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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M.Onty
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2009-10-23

But no, that's not what I wanted to say. The western world, in my eyes, refers to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe.


I know where you're coming from, because that tends to be how I view 'The West', but I'm not sure about it now you've put it into a list. That is basically the anglophere plus Europe. You've listed former white British colonies, but excluded former white Portugese, Spanish and Dutch colonies---all places where the original cultures were stamped all over and replaced with European ones almost as much as in the British ones.

I suppose the best definition of East/West would be places with a population of primarily European descent/primarily Asian descent. It used to be neat---Roughly west/East of Constantinople, but everyone went and moved about.

This is getting pedantic, but its interesting, I reckon.

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Wolf@Larsen Member since:
2011-06-10

And I suppose the best definition of the West would be: cultural area sharing both Christian moral values and Roman legal rules.

Chile is encluded, no doubt! (by the way, there was more freedom in Chile than in some European conutries in the past; some politician refugees like Domeyko found there their second homeplace).

Someone mentioned "Spain and Portugal are not considred to be part of the West".

?????!!!!

I always thought them to bethe Westernmost Europeans, except of Irish, maybe.... hehe. Seriously, are not we proud of Columbus or da Ghama, as Europeans?

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M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

... and Roman legal rules.


... Thereby exluding England from 'The West'.

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