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Old 06-30-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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You do notice that there is no fourth world, right? So when southern Italy is third-world, what are Mali or Somalia? There is not a single third-world place in all of Europe. From your European perspective you might find the difference between Milano and southern Italy huge, but globally speaking it is dwarfed by the difference between Milano and Mogadishu
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Western Europe is a rather homogeneous place compared with places like the US, were you have extremely wealthy areas sided with dilapidated areas inhabited by morally defeated people. Not comparable.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I don't understand how any of these places are third world. Anyone who says so, post a list of the countries you have visited.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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the economic level in Italy is not at all comparable with Greece. Northern Italy is one of the two or three richer area in the whole world... Greece is a bit backwards for western Europe, but it still is very developped compared to its neihbours... (Albany, Bulgaria, etc.) which are "poorer". In europe the "poor" (that's relative since they are rich compared with third world countries) countries still are in the eastern side, not in the south: Ukraine, etc.
Spain has now a lot of unemplyment, but this is improving, and before the crisis Spain was among th most dynamic European countries, it will recover soon I think since it has all for it: excellent infrastructures, very well educated popualtion, etc.


wealth density in Europe:
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:46 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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One can see on that map that wherever lots of people live in Portugal and Spain, purchasing power is average or higher, it is only below average in thinly populated hinterland regions. Such vast regions with few people living in them are not very common in Central Europe. In Scandinavia however you see exactly the same pattern as in Spain or Portugal.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Because population density in Spain is very low and highly concentrated. I don't think that PP in thinly populated hinterland regions in Spain is low at all, probably the method to assess PP was wrong. For example, Castilla y Leon is bigger than England and barely has 2,5 million inhabitants.
Yes, part of Spain and Portugal are like the Wild West of Europe
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Yes, part of Spain and Portugal are like the Wild West of Europe
As in having beautiful natural vistas and dramatic topography.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Of course, what else
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Of course, what else
Whoring?
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Whoring?
Was that typical of the Wild West? Never heard of that...
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