What is the UAE? A third, second, or first world country?
UAE is richer than USA. USA is bankrupt. A third, second, or first world country? There is NO such thing, This is term used by west. I would say: First world country.
What is the difference between a Second and First world country? What are some examples?
The term "Second World" is a phrase that was used to describe the Communist countries within the Soviet Union's sphere of influence. Along with "First World" and "Third World", the term has been used to divide the nations of Earth into three broad categories. The term has largely fallen out of use because the countries to which it referred mostly abandoned Communism, and their mutual interests, after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. The other two terms remain in widespread use. Unless you mean Mao's Three World theory, which is a theory developed by Mao Zedong that suggests that the world is politically and economically divided into three worlds. Mao's theory differs significantly from the traditional ideal of "third world". According to Mao the first world is made up of the superpowers, the second world of the wealthy allies of the superpowers, and the third world of the nonaligned nation. It is notable for grouping the USA and USSR together as exploiter nations. Deng Xiaoping brought this view before the world in his 1974 speech to the United Nations.
What are the biggest differences between the first world nations and the third world nations?
First world nations are built on a European legacy of history and tradition. Third world countries i.e. in Africa are built on an African legacy of history and tradition. If you grow up in a third world country you are more able to understand what Afro-centric philisophy of life and future progress is all about. It is very complex. So complex that many times it does not compare with the Euro-centric reasoning as logical or realistic. Take the languages for example: They belong to different traditions and ways of life. More rural and practical rather than evolutions of complex scientific and mathematical principals. To marry Euro-centrism with Afro-centrism will take a few centuries, it is a process that cannot be hurried.
The countries that were generally aligned with NATO and opposed to the Soviet Union during the Cold War are First World countries.Second World is the former industrial socialist states(formally the Eastern Bloc) largely encompassing territories under the influence of the Soviet Union.Third World countries are the countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO or the Communist Bloc.The United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Western European nations and their allies represented the First World, while the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and their allies represented the Second World. This terminology provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the Earth into three groups based on political and economic divisions.First world is in Blue, Second world is in Red and the Third world is in GreenSince the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the definition First world has instead largely shifted to any country with little political risk and a well functioning democracy, rule of law, capitalist economy, economic stability and high standard of living. Various ways in which modern First World countries are often determined include GDP, GNP, literacy rates, life expectancy, and the Human Development Index.
I can only talk on behalf of Costa Rica. Firstly the qualification of third world country do not apply to CR. During the Cold War there was the West (first world) and the Communist (second world), all the rest was the Third World. Most of the countries in the Third Wormd were poor but not all of them (South Africa, Brazil,Argentina for example).Costa Rica is a high income developing country, with social indexes ranked amongst the highest in the World and a long time ally of the US. As a matter of fact there is only one country in the Americas which could be ranked as Third World on the grounds of their poor economy and human development (Least Developed Countries, LCD), Haiti.Pharmaceuticals, financial outsourcing, software development, and ecotourism have become the prime industries in Costa Rica's economy. High levels of education among its residents make the country an attractive investing location. Hence is a country fsr from what can be understood as Third World.I think it is a matter of size and coverage. The US is huge, Costa Rica is tiny. Costa Rica has no military and when the army was abolished the defense budget was transfered to the Education and Health ministries.
Without a doubt China should be considered a first world country since it became the world's manufacturing center with cheap third world labor, first world automation, and a world class supply network. For these and other reasons much of the world has gravitated to China for its manufacturing and need to stay competitive. China has the world’s second largest economy, the U.S. ranks a close first, and at times has briefly overtaken America. Another important consideration to remember is the $1.2 trillion in U.S. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds China has purchased, which is 30% of the $4 trillion held by foreign countries. For these reason, China should be considered a first world country.The urban centers have witnessed the greatest benefit of China’s manufacturing power. Over 75 percent of the reduction in poverty world wide that occurred between 1990 and 2005 was in China. In 2013 alone, over 12 million Chinese rose above the poverty line and since then the percentage of Chinese living in poverty has been cut in half. For this China should be considered a second world country.What emerging third world country should afford to invest $1.2 trillion abroad when much of their rural population lives in poverty, have no electricity or access to clean fuels? As of last year China was one of the top five poorest countries in the world. For this reason China should be considered a third world country.One last point to argue for first world status centers around China’s military. While its defense budget is a matter of state secret one would have to be blind not to notice the significant up tick in the type and quantity of military hardware that country is producing. With it’s state goal of competing with the U.S. for military superiority, China can be seen fielding stealth supersonic fighter jets, sophisticated surface warships, command and control centers, weaponry, computerization and strategies that are not far from effectively competing with America’s military hardware particularly in regional scenarios like the South China Sea. If not now, very soon the West will have to seriously consider China’s ability to project power. For this reason China is a first world country.
Is America a third-world country?
