What Does ‘Third World Country’ Mean?

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To say “Third World Country” is politically incorrect. Here’s a look at why, and what terms to use instead.

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UN GDP list

UN list of Least Developed Countries

The Least Developed Countries Report 2011
“Forty-eight countries are currently designated by the United Nations as “least developed countries” (LDCs).”

First, Second and Third World
“When people talk about the poorest countries of the world, they often refer to them with the general term Third World, and they think everybody knows what they are talking about.”

First World, Second World, Third World
“Alfred Sauvy, a demographer from France, invented the concepts of the world being divided into a “First World,” “Second World,” and “Third World” in 1952.”

Spectres of the Third World: Global Modernity and the End of the Three Worlds
“The three worlds configuration was a product of Eurocentric mappings of the world to deal with the postcolonial situation that emerged after World War II.”

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