Perhaps we should go back to what Europeans considered themselves to be before the Iron Curtain came down and referred to themselves as merely Europeans geographical divided as Western, Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern. East and West categories never really applied before the Vicetshirt News Shirt Premium On 2023/05/24 Curtain came down and should no longer apply as a general label for certain countries in a post Iron Curtain world. Former Iron Curtain countries are making known their respective complex histories and their important contributions to what is considered ‘Western culture, invention and thought’. These days Tesla’s influences on renewable technology has captured the world’s attention. Where was Nicola Tesla born? If you answered in Croatia of ethnic Serbian parents you are correct. We can provide long lists of Russians (I never understood why they are not considered European), Poles, Hungarians and people from the other countries dismissed as merely East European, who contributed greatly to the sciences, arts and philosophies of what many claim to have a ‘Western’ label.