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First world cities in the developing world.

  • Mexico City

    Votes: 35 19.6%
  • Beijing

    Votes: 44 24.6%
  • Sao Paulo

    Votes: 35 19.6%
  • Shanghai

    Votes: 82 45.8%
  • Rio de Janeiro

    Votes: 32 17.9%
  • Buenos Aires

    Votes: 46 25.7%
  • Bangkok

    Votes: 31 17.3%
  • Kuala Lumpur

    Votes: 46 25.7%
  • Guangzhou

    Votes: 32 17.9%
  • Mumbai

    Votes: 16 8.9%
  • Santiago

    Votes: 39 21.8%
  • Cape Town

    Votes: 29 16.2%
  • Shenzhen

    Votes: 44 24.6%
  • New Delhi

    Votes: 12 6.7%
  • YOU SAY SUCH AS

    Votes: 17 9.5%
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Third World? A bit antiquated term I guess (cold war time) :) So let's say developping countries... and even that is a bit vague. But anyway most of the economy is based there in one major primate city. And the regional disparities are enourmous. Typical example: LAGOS, Nigeria.

From the list maybe Shenzhen - but China is not a "first world", means capitalist country as modern as the city may look...
 

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Forget this bloody first-second-third-world model! It's based on cold war terms as capitalist, communist and block-free countries. So Eastern Europe would be post-second world :) If it comes to HDI, regional disparities, stable governments and economical growth, Eastern Europe, parts of Latin America and South-East Asia are on the same level. Brazil, Poland and China have for example totally different historical backgrounds (economically, socially and politically) but can be considered in kind of the same "class" nowadays.
 
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