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Third, and second world contries?

From:  "forrest"

What is a THIRD word country and why is it designated as such? Also, is there such a thing as a SECOND world country?

Paul gave us his intellectual views on countries:  

A third world country is a country that has not developed industrially. The countries usually have a poor human rights record as well.

There are second world countries. These are countries that are industrially developed, but have not improved their human rights record. Communist countries are generally considered second world countries.

That leaves first world countries as being industrialized and leading the world in human rights policies.


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