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Old 05-18-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh yes, leaving the USA I will probably experience some culture shock in Japan and South Korea. Little to no culture shock when moving to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Western European nations.
I wonder how much culture shock one would experience moving from the USA to a wealthy part of a second world nation.
How do you define second world?
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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How do you define second world?
Don't know if 2nd world was the right term.
i meant nations like Brazil, Mexico, Russia, China who arent exactly third world but arent first world either.
the quality of life in cities like Mexico City, Moscow and Shanghai seem pretty good to me.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Don't know if 2nd world was the right term.
i meant nations like Brazil, Mexico, Russia, China who arent exactly third world but arent first world either.
the quality of life in cities like Mexico City, Moscow and Shanghai seem pretty good to me.
Brazil, Mexico are a bit better than typical third world countries like China and India.

If you have money, Shanghai and Mexico City are probably very good. You will find tons of 5-star hotels, high-end restaurants,luxury apartment, good medical service and world-class skyline.

Shanghai is sort of dirty compared with American cities, but it's super. However,an average resident in Shanghai makes no more than a thousand dollars, that's why it's still a low-income third world country place.

Brazil is nice in that it's far less polluted than other developing countries.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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South Korea and Singapore are probably developed countries, too.
Forgot South Korea, I'll give you that one. Singapore isn't an issue. English is the primary official language (ie used in schools and the government). Also, 37% of the population is foreign born. It's very much the exception to the rule in Asia.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:57 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Oh yes, leaving the USA I will probably experience some culture shock in Japan and South Korea. Little to no culture shock when moving to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Western European nations.
I wonder how much culture shock one would experience moving from the USA to a wealthy part of a second world nation.
At one time, second world used to refer to communist countries. I haven't "second world" being used for countries in between in wealth much, or any word in particular being the accepted one. At most, middle-income countries.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Brazil, Mexico are a bit better than typical third world countries like China and India.

If you have money, Shanghai and Mexico City are probably very good. You will find tons of 5-star hotels, high-end restaurants,luxury apartment, good medical service and world-class skyline.

Shanghai is sort of dirty compared with American cities, but it's super. However,an average resident in Shanghai makes no more than a thousand dollars, that's why it's still a low-income third world country place.

Brazil is nice in that it's far less polluted than other developing countries.
Most Chinese are relatively poor but China is pulling well away from India, Africa.etc.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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Most Chinese are relatively poor but China is pulling well away from India, Africa.etc.
The sad thing about Africa is that most African countries are not really developing. I don't see much hope there. Someday,AIDS will kill everybody.

India is a little bit behind China, but both countries are still develloping. It's too early to say which will get rid of third world status.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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The sad thing about Africa is that most African countries are not really developing. I don't see much hope there. Someday,AIDS will kill everybody.

India is a little bit behind China, but both countries are still develloping. It's too early to say which will get rid of third world status.
China is well in front of India in every measure, honestly, nothing against India but I don't know why people think it might be in China's league soon. Maybe in 30-40 years but not soon.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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China is well in front of India in every measure, honestly, nothing against India but I don't know why people think it might be in China's league soon. Maybe in 30-40 years but not soon.
Software jobs are outsourced from silicion valley to India.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:13 AM
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Software jobs are outsourced from silicion valley to India.
Yea, but software jobs can only employ a small fraction of a country's population, especially one as big as India. They're not going to propel India to a much higher income bracket, just expand the middle class somewhat.
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