Western Europe

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Western Europe


is the region comprising the westerly countries of Europe. While the term has a geographic context, another main definition developed during the Cold War (approx. 1945-1991) to describe the countries associated with the Western European Union (1954–2011; now part of the European Union (EU)).
According to the United Nations, using the criterion of division by geographic regions, Western Europe currently comprise Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands and Switzerland.


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