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Why are some countries called Third world countries? are there any Second world countries too?

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Asked by twinkle solanki, 13 Jan '10 04:17 pm
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Durng the cold war between the USSR and USA there were divided into two world countres the rest were treated as 3rd world countries
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 13 Jan '10 04:24 pm

 
  
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Some countries r called third world countries because of prevailance of poverty n illiteracy.In short under developed countries r called so by the developed countries.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 13 Jan '10 04:23 pm

 
  
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5-6 countries are highly developed countries= First world countries
Rest few are developing countries = Second world countries
Under Developed countries = Third world countries
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 13 Jan '10 04:23 pm

 
  
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I wonder whr is first world :))
Answered by madhavi, 13 Jan '10 04:22 pm

 
  
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The economically underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Latin America, considered as an entity with common characteristics, such as poverty, high birthrates, and economic dependence on the advanced countries. The French demographer Alfred Sauvy coined the expression ("tiers monde" in French) in 1952 by analogy with the "third estate," the commoners of France before and during the French Revolution-as opposed to priests and nobles, comprising the first and second estates respectively. Like the third estate, wrote Sauvy, the third world is nothing, and it "wants to be something." The term therefore implies that the third world is exploited, much as the third estate was exploited, and that, like the third estate its destiny is a revolutionary one. It conveys as well a second idea, also discussed by Sauvy, that of non-alignment, for the third world belongs neither to the industrialized capitalist world nor to the industrialized Communist bloc. The expression third world was ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 13 Jan '10 04:22 pm

 
  
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Not in camp of usa or erstwhile ussr r third world countries,,,
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 13 Jan '10 04:21 pm

 
  
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Gu-nirpeksh deshon ne bhi apna gut banaa liya hai...isiliye ye khud ko third world countries kehate hain
Answered by Gopi Goswami, 13 Jan '10 04:19 pm

 
  
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Under developed countries of d world r called third world countries
Answered by gaurav shokeen, 13 Jan '10 04:19 pm

 
  
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Like In the early days, you travelled either in the First Class or
Third Class.
Same with countries.
Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 13 Jan '10 06:25 pm

 
  
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American sued to call undeveloped countries as third world. They felt that their friendly nations, which were developed are one group, where the USA was a master, Other group was under Russia, which was called iron wall countries, and mostly communist, ruled by some dictators.. This was second world countries for them, and mostly unfriendly.. The third group was non aligned nations, as Nehru called them, mostly underdeveloped, so the developed nations started calling them as third world.. We like to follow American writers, and we also started writing the same for us. I feel that had they called this group as foolish countries, many of our writers would have written the same..
Answered by subhash, 13 Jan '10 04:43 pm

 
  
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