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Findedeux

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Re: Is Ann Israel on crack?
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2004, 07:51:31 PM »
Thank you (ASUgirl and Findedeux kiss and make up).

asugirliegirl

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Re: Is Ann Israel on crack?
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2004, 07:53:50 PM »
i would have to side w/jeffjoe and say that asugirliegirl AND choson need to have a seat and chill out. when jeff said that someone might have been thinking in a different light, asu, you could've taken that a lot easier than you did. you really didn't need to seemingly fly off the handle like you did. and as for the fact that she's researching stuff and posting it choson? i'm glad she did because honestly, i was gonna go look it up myself and then try to contribute to the understanding of where the terms came from and how the definition has possibly changed, SOCIETALLY, over the years.

as for the true definitions, let them be whatever they are. but what i think the real topic of interest here is, asu, is the societal implication of the terms 'first, second (and) third world.' no bad intention meant (i'm sure) on what you're saying.

my $.02.

I'm totally chilling now. =) Thanks for your $0.02. (Did you ever wonder why the keyboard doesn't have a key for the "cent" sign?) With regards to the terms, the UN actually goes by different terms now. I think it's something like "developed, less developed, developing, etc"  I think they are trying to curb the stigma attached to being in the third world, but there could be other reasons why they changed the terminology.

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Re: Is Ann Israel on crack?
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2004, 07:55:14 PM »
Thank you (ASUgirl and Findedeux kiss and make up).

ha ha! i think my fiance might be a little bit jealous! :)

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Re: Is Ann Israel on crack?
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2004, 08:01:15 PM »
Just curious. To those who believe Russia is a 3rd world country, what would be an example of a 2nd world country? And, for whatever example is given, what makes it both "worse" than a first world country like britian and "better" than a 3rd world country like Zimbabwe (or whatever, i admit ignorance).

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Re: Is Ann Israel on crack?
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2004, 08:01:40 PM »
asu, you would not BELIEVE how many times i wish they had a cent sign on here! lol

as for the UN? i don't even try to really keep up with them like i used to when i was younger. i don't have the respect and admiration for them that i used to. so! i guess i'll be waiting like the rest of the world to see how they categorize everybody again sometime soon eh? :p

glad to see you've chilled. :) can't have a fellow alumna getting bad press!! ;D lol

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Re: Is Ann Israel on crack?
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2004, 10:52:24 PM »
What???  Of course there's a cent key:

It's right between the and the

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Re: Is Ann Israel on crack?
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2004, 10:58:21 PM »
Russia is (was) a second world country.  The first world was the US, NATO and their other allies (Japan, ect).  The second world was the USSR and the Warsaw pact (China maybe) and the third world was the unaffiliated countries (and thus subject to both sides trying to take them over).

This is so ridiculous i am not going to respond

from http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/third_world_countries.htm

"The term 'First World' refers to so called developed, capitalist, industrial countries, roughly, a bloc of countries aligned with the United States with common political and economic interests: North America, Western Europe, Japan and Australia"

"'Second World' refers to the (former) communist-socialist, industrial states, (formerly the Eastern bloc, the territory and sphere of influence of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic) today: Russia, Eastern Europe (e.g., Poland) and some of the Turk States (e.g., Kazakhstan) as well as China."

"'Third World' are all the other countries, today often used to roughly describe the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The term Third World includes as well capitalist (e.g., Venezuela) and communist (e.g., North Korea) countries as very rich (e.g., Saudi Arabia) and very poor (e.g., Mali) countries."