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Old 09-17-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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My definition of the different "worlds" right now...



1st World (Higher Income):
Non-Islamic Countries with GDP (PPP) per capita above $24.000.

(Canada, USA, Bahamas, Barbados, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Czechia, Austria, Slovakia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, San Marino, Slovenia, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Seychelles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand)

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2nd World (Middle Income):
Countries with GDP (PPP) per capita of $12.000 to $24.000 + Higher Income Islamic Countries

(Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, South Africa, Mauritius, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Malaysia, Brunei)

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3rd World (Lower Income):
Countries with GDP (PPP) per capita of $4000 to $12.000.

(Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Cape Verde, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Congo, Angola, Namibia, Swaziland, Egypt, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati)

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4th World (Low Income):
Countries with GDP (PPP) per capita below $4000.

(Haiti, Moldova, Mauritania, Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Sao Tome and Principe, Cameroon, C.A.F., Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, DR Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Yemen, Palestina, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, North Korea, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu)
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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My definition of the different "worlds" right now...



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4th World (Low Income):
Countries with GDP (PPP) per capita below $4000.

(Haiti, Moldova, Mauritania, Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Sao Tome and Principe, Cameroon, C.A.F., Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, DR Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Yemen, Palestina, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, North Korea, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu)
Palestine (Palestina is actually Phalastina) is not a country. It has a low GDP due to the Gaza Strip being a Black Market economy and West Bank creating nothing and living off of donations form other countries and also being a Black Market economy. Try to find just one shanty town there. You will not find one. Look at photos of the territories and you'll see vastly numerous cars which are relatively new and not low end.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I certainly hope that the countries I've visited don't turn into placed like the U.S. and Europe. And you should hope not as well because America guzzles over 20% of the world's energy with only 5% of its population. If all of the world were like America we'd need five worlds.
So you prefer the majority of the world continue living in abject poverty forever in order to save power for you?
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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So you prefer the majority of the world continue living in abject poverty forever in order to save power for you?
I'd rather see Americans depend more on renewable energy and stop driving gas guzzling cars.

My husband and I cut 20% off our electric usage over the past year or so by turning the AC up a degree and the heat down a degree or more and making a conscious effort to turn off lights, TV's, etc when leaving a room. Simple things that really made a difference.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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I don't know if you would categorize it as "third world", but when we went to Kuala Lumpur last year, they were absolutely optimistic, working like mad and improving their life styles. Fascinating.
I don't consider Malaysia third world. I went there a few years ago, had a great time. I'll be going to Nicaragua in the fall.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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My husband and I cut 20% off our electric usage over the past year or so by turning the AC up a degree and the heat down a degree or more and making a conscious effort to turn off lights, TV's, etc when leaving a room. Simple things that really made a difference.
Good for you. Conservation contest?
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Eh. Home energy use is only a small part of one's total energy footprint. How you get around in daily life, where your food comes from, how quickly you replace your electronics, how much you travel and how (and do you buy a carbon offset and such when you fly)....
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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Good for you. Conservation contest?
Lol. I think most people, at least people who have some sort of sense, do those things. Nothing new, I've been doing it since almost birth, as I'm sure you have as well, lol.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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I don't know that I'd consider any of those Third World, more like Second World/Developing nation. I agree that Chile is pretty much First World, and Argentina has a good shot of becoming not only First World but also quite wealthy over the next few decades. I think Mexico has a huge battle on their hands with the drug lords.
Well the terms First World and Third World are pretty outdated anyways since there were only used during the Cold War to denote which countries were either aligned with the US (first world), Soviet Union (second world), or unaffiliated (third world). That is why I used the terms "developed" or developing" as opposed to those archaic terms.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Yes I have how ever being wealthy I am sure they have inner peace and happy mind than rest of the world.
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