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Paul Crocker wrote:

> "I have travelled overseas to "1st World" (the Old World, Europe) and "3rd
> World" countries (we live in the 2nd World, aka "The New World")"
>
> A little OT, but in political science terms, we live in the 1st world.  The
> 1st world consists of wealthy and developed nations, generally western and
> generally allies of the U.S in the cold war.  The 2nd world consisted of the
> U.S.S.R. and its allies in the cold war.  The 3rd world consisted of
> everyone who was too poor to be of great influence or interest to the
> leaders of the first or second world.  These terms are a little outmoded in
> modern political terms and few ever used the term 2nd world anyway, although
> the 3rd world definition has definitely stuck.  I learned these distictions
> by having been chastized by an International Relations graduate researcher
> for misusing these terms.
>
> Paul Crocker

Oh well....I learned my definitions from my PolySci and IntRel profs.....you're
right, the only term that stuck was "Third World", which was pretty much
"everyone not in the club" when it was coined.


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