Wastren Asie

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Cairt o Wastren Asie

Wastren Asie, Wast Asie, Soothwast Asie or Soothwastren Asie are terms that describe the wastmaist portion o Asie. The terms are pairtly coterminous wi the Middle East, which describes a geographical poseetion in relation tae Wastren Europe rather than its location athin Asie. Due tae this perceivit Eurocentrism, internaitional organisations sic as the Unitit Naitions,[1] hae replacit Middle East an Near East wi Wastren Asie. This region an Europe are collectively referred tae as Wastren Eurasie.

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The warld's earliest ceevilizations developit in Wastren Asie. For maist o the last three millennia, the region haes been unitit unner ane or twa powerful states; each ane succeeding the last, an at times, eastren an wastren based polities. The main states in this regaird war the Assirie Empire, the Babylonie Empire, the Achaemenid Empire, the Seleucid Empire, the Parthian Empire, the Roman Empire, the Sassanid Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Umayyad Caliphate, the Abbasid Caliphate, the Safavid Empire, an the Ottoman Empire.

Wastren Asie is the birthplace o Islam, Christianity, Judaism, an ither monotheistic releegions.

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