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Old 07-28-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Elgin, Illinois
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While I could not open these photos, I will say that all countries have nice areas. All countries do have an elite that enjoy luxury and a highly developed standard of living. In fact the main reason why many countries struggle to become developed is because of a rigid class structure.
I know that but even Mexico's poor regions look a whole lot better than poor regions in Brazil and India. In the CIA world fact book it says that only 13% of Mexico lives below the food based poverty line, in the U.S. it's 12% and 14% in the UK not much of a difference from those developed nations. However, 40% do live below the asset based poverty line, but I'm sure that issue can be resolved with the next 20 years. The photos I had posted were not of rich neighborhoods they were of public areas in which anyone could enter.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: USA
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I agree with the above poster.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Shanghai
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Chile
Panama
Czech Republic
Turkey
Poland
Hungary
China
Slovakia
Well,I think it will l have a long long way for China to be a developed country.As their population number are too much.Make their average DGP lower. But it really paly an very important role in the world these days.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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lol POLAND is already a developed country and its human developmend index is HIGH. it need just about 5-10 years to have very high HDI just like its very similar neighbor czech republic.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I didn't know I lived in a third world country... which world is Ukraine then?
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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Soooo!!! Out of curiosity, which additional countries do you, the people of city-data, think will be put on the list of 'Developed' or 'High Income' by 2050?

In the year 1950, developed(First World) referred to only a very small number of countries. Namely, America(US), Canada, and a few Western/northern european countries. From 1950 to 2000, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Greece, Italy, Spain, and numerous others joined the list.

Here is a list of countries that are considered third world today, but I think they will achieve first world status by 2050.

Just a few to mention:

Mexico, Chile, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Malaysia

Today, these are all firmely established middle - income countries. If their current economic growth rate continues, then I am sure their futures are quite bright.

Are there any that you all would add to the list?
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/4509/mapzd.jpg (broken link)


All the countries can´t be rich at the same time
. The world is a global market. If the economies of India (1,156,897,766 Indians) and China (1,338,612,968 Chinese) grow at the current rate, several High income economies are going to shrink and become Upper-middle income economies.

There is no first/third world. There are high Income, upper-middle, lower-middle, and low income economies.

GDP real growth/shrink rate:

Chinese: +8.7%

India: +6.5%

Australia: +1 %

Brazil: -0.2%

U.S.A.: -2.4%

Germany: -5%

Japan: -5.3%

Mexico: -6.5%

Iceland: -6.6%

Ireland: -7.5%

Finland: -7.6%

Russia: -7.9%
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Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...na&rank=151#us

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Old 04-28-2010, 08:36 AM
 
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I didn't know I lived in a third world country... which world is Ukraine then?
Heh-heh...welcome to the U.S. worldview.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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GDP growth in EU in 2009 (%)




Ireland, Denmak, Finland also negative.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Saudi Arabia
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Times change ..people change .. so does the nation
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