List of countries in Western Europe
Western Europe – is part of Europe, which geographically includes the territory of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Great Britain and Ireland. During the Cold War under Western Europe understood the capitalist countries of Europe, which opposed the socialist countries of Eastern Europe. Today it is often used for the member countries of the European Union and NATO.
List of countries in Western Europe:
France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Great Britain and Ireland, Spain, Portugal
Historically, Western Europe is the core of Western civilization. Its main difference (for example from the Eastern Europe) – is the rule in the religious sphere of Catholicism and Protestantism, the existence of pluralist democracy in the political sphere, as well as the development of civil society in a natural way.