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Western Europe definition

Those nations in Europe that were not part of the Eastern Bloc, or more specifically, those nations allied with the United States in NATO (except Turkey). Neutral or nonaligned nations such as Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, and Spain, though western European in terms of geography, are not usually meant when the term “Western Europe” is used as the opposite for terms such as “Eastern Europe,” “the Eastern Bloc,” or “communist Europe.”

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • In western europe the progress achieved in this direction has been considerable.

    Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
  • In western europe at least all markets are practically open markets.

    The World in Chains John Mavrogordato
  • Monks were first introduced into western europe in the year 529.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • It seems you did not spend your time for nothing in western europe.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • There is still poverty in western europe, but it is preventable poverty.

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