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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_culture

 

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WESTERN CULTURE, SOMETIMES EQUATED WITH WESTERN CIVILIZATION, WESTERN LIFESTYLE OR EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, IS A TERM USED VERY BROADLY TO REFER TO A HERITAGE OF SOCIAL NORMS, ETHICAL VALUES, TRADITIONAL CUSTOMS, BELIEF SYSTEMS, POLITICAL SYSTEMS, AND SPECIFIC ARTIFACTS AND TECHNOLOGIES THAT HAVE SOME ORIGIN OR ASSOCIATION WITH EUROPE.

 

[...] IT HAS BECOME MORE DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE WHICH INDIVIDUALS FIT INTO WHICH CATEGORY.

 

[...] BOUNDARIES OF COUNTRIES THAT CONSTITUTE "THE WEST" REMAIN UNCLEAR.

 

[...] WESTERN CULTURE IS NEITHER HOMOGENEOUS NOR UNCHANGING.