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The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO, or the Communist Bloc. The United States, Western European nations and their allies represented the First World, while the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and their allies represented the Second World. This terminology provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the Earth into three groups based on social, political, cultural and economic divisions.
May I ask how we overcame '08?
originally posted by: UFOdanger
a reply to: CB328
Lol, they have pondered the idea. The only way that the US is going to become a third world country is if it is nuked. And yes there are people who have proposed the idea and there are billionaires like Soros who would spend hundreds of millions to make it happen. But the US cannot just become a third world from a super power with things like banks failing, they tried to bring an economic collapse in '08 and the US was too strong and overcome it, and now we are working on ways to prevent that from happening again. One way or the other, the bottom line is that we have to be sold out to fail that large, the actual people in America are not going to slack off.
I'm no fan of Obama but this downtrend in the US has been the way for decades now. Bush Clinton Bush Obama might as well have been all one administration. Very little difference. They all saw action in iraq, they ALL led the dumbing down of our education system. In my eyes they're all domestic enemies of the United States.
originally posted by: GodEmperor
This may be true, but the 8 years of Obama is nearly over.
Starting Jan. 20, America can begin the healing process.
After World War II the world split into two large geopolitical blocs and spheres of influence with contrary views on government and the politically correct society:
1 - The bloc of democratic-industrial countries within the American influence sphere, the "First World".
2 - The Eastern bloc of the communist-socialist states, the "Second World".
3 - The remaining three-quarters of the world's population, states not aligned with either bloc were regarded as the "Third World."
4 - The term "Fourth World", coined in the early 1970s by Shuswap Chief George Manuel, refers to widely unknown nations (cultural entities) of indigenous peoples, "First Nations" living within or across national state boundaries.
originally posted by: ezramullins
Can you pick out the Third World Country? If not then I guess the answer must be yes.
originally posted by: VinylTyrant
By design. Gutting the country's manufacturing was no accident. Garbage education.
I've learned recently that cursive is no longer taught.
I can only imagine what else has changed for the worse.
It's a continuation of redistribution of wealth.
America has had it too good for too long.
Trump was elected to change this way of thinking.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.