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the free worldnoun [S]

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those ​countries whose ​governments have been ​chosen in ​fairelections and whose ​people have ​fullhumanrights, usually used to refer to the ​Westernworld in ​contrast to other ​countries, for ​examplecountries that have a ​Communistgovernment: Wherever ​tyranny, ​oppression, and ​brutality have ​threatened the ​freeworld, ​ourcountries have ​stood for the ​triumph of good over ​evil.
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