jun 2011 21:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Chile not west?"
JoaoC
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2011-06-09

So them you can say that West Europe is not west as well! Because Culturally and ideologically speaking there is minor difference, just geographical displacement. You also have to consider that French Guiana and Folkland are also European land at South America continent
Then considering that South America have Portuguese and Spanish as main languages, but also speaks French, Dutch English in small parts, all European languages. Sorry but I still lost on your explanations!

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RE[4]: Chile not west?
by JAlexoid on Thu 9th Jun 2011 23:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Chile not west?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Oh please! Most people don't really consider Spain and Portugal to be part of "the western world".
But it's quite interesting point you are raising. What we consider western world is very narrow in definition. US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are very much part of the western world. But somehow non former British colonies are not included. Maybe because British colonists and colonies eradicated the local culture after taking over. While Spanish and Portuguese essentially incorporated local culture into catholicism.

French Guyana is still territory of the 5th republic.

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RE[5]: Chile not west?
by NiceGuyEddie on Fri 10th Jun 2011 01:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Chile not west?"
NiceGuyEddie Member since:
2006-03-22

Oh please! Most people don't really consider Spain and Portugal to be part of "the western world".


Since when?

Maybe because British colonists and colonies eradicated the local culture after taking over. While Spanish and Portuguese essentially incorporated local culture into catholicism.


Do you ever travel much? No. Didn't think so.

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RE[4]: Chile not west?
by l3v1 on Fri 10th Jun 2011 07:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Chile not west?"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

So them you can say that West Europe is not west as well!


Oh, come on. You all know what is generally meant by western countries, and you all know that for a really long while now it has almost nothing to do with your relative location on the globe, but more with history, culture, religion, society, economy and generic values. Everyone knows what you mean when you say the west/western world/western countries or near/middle/far east, it's not funny or interesting to play ignorant on this issue.

Edited 2011-06-10 07:44 UTC

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