One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The former communist block consisting of the Soviet Union and some countries in eastern Europe.
- ‘In common usage, the Third World comprises all countries not included in the First World and the Second World.’
- ‘It is a pecking order that originated in militaries, entered schools, and now is a social system of the Second World.’
- ‘As regards food, the Third World is waiting to feed us and this should be encouraged as, in the process of doing so, it will become the Second World.’
- ‘The old Second World enjoyed a certain measure of autonomy from the capitalist global system.’
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