Why is the west so much advanced than the east?

We re richer, less influenced by religion, less sexist, less homophobic, less racist, more open minded, more liberal, more powerful, more fair, more educated, less tolerant of female pedophilia and i could go on.

What do you think?


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  • I don't know but its ok

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  • Geography.

    The Mediterranean area was the most advanced because it had lots of different civilizations living close to each other, therefore there was trading and exchange of ideas and culture. If someone from across the sea did something better than you, you'll most likely try to imitate them and even do it better than them.
    This competition, which was necessary for survival, is what made the West so advanced.

    Sub-Saharan Africa didn't have much contact with the rest of the world because you had to cross a huge dessert in order to do that, and this limited them a LOT, cause with little enemies, you weren't forced to spend in better technology.
    The West had to do that because they were in constant battle all the time.

    Societies advanced when ideas are challenged, if no one comes and questions anything, you won't change, that's why civilizations with no contact with others were stagnated, while the rest evolved. This is one of the reasons why Europeans decided to go to India through another route, and ended up discovering the Americas. With this discovery, they won the lottery, cause they could sell new goods to other cultures and become even richer. They sold these goods that no one has ever heard of before, and with them they bought slaves, which meant more manpower, which meant more goods, ergo, more money.

    This is more of a short version of why the West is so advanced today.

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  • You're not quite correct about some of these points. Hong Kong and Singapore are among the richest countries in the world (per capita). Japan is FAR less religious than the US. It is probably even less religious than Scandinavia. Less sexist... that's probably true though I wouldn't know how you'd go about measuring something like this. Less homophobic probably, less racist... I doubt it. More open minded and more liberal... again, how do you measure that? More powerful: how do you define power? China is catching up very fast to the US. The 21st century will be the century of China. More educated: ever heard anything about tiger parents? They're usually not Americans or Europeans.

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  • That is an excellent question. Your question is basically the start of the Pulitizer Prize winning 1997 book "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond. That book gives an explanation of the answer to your question.

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel

    I recommend Professor Diamond's other books including "Collapse" which discusses why societies collapse for example the long gone society on Easter Island that made all the giant head monuments.

    images.nationalgeographic.com/.../...9_600x450.jpg

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  • Give it a few years. By 2029 China will be the #1 economy with their 7-8% growth rates vs our 1-2%. Dunno about sexist, racist or homophobic (and don't care since those metrics aren't that important to me) but for the rest China will be more of, so a bit late to start bragging by about 100 years. Actually come to think of it China is officially atheist so I'd argue they are already less influenced by religion. All porn is illegal there so I'd think that's even less tolerant of female pedophilia (as if lack of tolerance stops them, one of the many reasons the darknet exists). More educated? Hardly, the US education system is shit considering how much money is wasted on it compared to countries like Japan and South Korea, why we have to import most skilled labor with H1B's, without which the economy would start to collapse. Richer? Nope. Singapore 3rd richest country on the planet since they are smart enough to not import broke people and cheap slave labor ($500k to locally invest or no visa/citizenship, simple as that). Same with Japan, one of strictest immigration policies there is (most of the few that are accepted happen only because they had a Japanese spouse before the application). More liberal isn't a good thing since liberals suck. China is far less liberal, trust me, since they are communist (mostly in name only these days, but still rather totalitarian).

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    • 2mo

      China is growing rather quickly but some of their growth is growth is in cheap housing and zombie companies. China's biggest problem is lack of innovation and the terrible quality of most things. That includes education, services, and even industry someone will find a way to f*ck it up. China is actually pretty tolerant of female pedophilia as long as you don't distribute it it's not a problem. China is growing but the only thing China seems to actually make that's of decent quality is infrastructure. Everything else is just trash because people either cut corners or try to find a way to rip you off. Now if China actually were able to innovate they would be scary but most people in the west have China way more powerful than it is.
      As for the four Asian Tigers they are some of the best countries to live in the world. They rank at the top in most measures it's why this question is BS.

  • Industry, Education, and Research. Pretty much all nations that are advanced invest in these three things. The one thing the East does better than the west is that families haven't been completely destroyed and fractured. Western countries should strive to create a more family friendly and less violent society.

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    • 2mo

      How would we deign to create a less violent society?

  • if you measure advancement by these standards it is advancement indeed. for example in china there is little respect for human life. they are not tolerant at all over there. they consider it going backwards. on the other side, if you do business with Chinese and you have an iron will and are very aggressive and assertive they will respect you A LOT they will love to do business with you.

    you say more liberal, as if liberal or either conservative politics is progression. its not.

