Western world

Countries that identify themselves with an originally European shared culture This article is about the Western world in the context of the East–West dichotomy. For other uses, see Western World (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Western Bloc, Western Hemisphere, or Westworld (TV series). "Western power" redirects here. For other uses, see Western Power (disambiguation). "Westerners" and "Occident" redirect here. For historical politics in Korea, see Westerners (Korean political faction). For other uses, see Occident (disambiguation).

In dark blue is the "West" (Australia, Canada, Catholic and Protestant Europe, New Zealand, and the United States), based-on Samuel P. Huntington's 1996 Clash of Civilizations. In turquoise are Orthodox Europe and Latin America. For Huntington, Orthodox Europe is the "eastern" part of the West, while Latin America was part of the Western world or a descendant civilization that was twinned with it.

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, the Americas, and Australasia. The Western world is also known as the Occident (from the Latin word occidens, "sunset, West"), in contrast to the Orient (from the Latin word oriens, "rise, East") or Eastern world. It might mean the Northern half of the North–South divide.

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