Post-WW2, modern societies’ characteristics with capitalistic economies, democratic political structures, highly industrialized base, and social classes divided by economic status. Everyday life, urbanization, employment and business seeing women at every level, secular outlook, sexual freedom, birth and death rates sharply reduced, centralized bureaucratic government, standardized education system, and technology pervasive especially in communications are all characteristic normal patterns.

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