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- (obsolete) The Americas.
- All of the countries of the world other than those in Asia taken as a whole.
- 1989 - The state formerly reviled for cleaving too closely to Moscow's line now finds itself berated by the Kremlin as well as the Western world for not following the path of glasnost and perestroika. — The Independent, Newspaper Publishing plc
- the West