Need Help! Please Help Me With My Question

Discussion in 'Community' started by G5orbust, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002

    I have a report due for school and I can not find the answer to this anywhere.

    The questions:

    1. Why are some countries called thrid world? (not what does it mean, but why "third world", instead of say, super poor.)

    2. Is tehre such thing as a second world country and, if so, is there an example of one?


    Thank you so much.
  2. Vector macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2002
    1. A third-world nation is one that has little or no industrial capacity. They have high levels of poverty and infant mortality. These nations are often highly dependant on the goodwill of richer nations (First World nations). They are called this because it sounds more politically correct than "super poor".

    2. Yes. The term Second World distinguished the First World from the other geopolitical bloc: the communist-socialist states including the Soviet Union China, North Korea, North Vietnam and until recently, Eastern Europe. These states often are partially industrialized but are not yet to the level of first world nations such as the U.S. The second world nations are harder to distinguish, and are mostly seperated from the First World nations by their lack of freedoms.
  3. diorio macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2002
    Second world countries are much harder to define because you're basically well off or very poor. If I recall correctly, all of the countries on the American continents are third world except for a few such as the U.S., Canada, and maybe Costa Rica. Don't take my word for though. I'll take a look around the internet and see what I can dig up.
  4. otto macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2002
  5. G5orbust thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    thanks guys i got all my info.

    thank you al for ur help..

    thanks again

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