The Western world, also known as the West, refers to various regions, nations and states, depending on the context, most often consisting of the majority of Europe, North America, and Oceania.- Western world
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Umbrella term for various cultures or social structures, nations and philosophical systems, which vary depending on the context.
It is often seen as a counterpart to the Western world, and correlates strongly to the southern half of the North–South divide.
Western culture, also known as Western civilization, Occidental culture, or Western society, is the heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, artifacts and technologies of the Western world.
Western philosophy encompasses the philosophical thought and work of the Western world.
Northeastern Mediterranean civilization, existing from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of classical antiquity (c.
In Western history, the era of classical antiquity was immediately followed by the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine period.
Westernization (or Westernisation), also Europeanisation or occidentalization (from the Occident), is a process whereby societies come under or adopt Western culture in areas such as industry, technology, science, education, politics, economics, lifestyle, law, norms, mores, customs, traditions, values, mentality, perceptions, diet, clothing, language, writing system, religion, and philosophy.
Form of government in which the people have the authority to deliberate and decide legislation ("direct democracy"), or to choose governing officials to do so ("representative democracy").
Western democracy, as distinct from that which existed in antiquity, is generally considered to have originated in city-states such as those in Classical Athens and the Roman Republic, where various schemes and degrees of enfranchisement of the free male population were observed before the form disappeared in the West at the beginning of late antiquity.
The Occident is a term for the West, traditionally comprising anything that belongs to the Western world.
Process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide.
The first is the idea of Eastern Origins, which shows how Western states have adapted and implemented learned principles from the East.
Used to describe a grouping of countries along socio-economic and political characteristics.
The Global North correlates with the Western world—including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Israel (among others)—while the South largely corresponds with the developing countries (previously called "Third World") and the Eastern world.
For the Greek language used during particular eras, see Proto-Greek language, Mycenaean Greek, Ancient Greek, Koine Greek, Medieval Greek, and Modern Greek.
The Greek language holds a very important place in the history of the Western world.