In my area, there are people setting up "illegal" stores in their neighborhoods and getting busted for it. The problem is, many people are coming out and supporting them because the economy is bad and these people aren't doing anything with drugs or narcotics. Yes, these "illegal" stores are in the hood, but these guys are just trying to make some money because they can't find jobs. Has America come to this? I see a lot of Americans laughing at "third-world" countries all the time, but how much of that "first world, third-world" nonsense is racial? There are a good many countries in the supposed third world that really aren't any worse than America, and in fact, have a better quality of life. Italy is supposedly VERY bad in Naples and Sicily. Much of Eastern Europe should be considered the third world, but they aren't because the people are white. Due to some of the stupid policies we have, will America eventually have to admit it is a developing country? All the signs are there that we are about to become VERY POOR.
This used to be the case. Immigrants from other countries were banned on racial/ethnic grounds under government rules such as the USA's Chinese Exclusion Act and Australia's White Australia policy.Historically, first-world developed countries were mostly white, and they kept relatively free and open immigration between each other.Gradually, these implicitly or explicitly racist policies that allowed migration between the white, first-world countries fell out of favour and were abandoned. That's why you no longer have open immigration between rich countries!Now, there are a number of developed, non-White-majority countries - mainly Japan, South Korea, and Singapore - and other developed countries - Canada, the United States, and many European countries to a lesser degree - have more and more non-White citizens. So it may be that open immigration policies between developed countries come back in favour in the future, but this time, restrict based on social class/economic grounds rather than racial grounds.One might ask, though: how is an immigration policy that discriminates against people on the basis of the country they happened to be born in any better than one that discriminates against people on the basis of their 'race'?
Which country has the biggest influence in the world compared to its population size?I will take Business Insider top 25 ranking as base for my answer.As expected, USA and Russia are ranked first and second. Despite their very large population (325M and 144M) I still think they deserve some place in the per capita influence rank.The following is my list, after pondering influence to population:8. Israel (pop 8.7M)Lior Mizrahi/GettyDespite its strained relationship with many of its neighbors and its population of only eight million, Israel has a large presence on the global stage, thanks in part to its close relationship with the US. Despite the Palestinian conflict, the country has a strong economy.10. The United Arab Emirates (pop 9.4M)Shutterstock/RastoSOil exports have allowed the UAE to have a GDP on par with the leading Western nations, according to the CIA's World Factbook. The country is one of the most liberal in the region.17. Switzerland (pop 8.4M)Harold Cunningham/Getty ImagesA small country known for its neutrality, Switzerland has one of the highest GDPs per capita in the world. Swiss people have won more Nobel Prizes and registered more patents per capita that most other nations.20. Qatar (pop 2.6M)Thomson ReutersQatar has risen three places since last year, with oil and gas making it one of the world's wealthiest countries. It has a high standard of living, and its media is among the freest in the Middle East. In 2022, it will be the first Middle Eastern country to host the World Cup, though charities have criticised the country for deaths on construction sites and what they say is forced labour.21. The NetherlandsJeniFoto/ShutterstockKnown as a very tolerant country, the Netherlands has increasingly been grappling with the issue of immigration. The high-income nation is the one of the world's leading agriculture exporters. The International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are headquartered in The Hague.24. Singapore (pop 5.6M)Singapore has one of the world's busiest ports, and US News describes it as a "bustling metropolis." The country has experienced huge economic and population growth in recent years.In addition, I believe these tiny countries not listed in the top 25 punch way above their heightVatican City (pop 1K)Luxembourg (pop 0.5M)Panama (pop 4.1M)Mauritius (pop 1.3M)Brunei (pop 0.4M)Lebanon (6.1M)Cuba (11.5M)Namibia (2.5M)Your comment is most welcome.
Totally.USA is so third world that I think the first two worlds are on Mars and Venus.Because, on this Planet Earth, where we are living now , US tops the charts in mostly everything that is not a statistics cooked by left wing economists.But even them cannot cook thisUS has by a wide margin the highest energy consumption per capitaAlso, US has the most millions of miles of roads in the worldAlso, for a third world country, US has this strange habit of spending the most money on research, by a good marginConsequently, the most Noble Prize winners are now from a third world countryWhat weirdos, they starve in misery but they are obstinate in studyingAlso, as I said, the first and second world must be on some other planets, cause last time I checked US has the highest income per household inside OECD membersAgain, a strange inclination towards buying cars ( maybe used ones from somewhere else?) for this third world citizens. Where they find the money from?Also, poor people in this third world country, they live in this crammed, small homes, of “only” 971 square feet PER PERSON( around 2300 per house!!!)Another strange, third world habit of this nation is to spend money on swimming pools. Why would they need that, while starving?As I said, I am curious to see how other first and second world countries look like, because on this planet I traveled a lot and I can say without a doubt that this is a top drawer country in most metrics ( I am not denying that there are problems).Closing with my view, today, smart phone picture, from the patio of the resort where I am relaxing. Damn third world countries!