What is a second world country?
I have heard of developed and third world country, what exactly is a second world country? Is there such a nomenclature?
It goes back to the cold war days (for those who remember those days before 1990). The U.S./Canada, Western Europe, and developed Asia and New Zealand/Australia were the 1st World, the developed communist countries under the Soviet influence and China were the 2nd World, and the developing world (pretty much the rest of the world) were the 3rd World.
Does that mean that the Capitalist Nations were the 1st World, Communist 2nd World and the rest of the World third world?
Savio - Yes, that is correct. That is how the world was viewed by the "western" capitialist countries during the cold war. Since communism is pretty much dead, 2nd world countries is no longer a term that is used.
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