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Old 03-01-2023, 03:59 AM
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Location: Great Britain
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Argentina is a Third World country to me. I also question whether Greece really is a First World country anymore. I would say for places that are clearly in First World countries....Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Laredo and. Brownsville TX. And obviously parts but not all of Chicago, the Islamic banlieues of Paris, and London's East End. And Belfast, Northern Ireland because of the tension and conflict. They are engaged in ethnic and religious conflict in a way not typical of the First World.
I wouldn't call London's East End third world, it has seen a lot of investment, and is home to numerous attractive apartments and places such as Canary Wharf, it's also home to the City Airport, Royal Docks, and even areas such as Brick Lane etc.

As for Belfast, it's another city that has seen massive investment, and it is quite an attractive city, with the exception of a few areas, which is the same in most cities. Whilst NI has some beautiful towns and villages, fantastic countryside and some very wealthy enclaves.
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Old 03-01-2023, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Old 03-01-2023, 12:59 PM
 
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Interesting. Didn’t know the Irish situation was still so tense today.
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Old 03-01-2023, 01:02 PM
 
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Argentina is a Third World country to me. I also question whether Greece really is a First World country anymore. I would say for places that are clearly in First World countries....Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Laredo and. Brownsville TX. And obviously parts but not all of Chicago, the Islamic banlieues of Paris, and London's East End. And Belfast, Northern Ireland because of the tension and conflict. They are engaged in ethnic and religious conflict in a way not typical of the First World.
I feel like Argentina feels like the remnants of a first world country.

There are definitely areas that look far richer than Detroit or Baltimore.
And the crime isn’t as sky high as a lot of developing countries. But there’s a huge problem
With leadership and investment that’s nowhere close to being solved.
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Old 03-01-2023, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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I feel like Argentina feels like the remnants of a first world country.

There are definitely areas that look far richer than Detroit or Baltimore.
And the crime isn’t as sky high as a lot of developing countries. But there’s a huge problem
With leadership and investment that’s nowhere close to being solved.
Yes, the situation in Argentina is so sad. We were there a few years ago and commented, while having lunch in Buenos Aires, that we could have been in Melbourne as it felt so similar. But we also discovered on that trip that around 1900 both Argentina and Australia were two of the wealthiest countries in the world. Both were benefiting from much improved transportation to export primary products to Europe and also apparently from changes in fencing on rural properties.

So go forward 120 years and Australia, which has had very stable government, is still one of the wealthiest countries. Whereas Argentina now struggles and life is difficult for so many.
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