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View Poll Results: What do you consider to be part of the EASTERN world?
Middle East 4 44.44%
Israel 1 11.11%
India 7 77.78%
Southeast Asia 9 100.00%
China 9 100.00%
Japan 9 100.00%
North Korea 9 100.00%
South Korea 9 100.00%
Philippines 6 66.67%
Indonesia 7 77.78%
Australasia 0 0%
Melanesia 2 22.22%
Polynesia 2 22.22%
Micronesia 2 22.22%
North Africa 2 22.22%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0%
South Africa 0 0%
Macao 7 77.78%
Central Asia 4 44.44%
Georgia 2 22.22%
Armenia 2 22.22%
Western Europe 0 0%
Eastern Europe 1 11.11%
Hong Kong 8 88.89%
Singapore 9 100.00%
Taiwan 9 100.00%
ISlamic indo-arian states (Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan) 6 66.67%
Countries in the range of Himalaya (Nepal, Bhuthan) 6 66.67%
The Guyanas 0 0%
Latin America 0 0%
Turkey 2 22.22%
Greece 0 0%
Russia, entirely 2 22.22%
Russia, only the Asian part 3 33.33%
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:15 PM
 
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Kazakhstan and Pakistan are both part of the Islamic world which is completely different from Eastern Asia, And Eastern Asia is the only place that should be called “the East” since it’s actually in the east, and Far East at that.
Then you'd have to argue, that India, too, is completely different from Eastern Asia. It certainly isn't the "Far East".

Nice try, but IMO you struck out with this map. I love your map service that you provide here, generally, though.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Then you'd have to argue, that India, too, is completely different from Eastern Asia. It certainly isn't the "Far East".

Nice try, but IMO you struck out with this map. I love your map service that you provide here, generally, though.
Yes I agree that India and China are very different, but again you can still roughly split the world into two regions. regions that have been heavily influenced by faiths coming from Israel (Judaism, Christianity, Islam etc.) and the Indian Faiths (Hinduism, Buddhism etc.) Of course it's not that simple, but If one were to split the world into two (West/East), that's probably the best way to do it.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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Yes I agree that India and China are very different, but again you can still roughly split the world into two regions. regions that have been heavily influenced by faiths coming from Israel (Judaism, Christianity, Islam etc.) and the Indian Faiths (Hinduism, Buddhism etc.) Of course it's not that simple, but If one were to split the world into two (West/East), that's probably the best way to do it.
I don't know what the "best" way to do it would be. Another way to do it, would be to continue the line formed by the Ural Mts. southward. This would cut Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in two. Some geographers consider western Kazakhstan part of "the West", anyway. Going further south, Iran would either be cut in two, or might end up entirely in the "West". Pakistan would be in the "East", along with India and Afghanistan.

That makes as much sense to me, if not a little more, than doing it by religion.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I don't know what the "best" way to do it would be. Another way to do it, would be to continue the line formed by the Ural Mts. southward. This would cut Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in two. Some geographers consider western Kazakhstan part of "the West", anyway. Going further south, Iran would either be cut in two, or might end up entirely in the "West". Pakistan would be in the "East", along with India and Afghanistan.

That makes as much sense to me, if not a little more, than doing it by religion.
Well if we are going by geography then it should be Western Hemisphere/eastern hemisphere or new world/old world.
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Old Yesterday, 06:16 PM
 
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Yes I agree that India and China are very different, but again you can still roughly split the world into two regions. regions that have been heavily influenced by faiths coming from Israel (Judaism, Christianity, Islam etc.) and the Indian Faiths (Hinduism, Buddhism etc.) Of course it's not that simple, but If one were to split the world into two (West/East), that's probably the best way to do it.

If you take in consideration such things as BC ( or "Before Common Era" as they call it now to please the atheistic crowd, ) then "the West" pretty much becomes the Christendom ( i.e. the European countries) and "the East" is pretty much the countries of the older religions - be that Islam or Buddhism and what's not. And they practically all happened to be east of the European Christendom.
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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If you take in consideration such things as BC ( or "Before Common Era" as they call it now to please the atheistic crowd, ) then "the West" pretty much becomes the Christendom ( i.e. the European countries) and "the East" is pretty much the countries of the older religions - be that Islam or Buddhism and what's not. And they practically all happened to be east of the European Christendom.
Islam isn't "older" than Christianity though. the former is much younger in fact.

In terms of religions it's like
Judaism



Hinduism



Zoroastrianism
Buddhism

Christianity


Islam
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Old Yesterday, 09:35 PM
 
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Islam isn't "older" than Christianity though. the former is much younger in fact.

In terms of religions it's like
Judaism



Hinduism



Zoroastrianism
Buddhism

Christianity


Islam

My bad.

I didn't mean Islam talking about the "older religions."

I meant the "older religions" PLUS Islam ( which is of course younger than Christianity.)
And THAT would pretty much describe the "East."
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Old Today, 06:19 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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My bad.

I didn't mean Islam talking about the "older religions."

I meant the "older religions" PLUS Islam ( which is of course younger than Christianity.)
And THAT would pretty much describe the "East."
Most religions in the ancient times were crafted to attend the spiritual needs of a certain people. While in the East these many of these religions are still supported until nowadays, in the West most of religions were overridden by the Christianity. Islam is an interesting case because it has elements of both an ethnic religion like Hinduism and a religion for the entire mankind like Christianity: while in the essence it was deeply rooted in the Arabic world, it expanded to non-arabic cultures like Turkey, Persia and Malaysia in the same way that the Christianity spread in the West. From the point of view of history, not religion... it's interesting the fact of Islam, having many elements of an ethnic religion, came after the Christianity - which was since the beginning thought to embrace all the cultures of the world despite emerging from the Judaism.
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