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What is the list of “Western countries” in the world?

There is no single definition of what the West is, so the list of countries changes depending on context. The different contexts are outlined in this Wikipedia article.To sum it up (quotes from WP):Cultural definition – From a cultural and sociological approach the Western world is defined as including all cultures that are directly derived […]

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Correlations in Ukraine

The electoral division in Ukraine is very well-publicized, with countless maps all over Western media cropping up, showing the diagonal line that splits the country roughly north-south.As someone with a relatively close connection to Ukraine, I had always been deeply aware of this divide. But I never really thought about the root causes, beyond the […]

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Europe Voting

This map shows how voting divides in individual European countries cross national boundaries and have some interesting correlations.The map speaks for itself—each color on the map is the color of the dominant/winning political party or coalition (if political parties change unreliably). In Europe, red is typically the color of leftist or socialist coalitions, while blue […]

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