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Started by Nam, July 26, 2014, 08:19:18 PM

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Mr.Obvious

Not really, it's consistently put in the 'west-europe' group. Along with luxembourg and france.

I mean, when you get down to it, lines for such a concept are even more arbitrary than the 'europe asia eurasia' conversation.
But talking geographics , we do get put into the western-europe group by just about any major classification. Whatever you may assume our cultural heritage may be, put aside.
You can see it on the coloration on the maps in the link. I took a north-europe link of wikipedia, belgium does not get classified as that.
Not by the UN standards, not by the world factbook, not by unicef, not by eurovoc,not even by the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, not by the german classification system whose name i forget. Not by shitload of unofficial websites either, like worldometers, whereig, ... in fact if i look up anywhere to define belgium as a northern european country, by any official or unoffical institution or source, i come up with little to none. I think in researching this, these past few hours i came acros one lonely map, while the text below it still didn' include belgium as a northern european country.

And again, there are no 'real' lines to be drawn. And ideas like 'central europe' and such can always be kind of a muddy concept, but we just never or hardly ever get classified as northern european.
Nor do the dutch, who are to the direct north of us, by the way
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Now I know y'all are weird over there (joking) because I've never heard of Netherlands being called anything but northern Europe and certainly not Western Europe, which is more flamenco and sunshine rather than tulips and rain.
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Quote from: Shiranu on June 23, 2022, 12:12:42 PMNow I know y'all are weird over there (joking) because I've never heard of Netherlands being called anything but northern Europe and certainly not Western Europe, which is more flamenco and sunshine rather than tulips and rain.

So what is western europe to you, actually? Which countries?
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I know the question isn't directed at me, but imo Germany, Italy, and Austria all the way west to Ireland, France, and Spain is what I consider to be western europe.

I consider Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland to be northern Europe (aka the Nordic states)

By process of elimination, Poland, the three Baltic countries, Hungary, Bulgaria, etc are eastern europe  (notable exceptions: Greece and Turkey)

Generally speaking, all eastern european nations are former members of the Warsaw Pact.

Shiranu

Quote from: Mr.Obvious on June 23, 2022, 05:18:47 PMSo what is western europe to you, actually? Which countries?
Spain, Andorra, Southern France, Portugal, Italy, parts of Germany - Latin countries or parts of countries heavily influenced by Latin culture to the point it's their dominant culture (so would argue parts of Belgium at least).

Germanic Europe would be Northern Europe, Slavic Europe Eastern Europe, and Southern Europe basically being Western Europe but throw in the Latin-ized Slavic groups - and when I say these, I mean culturally far more-so than ethnically.
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