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Old 08-21-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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People are basing their opinions on this based on what's on Wikipedia. LOL

I remember when I was a college student. The professors made it very clear that if it was discovered that any student used Wikipedia as a source for their essays/projects/thesis/etc, they would receive an automatic F.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.liv...wikipedia.html

Wikipedia for the most part is reliable and accurate, the reason why you canít source it is because itís not a source in it of itself. Itís a summarization of conglomeration of sources.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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So why isn't Siberia part of your definition of western civilization? Slavs make up over 80% of the Siberian population and many of the indigenous population has become russified and adopted the orthodox faith, though many have also remained shamanistic or Buddhist.

That being said I looked at the wiki pages of other languages, and most of them put Latin America in a special category, and non of them consider Russia part of the Western world.

German / Italian / English


French


Spanish


Russian


I think the reason why most other people are reluctant to put Latin america squarely into the west is because Latin America has a rich history and culture that is a bit isolated from the rest of western Europe. And then some others only view some Latin Americans as western (those in the far south) while the ones further north are more of a quasi western.
Whoever made this map was extremelly ignorant.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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So what is your opinion on how to categorize eastern Europe, Caucuses, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines?



You can be Christian and speak a Latin based language and still be considered outside of the west, for instance Romania.

By ignorant Americans that probably vote Trump. Romania and Latin America were part of the west centuries before your country came into existance. I don't consider the US part of the west.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: S„o Paulo, Brazil
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Which are the western countries?
* Those who said that themselves are western, and
* Those that nobody else would deny that they are western.

As I said in another topic, I used to consider Latin America as part of the West due to the cultural heritage, but in the contemporary geopolitics it makes more sense to divide the world into West-East-South, and in this case Latin America is definitively part of the south, grouped with Subsaharan Africa.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Which are the western countries?
* Those who said that themselves are western, and
* Those that nobody else would deny that they are western.

As I said in another topic, I used to consider Latin America as part of the West due to the cultural heritage, but in the contemporary geopolitics it makes more sense to divide the world into West-East-South, and in this case Latin America is definitively part of the south, grouped with Subsaharan Africa.
What about Japan
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:58 PM
 
Location: S„o Paulo, Brazil
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What about Japan

Japan is an Eastern country.

Their culture and values are heavily influenced by Buddhism and sinitic traditions, aside of their own Shinto tradition, which is also millenarian and has no connection to the western culture. Obviously, they have a sustainable and enduring multi-party democracy which is a typical feature of the western countries, but both the culture space and the geographic place put them definitively in the East.
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Japan is an Eastern country.

Their culture and values are heavily influenced by Buddhism and sinitic traditions, aside of their own Shinto tradition, which is also millenarian and has no connection to the western culture. Obviously, they have a sustainable and enduring multi-party democracy which is a typical feature of the western countries, but both the culture space and the geographic place put them definitively in the East.
Politically and economically, Japan is a U.S ally with an industrialized economy.
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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So what is your opinion on how to categorize eastern Europe, Caucuses, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines?



You can be Christian and speak a Latin based language and still be considered outside of the west, for instance Romania.

South Africa is Western, so Phyllipmesm Easrern Europe is westernm of coursem caususes toyo. Our culture comes from there,
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:13 PM
 
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And they are an island nation with a constitutional monarchy, and they like to drink tea.
I never really thought of how much British and Japanese cultures overlap. Also why does everyone on this forum act completely clueless whenever you bring up "the west".
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:42 AM
 
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Israel?
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