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The three worlds during the Cold War era;      First World      Second World      Third World
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The term "first world" refers to countries that are democracies, which are technologically advanced, and whose citizens have a high standard of living. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1265x629, 21 KB) Summary Shows traditional location of First world Second world Third World during the w:Cold War, I made the map w:First world Blue - developed countries w:Second world Red - former communist countries (not as common a used... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1265x629, 21 KB) Summary Shows traditional location of First world Second world Third World during the w:Cold War, I made the map w:First world Blue - developed countries w:Second world Red - former communist countries (not as common a used... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... A map of countries often considered to have made up the Second World from the 1950s through to the 1980s. ... For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1350x625, 20 KB) UN Human Development Index (HDI) for 2004, derived from 2006 UN HDI report. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1350x625, 20 KB) UN Human Development Index (HDI) for 2004, derived from 2006 UN HDI report. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1350x625, 20 KB) Adapted from Image:HDImap spectrum2006. ... The standard of living refers to the quality and quantity of goods and services available to people and the way these services and goods are distributed within a population. ...


The terms First World, Second World, and Third World were used to divide the nations of Earth into three broad categories. The three terms did not arise simultaneously. After World War II, people began to speak of the NATO and Warsaw Pact countries as two major blocs, often using such terms as the "Western Bloc" and the "Eastern Bloc". The two "worlds" were not numbered. It was eventually pointed out that there were a great many countries that fit into neither category, and in 1952 French demographer Alfred Sauvy coined the term "Third World" to describe this latter group; retroactively, the first two groups came to be known as the "First World" and "Second World". A map of countries often considered to have made up the Second World from the 1950s through to the 1980s. ... For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the military alliance. ... Not to be confused with the Warsaw Convention, which is an agreement about airlines financial liability and the Treaty of Warsaw (1970) between West Germany and the Peoples Republic of Poland. ... This article is about the military alliance. ... A map of the Eastern Bloc 1948-1989. ... Map of countries by population Population growth showing projections for later this century Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. ... Alfred Sauvy by Erling Mandelmann © http://www. ...


There were a number of countries that did not fit comfortably into this neat definition of partition, including Switzerland, Sweden, and the Republic of Ireland, who chose to be neutral. Finland was under the Soviet Union's sphere of influence but was not communist, nor was it a member of the Warsaw Pact. Yugoslavia adopted a policy of neutrality, and was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement. Austria was under the United States' sphere of influence, but in 1955, when the country became a fully independent republic, it did so under the condition that it remain neutral. Turkey and Greece, both of which joined NATO in 1952, were not predominantly in Western Europe. Spain did not join NATO until 1982, towards the end of the Cold War and after the death of the authoritarian dictator Francisco Franco. Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian (spoken throuout the territory), Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian (all official), and languages of other nationalities. ... Member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (2005). ... Look up republic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A current understanding of Western Europe. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... “Franco” redirects here. ...


In recent years, as many "developing" countries have industrialized, the term Fourth World has been coined to refer to countries that have "lagged behind" and still lack industrial infrastructure. In contrast, countries that were previously considered developing countries and that now have a more advanced economy, yet not fully developed, are grouped under the term Newly-industrialized countries or NIC. Map of the Least Developed Countries as defined by the United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDCs or Fourth World countries) are countries which according to the United Nations exhibit the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development, with the lowest Human Development Index ratings of all countries in the world. ... The category of newly-industrialized country (NIC) is a socioeconomic classification applied to several countries around the world by political scientists and economists. ...

Blue: First World, Red: Second World, Green: Third World.
Blue: First World, Red: Second World, Green: Third World.

Some nations have developed their own classification scheme consisting of the "Third World" and the "Two-Thirds World". This system is similar to the former in that it also reflects economic status or behaviour. In terms of material resources, the "Third World" takes just one third of the pie, while the "Two-Thirds World" takes two-thirds of the pie. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

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High income countries

High Income countries according to the World Bank.[1]

While there is no precise definition of the "first" or "rich" world, the World Bank does categorize countries as high, upper, and lower middle, as well as low income. High income countries are thereby defined as countries with a Gross National Income per capita of US$11,116 or more. According to the World Bank, the following 60 countries were categorized as high income economies as of 2007: [1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 592 pixel, file size: 127 KB, MIME type: image/png) I created the map myself using 2007 World Bank Data taken from here. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 592 pixel, file size: 127 KB, MIME type: image/png) I created the map myself using 2007 World Bank Data taken from here. ...

Flag of Andorra Andorra Flag of France France Flag of the Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles (Neth.)
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia (France) Flag of New Caledonia New Caledonia
Flag of Aruba Aruba (Neth.) Flag of Germany Germany Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Greece Greece Flag of Norway Norway
Flag of Austria Austria Flag of Greenland Greenland (Denmark) Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of the Bahamas The Bahamas Flag of Guam Guam (U.S.) Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (U.S.)
Flag of Bahrain Bahrain Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong (PRC) Flag of Qatar Qatar
Flag of Barbados Barbados Flag of Iceland Iceland Flag of San Marino San Marino
Flag of Belgium Belgium Flag of Ireland Ireland Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda (U.K.) Flag of the Isle of Man Isle of Man Flag of Singapore Singapore
Flag of Brunei Brunei Darussalam Flag of Israel Israel Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Canada Canada Flag of Italy Italy Flag of South Korea South Korea
Flag of Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (U.K.) Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Flag of Sweden Sweden
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Denmark Denmark Flag of Macau Macao (China) Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Flag of Estonia Estonia Flag of Malta Malta Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of the Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (Denmark) Flag of Monaco Monaco Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Finland Finland Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Flag of the United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Flag of the United Kingdom Islands, Channel (U.K.) Image File history File links Flag_of_Andorra. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_French_Polynesia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Aruba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greenland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_San_Marino. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_isle_of_man. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Motto Always in service with Gods guidance(translation) Anthem Allah Peliharakan Sultan God Bless the Sultan Capital (and largest city) Bandar Seri Begawan Official languages Malay Government  -  Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Independence  -  End of British protectorate January 1, 1984  Area  -  Total 5,765 km² (170th) 2,226 sq mi   -  Water... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cayman_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cyprus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liechtenstein. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Faroe_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Monaco. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ...


IMF advanced economy list

     Countries described as advanced economies by the IMF
     Countries described as advanced economies by the IMF

According to the International Monetary Fund, the following 31 countries are classified as "advanced economies": [2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 45 KB) Summary Map of the first world in modern usage Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 45 KB) Summary Map of the first world in modern usage Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...

Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Iceland Iceland Flag of San Marino San Marino
Flag of Austria Austria Flag of Ireland Ireland Flag of Singapore Singapore
Flag of Belgium Belgium Flag of Israel Israel Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Canada Canada Flag of Italy Italy Flag of South Korea South Korea
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of Denmark Denmark Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Flag of Sweden Sweden
Flag of Finland Finland Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of France France Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan
Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Norway Norway Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of Greece Greece Flag of Portugal Portugal Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong


Example of developed country and undeveloped country (pictures) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_San_Marino. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cyprus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ...



Barcelone, Spain (first world)- €urope


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Somalia ( fourth world )- Africa


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References

  1. ^ a b World Bank. (2007). Data & Statistics: Country Groups. Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  2. ^ IMF. (April 2007). World Economic Outlook.. Retrieved on 2007-07-06.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The term "First World" refers to countries that are capitalist democracies, that are technologically advanced, and whose citizens have a high standard of living.
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