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The term First World originally refers to the capitalist, industrialized countries, within the Western European and United States' sphere of influence, (e.g. member states of the NATO). The term also includes other industrialized countries such as Japan and some of the former British colonies, particularly Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Whoever uses the term today in a variety of meanings, mostly tries to describe the top end of the evolution of countries. Nations with the most advanced economy, highest standard of living, the most advanced technology, the greates influence in the world.
The term could also means: industrialized nations, developed countries, rich countries or the civilized world,
in contrast to the poor, under-developed, un-civilized, exploited nations of the so called Third World.
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List of Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
The world's poorest countries, the real "Third World".
Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)
Rich and poor countries
Categories of development of countries in the world today.
See also: Country Economies Classification
Compare the purchasing power of countries with low income, middle income and high income.
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|Why is it, that Gay and Lesbian people still are victims of persecution, harassment, and assaults occasioning actual bodily harm or worse?
Our world would be much poorer and colder without the creativity and ingenuity of the colorful LGBT* culture.
So, get up, stand up, and don't let it happen again and again and again.
Nature made sure, that all men are able to love each other without distinction of gender. This ability empowers humans to care for and to help each other. Natures gift simply secures the survival of the species.
But in some societies this natural law has been neglected by religions, governments and other interest groups in favour for better controllable straight-laced communities.
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(lyrics from the song Get Up, Stand Up)
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