Four Worlds

Posted In Awareness, World - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Thursday, April 1st, 2010 With 0 Comments

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Do you know that the world we all live in is made up for four other worlds? No?? Go on reading.

  • First World – The term came to be largely synonymous with developed and/or highly developed countries
  • Second World – The Second World was basically the Communist World. The Second World was one of the three regions the world was divided into alongside the First World and the Third World. The Second World included the Soviet Union and all the other communist countries in Eastern Europe.

  • Third World – The term arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned or not moving at all with either capitalism and NATO (which along with its allies represented the First World) or communism and the Soviet Union (which along with its allies represented the Second World). This definition provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the Earth into three groups based on social, political, and economic divisions.
  • Fourth World – The Fourth World is either (i) sub-populations socially excluded from global society, or (ii) nomadic, pastoral, and hunter-gatherer peoples living beyond the modern industrial norm.

Strange but true.