Questions tagged [western-world]
Western countries like the UK, USA, France and Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_world
Why don't Western countries penalize Chinese companies in the same way that China restricts Western companies working on its territory?
Some examples: China bans foreign entities from owning land, currency restrictions make it hard for companies to move funds abroad, Chinese companies are known for violating patents, and finally the ...
Why and since when did Russia stop integrating itself into the Western community?
After the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation was on its way to integrating itself into the Western community politically, economically and socially (by Western World I mean the so-...
Why do Western countries seem to be less efficient than Asian countries in fighting against COVID-19?
So far it appears that Western countries especially in Europe (e.g. Italy, Spain, UK, France, Germany) struggle to curb the spread of COVID-19. This is in contrast to most Asian countries (China, ...
Why don't Western powers support Bashar al-Assad since it now became clear most of the opposition is not in support of democratic government?
In the beginning of the Syrian Civil War the Western powers supported the Syrian opposition on principles of democracy and self-determination. However 6 years later it's now clear that most of the ...
Are there oligarchs in Western countries?
Why do I see the term 'oligarch' almost exclusively applied to Eastern European countries? Are there oligarchs in the European Union, the United States? As I understand it, an oligarch is a wealthy ...
Why are Western politicians even bothering to react to Russian claims?
Some examples of claims from Russia which Western politicians recently had to respond to: Ukraine was making nuclear weapons in Chernobyl Ukraine had biolabs working on new biological weapons Ukraine'...
Is opposition to vaccination correlated with other political beliefs?
The article Debate over vaccine requirements forges strange alliance states that opposition to vaccination (or government-mandated vaccination) doesn't seem to be a Democrat versus Republican, or ...
How do Western countries know that Ukrainians massively support the continuation of resistance?
More than 6 million Ukrainians have fled the country The vast majority of Ukrainian males aged 18 to 60 are literally forced to stay in the war-torn country Social pressure probably prevents them from ...
Did the sanctions against Russia take into account that oil price might neutralise their effect?
Western countries imposed some sanctions on the Russian Federation and some Russian individuals since the start of the invasion of Ukraine. But Russia can still sell oil on the international markets ...
How did Russia end up becoming an opposing power of the West?
I am talking about pre-Ukraine War situation. Especially from 1990 to 2021. At present there are only two major powers that are posing themselves as an opposing force to the US leadership. I admit ...
Have any prominent politicians in the West called for Ukraine to surrender territory to Russia?
Are there any prominent politicians in the West who are encouraging Ukraine to just give up and officially surrender Crimea/Donbass to Russian control in order to end the war? NB: I am not saying ...
What is the least divided country, politically?
The United States is thought of as a divided country based on numerous studies, and the trend seems to be getting worse (more divided). Are there any westernized, Democratic, and free societies that ...
Why didn't Western countries boycott the 2018 World Cup?
According to this article Russian government believes that 2018 World Cup will help Russian economy on the medium term: a survey by the Russian government last week. It said the World Cup's boost ...
Why does the US need to spy on its allies?
Recently, I've read about the NSA (the US National Security Agency) spying on European leaders - Angela Merkel in particular. But this is highly unusual for me. I can understand the US spying on its ...
Why is the West concerned about the enforcement of certain attire on women in Afghanistan but unconcerned about similar European policy?
France, Canada and other countries have introduced hijab bans - bans on essential Islamic dress that hijab-practicing Muslim women cannot appear in public without. Adding to this the proposed values ...
Can propaganda be present/produced in democratic countries?
I'm used to hear opinions, that, for example, RT is "Russian propaganda" and "Global Times" is Chinese propaganda. In general, according to this point of view, propaganda is a mark ...
Are there any polls explicitly measuring "quarantine fatigue" in Western countries?
There are numerous articles talking about how people are tired of staying in lockdown: As Greece enters its third week since restrictive measures were first imposed to combat the spread of ...
What determines whether Western countries (and NATO) recognize separatist movements? (especially when comparing Kosovo and the Donbass)
Consider the following scenario: there is a region in a country inhabited primarily by a different ethnic group than the majority of the rest of the country, and has been living there and composing ...
Why hadn't the west arrested Russian billionaires for corruption/money laundering prior to the Ukraine war?
According to US law they can arrest people for money laundering even if the money was laundered outside of the US. Here's Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's old statement: The West plays ...
Why are most Islamic countries less democratic/more corrupt than most Western countries? [closed]
Why are most Islamic governments, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, less democratic and more corrupt than most Christian-aligned countries particularly in the West?
What are different ways to define the concept of "The West"?
The concept of "The West" is mentioned frequently on this forum, but often runs into the problem of ambiguous definition. While most people have a rough idea of what is considered "...
Have non-health government officials in Western countries (besides the US) publicly pushed for specific medications for Covid-19 contra PH officials?
There has been some level disagreement publicly aired in the US between Trump/Navarro and Fauci on the use of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19. The president and his allies, however, have continued to ...
How to differ "angry mobs" from "fighters for freedom"? [closed]
I'm looking at those images and cannot understand how western correspondents (for example), differ "lawful use of force" from "unlawful use of force" (on the last image). 2020, US: ...