What is the Meaning & Definition of third world

The notion of third world is a notion very complex and rich in ideas that can lead not only to politically if not also to the economic, social and cultural. When we talk about third world we are referring to a purely political division that the cold war was begun in the 20th century and involving the Organization of the different countries of the planet in three worlds or regions: the first world (basically consisting of the capitalist powers: Europe, North America and Australia), the second world (composed by Communist Nations (mainly the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or current Russia) and the third world (all those countries that were not directly aligned with one or another).
However, the concept of third world is not a concept that is used today by exclusively political meaning. This is because, before the fall of the block Soviet and the disappearance of the second world, the dynamic between the first and the third world was established mainly at economic and social level. In this sense, the organization between these two regions is the economic, political, social and cultural primacy of first-world against poverty, misery and underdevelopment of the third world.
Among the countries of the third world we find throughout the African continent (perhaps the poorest region of the world) but also to Latin America and Southeast Asia. While some countries in these last two regions are in fervent growth and development (like China or Brazil), the remaining countries are characterized by a high proportion of their total population below the poverty line. In addition, countries of the third world are those who have not been able to develop an economy independent and dynamic, depending on much of the permanent assistance of international organizations. Finally, at the cultural level of third world countries are those in which the regional expressions have been largely eliminated by those expressions and cultural performances, imported from the world's great powers.
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