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Western Civilization

Western civilization is the civilization created by Whites. Related terms include Western white civilization, Western world, Western society, Western culture, The West, The Free World and The Occident (from Latin “occidental”, meaning “Western”).

Sometimes (some) of these terms have been used in different senses, such as during the Cold War, when “The West” could refer to non-Communist or NATO countries.

Western Civilization is the name given to one of the four great and ancient civilizations of the world. It began in Ancient Greece more than 3000 years ago, and currently covers Europe, North America, and Australasia. Traditionally, the major religion has been Christianity, but Western Civilization has its roots in the pagan traditions of the Greeks.

Christianity, which spread using the language of the Greeks and then the Romans, pushed the achievements of Western Civilization to the greatest of all of world history. Due to Jewish influence and Jewish moral perversion and subversion beginning in the 20th Century, attempts to undermine the Christian foundation of Western Civilization have gained ground in Britain, France, and Germany, but not as much in the United States and Poland.

President Donald Trump spoke of the need to defend Western Civilization in his speech in Warsaw on July 6, 2017.

Western values (see also American values), which have always emphasized individual unalienable rights and liberty and freedoms, are often contrasted with the values of the other great civilizations of the world, those of the Middle East, India, and China.

Broadly put, Western civilization is the set of historical, intellectual, religious and cultural achievements of European and European-descended societies spanning from ancient Greek times to the present. Western civilization is lauded for its achievements and contributions to humanity in fields such as the arts, law, invention, science, religion, democracy, commerce, and philosophy and has developed a freedom of religion and thought that is lacking in many parts of the world. Western civilization was not without its faults, such as allowing a rebirth of slavery that had largely been extinguished in that part of the world much earlier and colonization of other areas around the globe due to the superior technology that Europe had discovered and implemented. Both episodes are a part of Europe's past.


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