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View Poll Results: 3rd world or not 3rd world
Mexico 4 20.00%
China 1 5.00%
India 10 50.00%
Jamaica 10 50.00%
Dominican Republic 7 35.00%
Argentina 1 5.00%
Brazil 3 15.00%
Peru 5 25.00%
Columbia 3 15.00%
South Africa 3 15.00%
Ghana 13 65.00%
Rwanda 13 65.00%
Egypt 7 35.00%
Nigeria 11 55.00%
Iran 3 15.00%
Oman 5 25.00%
Jordan 5 25.00%
Pakistan 12 60.00%
Nepal 12 60.00%
Bangladesh 16 80.00%
Vietnam 6 30.00%
Myanmar 12 60.00%
Ukraine 4 20.00%
Serbia 1 5.00%
Moldova 4 20.00%
Armenia 1 5.00%
Angola 14 70.00%
Mongolia 8 40.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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USA is third world in education and healthcare... =[
Not hardly, don't let the media tell you that.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Camp Springs MD
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USA is third world in education and healthcare... =[
It could be better for sure, but it's still much closer to Switzerland than Zambia.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Zimbabwe is actually quite pricey, so not a third world country in your dictionary.
Zimbabwe cities have several hotel listings for around $30, and Akron Ohio has nothing for under $55, so that's close enough. A few countries now are cost anomalies, Djibouti is impossible to economize in, also, even if staying at the dreadful Horsheed and eating only spaghetti. And it's certainly third world.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:13 AM
 
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I actually think some parts of USA are very similar to third world standards - of course I know itís a first country, but on my way back to Australia I left from the Guardia in Queens and I was surprised to see how ****ty it was. Queens and the Guardia seem both 3rd world locations, JFK airport is horrible too and I even didnít visit other parts that are meant to be a ****hole like Camden. The amount of homeless people that I saw in SF was mind blowing, the dirtiness too. The high criminality in places like Detroit, St Louis and Baltimore is something unheard in places like Teheran, Buenos Aires,Belgrade.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:29 AM
 
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I see your location is Sao Paulo, so as someone in South America, what is your view on how Chile, Colombia, and Argentina are still third world? I debated on Brazil because of the terrible crime in many major cities still, and Peru I'd put on the same level as Brazil. But for me, Chile and Mexico are solidly second world, with Colombia and Argentina being at the lower end of second world but not third world.
Only Chile is significantly ahead.
Mexico and Colombia for example have narco violence problems, poverty and favelas similar to Brazil.
Argentina is economicaly a mess.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:52 AM
 
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I actually think some parts of USA are very similar to third world standards - of course I know itís a first country, but on my way back to Australia I left from the Guardia in Queens and I was surprised to see how ****ty it was. Queens and the Guardia seem both 3rd world locations, JFK airport is horrible too and I even didnít visit other parts that are meant to be a ****hole like Camden. The amount of homeless people that I saw in SF was mind blowing, the dirtiness too. The high criminality in places like Detroit, St Louis and Baltimore is something unheard in places like Teheran, Buenos Aires,Belgrade.
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Only Chile is significantly ahead.
Mexico and Colombia for example have narco violence problems, poverty and favelas similar to Brazil.
Argentina is economicaly a mess.
These go hand-in-hand IMO.

If we're going to mention that Mexico and Colombia have narco violence problem, extreme poverty, and massive slums full of "darker" people, then by that logic, the US really IS a third world country also.

I wouldn't go as far to say Queens is third world. It's far from it. But places with extreme poverty like the most dangerous parts of major cities like St. Louis, Baltimore, Philly, New Orleans, Detroit, etc. aren't too different from favelas. They're also epicenters of massive drug problems that include well-organized gangs and some of those cities have murder rates that match some of the most dangerous located in countries often considered "third world." Then we also have the rural poverty of Appalachia and places in the desert Southwest. Anyone remember that UN investigation into poverty in Alabama and compared it to third world countries? We also have Flint without clean water. A drug epidemic. We also have infrastructure that falls apart and looks far worse than the infrastructure found in "third world" countries (bridges collapsing, train tracks that can't handle the load needed, tunnels about to cave in, airports like LaGuardia, etc.). And don't even get me started on the politics with the corruption, oligarchy, greed, and a wannabe dictator in charge.

I strongly believe that the US is on the path to second world right now. We like to pretend we're just SOOOO much more advanced than everything in Latin America. We used to be. Not anymore. Many of them have caught up and we've been on a steady decline...one that has hastened in the past few years.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Maybe you could include as a third world country one that still has the death penalty, the world's highest incarceration rate, 94% without a trial, no universal health care, the world's highest age of consent (18) and drinking age (21)'.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:44 PM
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Maybe you could include as a third world country one that still has the death penalty, the world's highest incarceration rate, 94% without a trial, no universal health care, the world's highest age of consent (18) and drinking age (21)'.
What is your dispute with the Age of consent being 18? I'm okay with it being 15-16 as long as the partner is not more than 2 years older until age 18. Child brides and grown ass men chasing little girls should be outlawed.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey (Europe Sep ‘19)
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USA in infrastructure and labor laws
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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China and the former socialist states of Europe, I still put in the “second world”. All of the rest is third world.
China? Not much longer:

A new world is dawning, and the US will no longer lead it
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapo.../#121004af3b2f
China is the world's second largest economy, behind only the US.

And Poland advanced to First World last year, and is a developed country, which maintains a high-income economy along with very high standards of living, life quality, safety, education and economic freedom.
Poland is the first country from the former Soviet bloc graded as a developed economy by FTSE, a London-based provider of economic and financial data. Poland also met the World Bank criteria for high gross national income per capita.
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