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Old 09-03-2013, 03:59 AM
 
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I find this list insulting. I have no clue why anyone would question if Canada, Germany Austria, Nertherlands, France Spain etc are NOT first world countries?

Well maybe America is also not a first world country because of places like Detroit?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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Stupid question. The answer is yes to all.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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I find this list insulting. I have no clue why anyone would question if Canada, Germany Austria, Nertherlands, France Spain etc are NOT first world countries?

Well maybe America is also not a first world country because of places like Detroit?
Agreed!! how can anybody seriously ask if Australia is a first world country or not!
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yes. They are first world in every sense except that a few of them began to develop their industrial and economic infrastructure at a later date and have not yet completely caught up in GDP. All are essentially in the same category in terms of literacy, education, health care, social assistance, public works and facilities, legal and judicial protection, transport, civil rights, political integrity, and all the other things that reflect civil wellbeing in the 21st century.

Luckily, the USA is not on the list, because in several of the above categories, it falls well behind the others.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Do you consider these countries in alphabetical order to be first world? Why or why not?

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium

Canada
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia

Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary

Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan

Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal

Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
I am not sure about Estonia, Lithuania and South Korea. But I would say yes about the other ones.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium

Canada
Croatia Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia

Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary

Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan

Latvia

Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal

Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

The ones in bold - I have strong reservations. I consider Estonia to be a developed country without a doubt.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I appreciate your response. Could you elaborate? You are living in Ireland and claim the countries of Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Greece are not first world. I am assuming you have extensive travel through them because you live in Europe. Have you visited them?
Well I don't like in ROI if thats what you are trying to say.

All of my responses related to this issue are based on experience and my own personal opinion through tv etc. I have been to Spain seven different times and it is definitely poor compared to my country. The standard of living is much much worse. I'm not sure though if it differs by country though.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: 53179
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Agreed!! how can anybody seriously ask if Australia is a first world country or not!


How can anybody question if Sweden, Denmark or Norway are first world?

I don't think the OP really is that clueless. If so, Im not sure what to think. Scary....

The countries already pointed out by a couple of posters to not be first world or a borderline are pretty accurate.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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I find this list insulting. I have no clue why anyone would question if Canada, Germany Austria, Nertherlands, France Spain etc are NOT first world countries?

Well maybe America is also not a first world country because of places like Detroit?
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Stupid question. The answer is yes to all.
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Agreed!! how can anybody seriously ask if Australia is a first world country or not!
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How can anybody question if Sweden, Denmark or Norway are first world?

The countries already pointed out by a couple of posters to not be first world or a borderline are pretty accurate.
All four of you can answer my question asked or leave my thread. Thanks!

Last edited by Rozenn; 09-04-2013 at 04:30 AM.. Reason: Unnecessary
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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I find this list insulting. I have no clue why anyone would question if Canada, Germany Austria, Nertherlands, France Spain etc are NOT first world countries?

Well maybe America is also not a first world country because of places like Detroit?
my thoughts exactly...rather curious that Canada is on this list (for god knows what reason) yet the US is not (not that it should be...just find it strange that Canada is)
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