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Twocky61
29-08-2017, 09:04
Why do we call countries such as Africa the third world?

It is the developing world = we all live in one world

Richard1978
29-08-2017, 13:30
I think it was once that the first world countries were the capitalist democracies, the second world communist & everyone else was regarded as third world.

Twocky61
29-08-2017, 13:37
Thanks Richard never thought of that

staffslad
29-08-2017, 17:15
Yes, "Third World" was more a political label in its original usage, though now it has come to mean developing countries in terms of economics.

zabadak
30-08-2017, 14:01
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