[lit-ideas] Re: third world

  • From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 10:33:06 -0500

At 08:57 AM 11/5/2004, you wrote:
>Stupid question.  When and how did the phrase "third world country"  come
>into being?  My daughter wanted a definition and I found myself  suddenly 
>dumb.  There are no "first world countries" or "second  world countries".  ???

Yes there are, we just don't refer to them as such.

Industrialized World
Developing Nations
Third world countries


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