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General Q -Who Invented the Third World?

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Asked by azam khan, 16 Dec '13 03:08 pm
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This term, the so-called Third World, was one that caught my attention, so I researched to know where it came from, and here is what I have found.

Today, people refer to the poorest countries of the world as "Third World". The term is used as a ranking scheme for the level of development of countries, with the First World on top, then the Second World and then Third World.

To make things worse, the term is also a derogatory label for citizens of the so-called Third World countries as under-civilized people of poor countries who should struggle to be accepted and respected as the more civilized citizens of better-ranking countries. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are perceived as poor, lazy, and uneducated because they come from countries that are wrongly labeled as Third World.

But actually, there is no official definition of those divisions. There is no international scale with specific measures that we could apply to the countries of the world to know who is in whic ...more
Answered by muslimah, 16 Dec '13 03:09 pm

 
  
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The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 19 Dec '13 03:57 pm

 
  
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Third World is a term originally used to distinguish those nations that neither aligned with the West nor with the East during the Cold War. These countries are also known as the Global South, developing countries, and least developed countries in academic circles. Development workers also call them the two-thirds world and The South. Some dislike the term developing countries as it implies that industrialisation is the only way forward, while they believe it is not necessarily the most beneficial.

Many "third world" countries are located in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. They are often nations that were colonized by another nation in the past. The populations of third world countries are generally very poor but with high birth rates. In general they are not as industrialized or technologically advanced as the first world. The majority of the countries in the world fit this classification.

The term "third world" was coined by economist Alfred Sauvy in an article in the French m ...more
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 16 Dec '13 06:57 pm

 
  
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The people of the so called advanced countries.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 16 Dec '13 03:10 pm

 
  
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No one invented it and do n't try to gv credit to someone hvng Al as suffix from Saudi though the name of the person is hvng Al in the beginning.
It did exist by default when there was a cold war between Capitalist countries and Countries.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 16 Dec '13 03:15 pm

 
  
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Al-Razi
Answered by Stone Heart, 16 Dec '13 03:10 pm

 
  
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