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Posted: 1/4/2012 8:42:05 PM EDT
Is there such a thing since the collapse of the USSR??
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:42:43 PM EDT
China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam...
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:52:19 PM EDT
The hole 1st, 2nd, 3rd world country distinction is totally obsolete now that the Cold War is over. The 2nd world included all of the former Soviet Republics, the former Warsaw Pact countries (including East Germany), Cuba, North Korea, Communist China, and Vietnam. There may have been others. The ideological cold war is over, but some of these countries still maintain their ideological nature in some way, to include Cuba, Vietnam, Communist China, and North Korea.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:18:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By carnagey:
Is there such a thing since the collapse of the USSR??
Yes.


:posted from Second World

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:59:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 11:01:19 PM EDT
Obama-era USA?
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 11:07:24 PM EDT
We now call countries either "developed" or "undeveloped". Apparently its a better way to classify countries.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 11:10:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:
We now call countries either "developed" or "undeveloped". Apparently its a better way to classify countries.


No, no. "Developing" not "Undeveloped".
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 11:25:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
I believe the meaning of first, second and third world is shifting away from a political definition and becoming a simple quality of life classification.

First world... US, Canada, UK, Western Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea, maybe Israel and Taiwan... High standards of living, access to education, waged jobs and medical care is fairly common.

Second world... Everything between first and third. Usually minimally defined by having common access to safe drinking water IMO.

Third world... Places with starvation, disease and/or continuious violence commonplace and a bleak future (in other words, shit isn't getting better).



Just my opinion.


So Detroit would be third world except for the starvation part.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 11:42:18 PM EDT
I would say that we meet the "Second world" criteria with the amount of people on some form of public assistance.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:39:29 AM EDT
Add the USA to your list. We ceased being a first world country years ago.

Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam...


Link Posted: 1/5/2012 1:44:48 AM EDT
he pentagon defines 1st, 2nd, & 3rd based on logistical needs

1st= most of Europe, Canada,US, ROK, Japan, parts of s america....100% electrical grid, running potable water, readily available medical, maintained roads & bridges, standing army and security forces, stable government

2nd= Middle east south & central Asia, most of South America less than 100% electrical grid, running potable water or out for periods of the day regularly, medical is available but over whelmed obsolete equipment ect etc....roads & bridges of lower quality or incapable of sustained heavy freight may or may not have a standing army will have security forces which maybe corrupt

3rd Africa South Asia, Central America NO ELECTRIC, WATER, OR MEDICAL, ROADS INADEQUATE no Army, scattered corrupt security forces

4th world Somalia, Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, rural parts of most 3rd world nations. no infrastructure no government

As you can see what you need logistically to be successful in each tier rapidly increases.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 1:49:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:
We now call countries either "developed" or "undeveloped". Apparently its a better way to classify countries.


No, no. "Developing" not "Undeveloped".

That's the one! I never really paid attention in geography
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 1:54:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By theBUBBAMANcan:
Obama-era USA?


More like second term Bush through now era.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:33:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam...


The "funny" thing is, these are even worse off than a lot of "third-world" countries now. Great Success!
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:02:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:03:27 PM EDT
Costa Rica, Urguay, Argentina etc etc
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:04:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:06:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By carnagey:
Is there such a thing since the collapse of the USSR??


The USSR was a third world country, if you counted the military out...

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:20:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RJGatling:
Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam...


The "funny" thing is, these are even worse off than a lot of "third-world" countries now. Great Success!


Vietnam is definitely on the upswing. They've learned to like the taste of Western living.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:24:31 PM EDT
Another way of defining them is by the water quality / fear of farting chart.
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