The term "The West" is still used often by the media to refer to certain countries and regions, despite being a vague and outdated term. The West is typically associated with countries in Europe and North America, but also includes countries such as Australia and New Zealand. The term is often used to refer to the political and economic systems of these countries, and to draw a comparison between them and other parts of the world. It is an oversimplified way of looking at the world, reducing it to a dichotomy of 'us' and 'them'. The term also serves to create a sense of unity between these countries, and to disregard the cultural, economic and political differences between them.