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- proper n. The hemisphere of the Earth to the west of the Greenwich Meridian (zero degree longitude) and east of 180 degrees longitude (approximately the International Date Line).
- proper n. The Americas.
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- n. the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
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In soccer terms the Western Hemisphere has appeared to equal its former colonial overseers.
Current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, for example, was the CIA official who secretly advised in 1984 that "negotiations only allow communists to further entrench themselves," and that it was time to overthrow the elected Nicaraguan regime, because "the fact is that the Western Hemisphere is the sphere of influence of the United States," and who worried about domestic opposition in the United States.
The new nationalities in the Western Hemisphere are the result of forced growth sustained by new technology and stimulated by modern means of communication, education, and propaganda.
There's the long-term goal of creating a free trade agreement throughout the Western Hemisphere, which is supposed to be done by 2005.
The Western Hemisphere is a very important region for the United States, particularly in these troubling times with Argentina facing economic difficulties, with drug trade and intervention we need to prevent drugs from coming into the United States from Central American and Latin American countries.
Poland and certain republics of the Western Hemisphere are the standard examples of failure of this kind; and the United States would have ranked with them, and her name would have become a byword of derision, if the forces of union had not triumphed in the Civil War.
From the earliest days, control over the Western Hemisphere was a critical goal.
"The fact is that the Western Hemisphere is the sphere of influence of the United States.
“The fact is that the Western Hemisphere is the sphere of influence of the United States.
N.Y.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, which is holding a hearing on arms trafficking Thursday.
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