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  • Enlightenment ( http://www.history.com/topics/enlightenment ) and French Revolution.

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  • We're more evolved. The harsher climate that we whites spent eons in made is work harder, made dumber genes die off, and the more innovative survive, along with putting a good amount of social trust in our communities.

    Why do you think Africa, with all the wealth and fertile soil and tameable animals, never progressed? Their climate allowed for more R select breeding while Europe forced K select breeding for whites.

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  • everything you just said has no value
    and is a damn lie the only thing we are is rich

    BUT AMERICA IS DUMB
    what if i told you the earth is flat instead of round and there science behind it
    what if i told you there's a
    gay gene,
    a murder gene,
    an adultery gene,
    etc... and what if i told you, the genes could be fixed and returned to normal and completely go away

    what if i told you there's more racism in the US, then other countries
    what if i told you open minded means you follow the pack and don't think for yourself

    AMERICA IS EVIL
    the people are just dumb cause they have what they need
    so they don't care about anything else

    a bunch of passive bitches

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  • good reasons however the east still has actual men hence why white women who travel east fall in love within minutes of arriving, and they have values that the west has lost long ago, while i agree the east is fked up and the west is more advanced the west needs to man up and grow a pair.

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    • 2mo

      I think it's good they are not as manly, some are just feminine and the west accepts it.

    • 2mo

      its good? girl please look at the western men they are struggling to be men and the women are cheating on their asses all the time for a more manly man, they lack that manliness and careless behaviour that makes a man a man they're too feminine trust me i know what iam talking about i met all kinds of wome and even dated some and they always , lik almost always choose the dark haired tough dude over the blonde stick figure.

  • actually-the best measure of a society is the # of laws it has. there is an obvious correlation between # of laws and how civilized a society is. That said, America having the most laws in history is proven the most uncivilized nation in history. and "west" is beyond vague and a generalization. Norway is in the "west" yet nothing like America, or Mexico, etc...

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  • You ain't less racist or less homophobic and both the religions and atheists you have are worst at doing what they say they follow. More open minded please you guys are the ones kill any science endeavor using the excuse of BLASPHEMY. More fair let me tell you somethings India used to sell their animals to rape you to the empire that defines your false civilization that's based on a direction of earth based on fantasy and not on any historical facts based on reality.

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  • Industrialization, secularization and modern democracy took root earlier in the West but places like South Korea and Taiwan have caught up nicely.

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  • Western countries are stable by their laws and rules , but in most of eastern countries there are no roles or laws and they still do good , crime rates are high in western countries specialty America,
    Also you are more rich because your country live on eastern country resources, west controls and develops corrupt governments for eastern country.

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  • Less sexist, homophobic, racist and homophobic... haha and educated? Not really... also America has one of the highest debts at the moment.

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  • Your post is erroneous.

    More middle class people in China that USA

    Japan, South Korea and Singapore all richer and safer than the US.

    less homophobic, more liberal, are not signs of advanced or desireable characteristics

    When you mean less sexist and racist, you mean discrimination like affirmative action and that is rampant in the west but the east does not have this government sponsored sexism/racism.

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    • 2mo

      You are wrong. USA if richer than any country in the world. Less discrimination shows socially people have advanced.

    • 2mo

      it used to be. More new cars are sold in China than in the USA now. The average income in Japan and Singapore are higher. 3 cities in China alone have taller buildings than anywher ein the USA. I have been to all these places by the way. there are no discrimiinatory laws like affirmative action in these countries. I dont like that this is true any more than you, but it is true. You can do your own research. This is the result of liberalism

  • man this is terrible bait you tried 2 hard

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  • West more politically correct got it.

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  • Want a lollipop for that? Buy one and put it in your mouth Lol

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  • Simple people who didn't like the east tradition moved to north America

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What Girls Said 5

  • The shit you listed is not how you judge advancement you know that right?

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    • 2mo

      Yes it is.

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    • 2mo

      Depends on how you see it, SOCIALLY the west is miles ahead

    • 2mo

      No one cares about social issues tho it's scientific issues that matter

  • at least in the east we know how to protect our country and culture and instill tradition into the younger generations.

    liberal 笑

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  • Just reading this tells me that you've probably never learned about history or culture properly. I think this TED talk would be quite helpful to you -> www.ted.com/.../chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

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  • Because the West is wild 😁!

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  • The IDEA that there is a WEST is a myth. The supposed "west" "developed" as it interacted with other peoples, and murdered other civilizations, along with stealing their goods.

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