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third world

Generally speaking, those countries that are underdeveloped or only beginning to develop at a sociopolitical and economic level. Often hyphenated and used as a modifier before a noun. The devastating attack rendered the country a third world in a matter of weeks. He has spent his life dedicated to improving the lives of those in third-world countries around the globe.
See also: third, world

third world

Underdeveloped or developing countries, as in The conditions in our poorest rural areas resemble those in the third world. This expression originated in the mid-1900s, at first denoting those countries in Asia and Africa that were not aligned with either the Communist bloc nations or the non-Communist Western nations. Because they were for the most part poor and underdeveloped, the term was transferred to all countries with those characteristics, and later still to poorer groups within a larger prevailing culture.
See also: third, world
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In conclusion, the book does provide a new framework of development for third world countries based on increasing regional cooperation that goes beyond the socialist or the capitalist economic development models.
Being a third world nation does not have to be a permanent situation, a number of formerly poor nations have become developed nations in recent years.
168), a dynamic that further dehumanized the Third World bodies they displayed.
Similarly, the category and possibility of Third World theology has also been contested.
Although the Third World was the theater of many superpower proxy wars and confrontations, as Westad admits, it was the arms race that broke the back of the Soviet economy and brought about the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and ultimately the Soviet Union itself, not the superpower competition in the Third World.
According to Franta, the most successful Third World projects are "large in scale and community based," and often "learn from [the developed world's] mistakes by avoiding paths that have caused problems for us.
But it wasn't until five months after the 2005 State of the Black Union forum in Atlanta that the first meeting took place between Smiley and Third World Press in July.
Here the work shows weakness in its discussion of Marxism as a philosophy grounded in history and the contributions of many Third World Marxists in pointing out the devastating impacts of "cultural imperialism.
Third World people are only in debt due to European colonisation and in later years economic suppression through unfair trade arrangements and the lack of infrastructure.
Though his storytelling and logic could often use refinement, and despite his unfortunate tendency to meander off topic, Wild does conjure up some eye-opening trivia on the coffee manufacturing process, and there is merit to his claim that Third World farmers are facing a raw deal in part because of free trades unintended consequences.
Those who have traveled to a third world country have discovered that their citizens maintain their savings in U.
I've been thinking about sending these (books) to some place in the Third World for quite some time now," said Mr.
Western elites seem indifferent to their fate; they do not care if the end of the West comes through depopulation, by a surrender of nationhood, or by drowning in waves of Third World immigration.
Third World Marxism's successes, however, blinded activists in the US to what Elbaum refers to as the undemocratic character of these vanguards and to the limitations of nationalism, blurring the distinction between revolutionary nationalism and working class internationalism.
A: The West exported homophobia to the Third World and now is having to face the consequences of that.
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