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if ALL Developing nations are considered 3RD world,where are those 2nd World nations?

Lets say:Hong Kong,Spain,Singapore...?

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3 world is country that is little bit developing
2nd world is country that is developing rapidly (such as thailand malaysia indonesia india china)
1st world country is country that is develop already (such as singapore australia u.s.a)
 

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neon said:
if ALL Developing nations are considered 3RD world,where are those 2nd World nations?

Lets say:Hong Kong,Spain,Singapore...?

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SPAIN, 2ND WORLD??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spain has a developed first world economy that is larger than Canada's, and is one of the top 10 in the world.

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Second World includes all of Latin America and Eastern Europe

I would say at least in the countrysides (which house the vast majority of populations in these two countries), India and China are 3rd world. The parts of Asia that are growing quickly will be second world soon, but they are not there yet.
 

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The old definition of 1st, 2nd and 3rd world is 1st world = capitalist, 2nd world = communists, and 3rd world = everyone else. Obviously, with the collaps of communism, there needs to be a new distinction.

For me, the First World includes North America (US, Canada), All of Western Europe (EU 15 + Norway, Sweden and Iceland), Japan, SK, and Australia. These are very wealthy economies with large, diverse markets with wealthy consumers

For me, I would think the "New" second world would be those countries that are not quite up to snuff in regards to the first world (large structural problems, not as wealthy). However, they have a moderate amount of wealth. I would include all of Latin America as the "second world." In addition, I would add South Africa.

I would lump all other countries, including India and China, as the Third World. All of Africa north of South Africa, essentially all of Asia except Japan and SK (including Taiwan as a part of China), have large majorities of people that do not have the basic amenities of the first and second world, namely, access to education and at least moderate levels of development.

I think what we will see is the Second World remaining stagnant, with fast growing countries in Asia entering the Second World.
 

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The old definition of 1st, 2nd and 3rd world is 1st world = capitalist, 2nd world = communists, and 3rd world = everyone else. Obviously, with the collaps of communism, there needs to be a new distinction.

For me, the First World includes North America (US, Canada), All of Western Europe (EU 15 + Norway, Sweden and Iceland), Japan, SK, and Australia. These are very wealthy economies with large, diverse markets with wealthy consumers

For me, I would think the "New" second world would be those countries that are not quite up to snuff in regards to the first world (large structural problems, not as wealthy). However, they have a moderate amount of wealth. I would include all of Latin America as the "second world." In addition, I would add South Africa.

I would lump all other countries, including India and China, as the Third World. All of Africa north of South Africa, essentially all of Asia except Japan and SK (including Taiwan as a part of China), have large majorities of people that do not have the basic amenities of the first and second world, namely, access to education and at least moderate levels of development.

I think what we will see is the Second World remaining stagnant, with fast growing countries in Asia entering the Second World.
China is not third world, not even on History.
Third world is mostly decribed to some small countries in Aisa, most of Africa or South American Countries (things may change due to the economic development, especially for some of the South American coutries like Brazil or Argentina, or Mexico)

As a country with more than 1.2 Billion population (China)
you can never define it as a third country.

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I would lump all other countries, including India and China, as the Third World. All of Africa north of South Africa, essentially all of Asia except Japan and SK (including Taiwan as a part of China), have large majorities of people that do not have the basic amenities of the first and second world, namely, access to education and at least moderate levels of development.

I think what we will see is the Second World remaining stagnant, with fast growing countries in Asia entering the Second World.

The statistical figure indicates, the Chinese nine years compulsory education popularization rate already achieved 90%,obviously,Chinese nine years compulsory education popularization rate and female virgin go to school rate occupies the world developing nation front row.
 

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Yes, but 900 million chinese live in abject poverty in the countryside. sounds like the third world to me.
 

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Yes, but 900 million chinese live in abject poverty in the countryside. sounds like the third world to me.
how do you know 900 million chinese live in the countryside?i think even chinese gouvernment can not estimate the figure.

chinese countryside is not always poor as well,some of them are so rich that all the people of a village own one or two first-class cars!
 

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where did you get that figure? less than 10% live in abject poverty, many live in relative poverty however, means that there's huge wealthy disparity between urban and rural.

was China classified as second world or third world during Cold War? China was communist but we never got along well with Russians.

Singapore is also third world?
 

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where did you get that figure? less than 10% live in abject poverty, many live in relative poverty however, means that there's huge wealthy disparity between urban and rural.

was China classified as second world or third world during Cold War? China was communist but we never got along well with Russians.

Singapore is also third world?
i don't think 3rd world country make chinese lose face. :cheers:
 

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UAE as they are still developing. Soon, the city of Dubai will shine just as bright as any city from any 1st world country....very soon.
 
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