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The industrialized capitalist countries of western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
- ‘New Zealand is the only First World country with an agricultural base.’
- ‘If it's not in those two sectors, I'm not sure what it is that sustains a First World standard of living here.’
- ‘By 2005, there will be little non-high tech manufacturing left anywhere in the First World.’
- ‘So also are there diverse people in major urban centres in the First World, reflecting many cultural influences and ethnic conjunctions.’
- ‘This group balances the First World power on the council and adds developing nation concerns to the decision-making process.’
- ‘At the same time, we have the caregivers existing on wages that are simply not acceptable in a country that likes to think of itself as part of the First World.’
- ‘But step through the building's entrance, and the First World illusion disappears.’
- ‘If you come from the First World and have never experienced the problem of lack of rights as a citizen you will not see how serious this issue is.’
- ‘This is not the way to provide the First World health services that New Zealanders deserve.’
- ‘In common usage, the Third World comprises all countries not included in the First World and the Second World.’
- ‘We are committed to developing first-class infrastructure for our First World nation.’
- ‘Investments in the First World were mainly in support of exports, while those in the Third World were mainly involved in resource exploitation.’
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