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    Is the Caribbean in ''The West''?

    As in is the Caribbean islands apart of the Western world or do some islands get the pass as being Western while some are not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carib2 View Post
    As in is the Caribbean islands apart of the Western world or do some islands get the pass as being Western while some are not?
    I'd call Barbados and the smaller french and dutch islands western. but other places no.
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    It's in the Western Hemispherer

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    Are non white folks living in "western" countries considered westerners?
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    Of course it is. The whole Americas is the Western Hemisphere.

    Stupid people believe the Western World is just developed nations. That's wrong. All those third world nations in Central and South America are Western countries. They were once ruled by Europe, so they have strong Western influence. The majority of islands in the Caribbean were once English, Spanish, and French territories. These are places where people speak European languages and is also heavily Christian.

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    My answer would be ''yes'' all Countries in the Americas would be Western for reasons above (Europe influenced or European derived cultures) but people have other definitions like being developed. But I do think some islands are on the border of being Western..

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    Quote Originally Posted by str8finessin View Post
    Of course it is. The whole Americas is the Western Hemisphere.

    Stupid people believe the Western World is just developed nations. That's wrong. All those third world nations in Central and South America are Western countries. They were once ruled by Europe, so they have strong Western influence. The majority of islands in the Caribbean were once English, Spanish, and French territories. These are places where people speak European languages and is also heavily Christian.
    "Western" as a definition is complicated for alot of reasons.

    If we were to use Language as a benchmark for whether or not a country is Western, we'd run into problems when you consider that many people in Africa and the Middle East also speak Western languages as a mother tongue. Is a French-speaking Senegalese or Lebanese Western too?

    If we were to use Christianity as a benchmark that would be also problematic, considering that
    1-Christianity itself isn't a Western religion, it's a Middle Eastern one
    2-There have been Christians in non-western regions wayyy before there were European Christians
    3-Latin Americans and Africans are much more observant Christians than Europeans

    So it hard to say who's actually "Western". I'd say that there are varying degrees to how "Western" a society is, with places like Latin America and the Caribbean being in that transition area between Western and Non-Western.
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