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View Poll Results: Middle Eastern cities are...
Western 5 11.90%
Eastern 15 35.71%
Other 22 52.38%
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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After visiting experience of Morocco, Qatar recently in the past two years, I have the glorious honor of understanding what their own foundations really are. Modern high rises skyscrapers, nightlife venue friendly ironically despite very conservative mystical regional oasis are obvious natural signs trending towards Eastern Mainland Asian. Another factor is Continental reputation. When not including Balkan(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ropa_03_01.png), the rest of mainland Europe isn’t really viewing the next door neighbor(Maghreb, Middle East) very fondly. Except maybe Russia. Mainland Asia typically just doesn’t care or is quite oblivious. Then of course Malaysia, Indonesia are occurring to align amiably.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:47 AM
 
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All cities are now western, or morphing in that direction. They are dominated by corporate skyscrapers, surrounded by infrastructure dependent on electricity, motor vehicles, and whatever manufactured consumerism the current level of economy allows. Held together by contract law and criminal justice, and a English- based constitution. Big jet airport out on the edge of town. You know, Western.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:51 AM
 
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Now they are deemed as "eastern cities" in our textbooks and such, but it seems inappropriate for me. Because when I think of the east, I have eastern Asia in mind, not the Middle East. I mean, Lebanese people have now more in common, both genetically and culturally, with Thais than with Greeks and Maltese?

Istanbul is marked as the point where "East meets West". At first glance, this slogan made think it's a city that has European and eastern Asian culture.

Would you say Middle Eastern cities are "eastern", "western" or you have your own fancy title for them?
Middle East is the most racially diverse area in the entire world.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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All cities are now western, or morphing in that direction. They are dominated by corporate skyscrapers, surrounded by infrastructure dependent on electricity, motor vehicles, and whatever manufactured consumerism the current level of economy allows. Held together by contract law and criminal justice, and a English- based constitution. Big jet airport out on the edge of town. You know, Western.
Hypnotic allure respectful alliance towards the “West” only generalization is quite overly stereotypical to overrate. Reaching absolute overly favorable delusions on what tons of people think on Europe, Americas, Oceania. On the contrary, mainland Asia, Middle East entirely deserve infinitely further bright optimism honor on what they give to advancing ancient or modern civilization. Your own synopsis evaluation is comprising the “East” origins to current way after decades later on equal amount. First of all, why are you even saying derogatory insulting remarks on native homeland?
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:47 AM
 
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Middle East is the most racially diverse area in the entire world.
In my mind, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco are optimal accurate representation display. What you are speculating on is political divide beyond ethnographic cultural anthropology heritage labels. Abundant polar opposite group pairs mixing that are endlessly exceptional marvelous.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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Middle Eastern cities are called Middle Eastern cities obviously.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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nm see below
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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Hypnotic allure respectful alliance towards the “West” only generalization is quite overly stereotypical to overrate. Reaching absolute overly favorable delusions on what tons of people think on Europe, Americas, Oceania. On the contrary, mainland Asia, Middle East entirely deserve infinitely further bright optimism honor on what they give to advancing ancient or modern civilization. Your own synopsis evaluation is comprising the “East” origins to current way after decades later on equal amount. First of all, why are you even saying derogatory insulting remarks on native homeland?
Explain which native homeland you are talking about, and what derogatory remarks? For helpful guidance, see if you can include a predicate verb and/or nominative subject..
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:17 AM
 
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Explain which native homeland you are talking about, and what derogatory remarks? For helpful guidance, see if you can include a predicate verb and/or nominative subject..
I think you responded to a bot whose owners have forgotten to shut it down and is living its own life right now by posting nonsensical gibberish on CD.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:27 AM
 
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Eastern, colloquially speaking. In fact, at least in France and Russia, "the East" primarily means the Middle East (hence Orientalism, for instance). East Asia is called "the Far East".

The colloquial "Western" is so extreme in English-speaking countries that it sometimes even excludes Russia, Poland, Romania, etc.

I think a fair division would be:
- West Asia (Asia Minor, Caucasus, Iran);
- North Africa (Maghreb, Egypt);
- Southwest Asia (Levant, Iraq, Arabia);
- Central Asia (most of the -stans, including East Turkestan and Afghanistan);
- South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal);
- North Asia (Siberia);
- Northeast Asia (Japan, the Koreas, China);
- Southeast Asia (starting with Myanmar).

It is a largely traditional division that corresponds well to population genetics (which reflect regular interaction and shared history). There are some mild problems with places like Tibet. All of them could be conceivably described as "Eastern". Some are closer to Southeast Asia (e.g., Bangladesh), some closer to Europe (e.g., Turkey).
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