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I removed the sentence: „… although the OECD includes countries, namely, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey, that are not yet fully industrial countries, but newly industrialised countries.“. It is nonsense. Newly industrialized countries are South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Turkey. source: Btw: Czech republic is industrial country for past 200 years.

Pictures in the introduction[edit]

Hi there.

I think we should keep in the intro only the buildings that show a link between the Greco-Roman architecture and the modern period: that is, the French Assemblée nationale and the American Supreme Court (the legacy is obvious notably with the colums).

The other pictures do not show this heritage, but they are still interesting: maybe we should put the British Parliament somewhere below in the article with a caption that reads something like The Western World has been a powerful force for democratisation around the world. Pictured here is the Parliament of the United Kingdom, dubbed the "mother of Parliament".

We could use the image of the Christ redeemer with a caption such as Christianity is one of the fundamental components of the Western World.

What do you think? Huiva (talk) 12:08, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Oh, and to make the link with Ancient Rome even clearer, I suggest using a picture of the Pantheon of Rome => this one. Huiva (talk) 12:18, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

rio de janeiro western?lmao rio de janeiro have much sub westerners in the population of that town only south brazil and sao Paulo have more western influence the rest of brazil have small western contribuition and more native/Hispanic/et cetera-other influences

Rio de Janeiro is very obviously the most Portuguese city out of Portugal – and not that I feel personally proud about it, as I identify as mixed-race, assimilated nican tlaca, or Indigenous (though I'm mainly European by ancestry, my Indigenous ancestors are also quite recent, starting in a great-great-grandmother). Indigenous cultural influence in Brazil, to the exception of the Amazon Basin, is really small as most of them were annihilated or assimilated into a strongly anti-Indigenous, white supremacist, fundamentalist Catholic culture. Culture ≠ phenotype ≠ ancestry. As for "Hispanic influence", there was more immigration from Portugal and even Italy to Brazil than there was from Spain, and all of those countries are Western by definition. Not to mention that the "standard culture" of Brazil, as defined in terms of who gets to decide the general direction, organization and norms of society due to hegemonical power, is generally the one shared by the white-majority elite and middle classes, so the entire country is comfortably as within Western culture as our southernmost states (and this is not supposed to be a positive assessment of our society). Srtª PiriLimPomPom (talk) 05:43, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

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