The world is the planet Earth and all life upon it, including human civilization. In a philosophical context, the "world" is the whole of the physical Universe, or an ontological world (the "world" of an individual). In a theological context, the world is the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred spheres. "End of the world" scenarios refer to the end of human history, often in religious contexts.
The history of the world is commonly understood as spanning the major geopolitical developments of about five millennia, from the first civilizations to the present. In terms such as world religion, world language, world government, and world war, the term world suggests an international or intercontinental scope without necessarily implying participation of every part of the world.
The world population is the sum of all human populations at any time; similarly, the world economy is the sum of the economies of all societies or countries, especially in the context of globalization. Terms such as "world championship", "gross world product", and "world flags" imply the sum or combination of all sovereign states.

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  1. PNWguy

    Entered the world of politics...

    Sort of... Buddy of mine sent me an email last week saying that there was an open seat on the city council for the town I live in. It was seat #5, which oversees police and fire. So I went to the courthouse in Colfax and filed. One other person came in a bit before me and also filed for it...
  2. oremike

    If guns were compaired to motorcycles

    Glocks would be likened to KLR's.......
  3. CountryGent

    Under served niche in the firearms world?

    The free market is normally pretty good about filling a market demand, but there are often spots in any that aren't fully served. In the world of firearms, what product, service, etc., do you think is need of better options? Thanks. :)
  4. DB is Here

    National  Girl firepower: IDF vet ‘Queen of guns’ praises US firearm laws as ‘best in the world’

    Girl firepower: IDF vet ‘Queen of guns’ praises US firearm laws as ‘best in the world’ I'd say we need even more "Freedom"...
  5. RicInOR

    Freedom vs. Liberty: How Subtle Differences Between These Two Big Ideas Changed Our World

    Freedom vs. Liberty: Understanding the Difference & What it Means to Be Truly Free
  6. L84Cabo

    The Shootings Judge Benitez Wrote About

    If someone ever asks you why you need more than 10 rounds, send them these. And if you've never read the story of Susan Gonzalez and her husband, you should. It's scary as hell. Susan Gonzalez (1997) Susan Gonzalez - Anti-Gun Mom Turned Survivor by Lyn Bates - We are AWARE Feng Zhu...
  7. tac

    World Champion Hungarian Walker shooter

    and his methods................ Gyula Mastárós reveals his trade secrets about selecting and shooting his Uberti replica Colt Walker in a 2016 movie from capandball - another Hungarian world champion BP shooter, Dr. Balász Németh. Seems like all this custom-shop stuff you might read is pure...
  8. L84Cabo

    The Myth That The U.S. Leads The World In Mass Shootings

    When you hear the Left making statements that US leads the world in mass shootings, they are usually quoting a study done by University of Alabama associate professor, Adam Lankford. Well our old friend, John Lott, has something to say about this. It seems that Mr. Lankford based his opinion on...
  9. 66PonyCar

    The World Wars on History Channel

    I'm watching The World Wars on the History Channel. In Part 1 there is a scene featuring George Patton conducting target practice training with his troops. He is standing downrange next to the targets as his troops fire at the targets. Although Patton had a lot of bluster in him, I find this...
  10. CountryGent

    Favorite World War II era Handgun(s)?

    So, since it is December 7th, and the fact I was engaging in system test cycles so standard/routine I can do them in my sleep, I watched/listened to a bunch of Pearl Harbor related documentaries today. I avoided the bullplop ones, but focused on ones done by real historians. Most of the...
  11. Grizzly_A

    Shooters World Blackout Powder Locally?

    Anyone know any places that stock it locally? Portland-Metro area.
  12. Joe Link

    National  Inside the World of D.I.Y. Ammunition

    Inside the World of D.I.Y. Ammunition
  13. J

    Hello world!

    Hi new to the forum, thanks for making a great place! I am from the mid west originally I grew up hearing how great Oregon is so I took a chance and moved. Smith rock and crater lake are my favorate. Trying to sell collection and raise funds to go back home but I will still visit. I am...
  14. GRMPS

    USA Ladies SWEEP skeet podium at World Championship

    Connor leads US Team to dominate the women's Skeet event: four medals, a new record First USA podium sweep since 50 meter rifle in 1974! The ladies can shoot! This is international skeet, against the best in the world. USA Sweeps Women’s Skeet Podium Plus Two Junior Silver Medals Today at the...
  15. trikerdon

    The Best Handgun Caliber - A Real World Study

    This video uses the data from Greg Ellifritz's 10-year stopping power study of real-world gun fights to shed the light of actual data on several common beliefs about handgun calibers including: 22 rifles are the best bug out guns, 45s have the best stopping power, 380s are too small to be...
  16. tac

    New Grange UNESCO World Heritage site - Ireland NEW FINDS!!!

    Yesterday, in fact. With the recent drought here in Western Europe, there have been some great opportunities for researchers with drones to fly the landscape looking for possible sites of historical interest. This culminated in the mind-blowing discovery of not one, but a number of hitherto...
  17. U

    National  Parkland HS shooting survivor rejected by Universities, will instead major in "Changing the World"

    Outspoken Parkland High School senior David Hogg, who has become a major advocate of gun control legislation since the mass shooting at his high school, has admitted that the leading Universities that he applied to have rejected him. Hogg says that he has decided to now focus on "Changing...
  18. ATCclears

    A world of Languages

    Infographic: A World of Languages
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