First World

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First World[edit]

The concept of the First World developed during the Cold War and refers to the countries that the United States was aligned with during this period of time. During the Cold War period, the term First World consisted of mostly democratic and capitalistic countries. Since the end of the Cold War, the term First World developed a new meaning, becoming a synonym for highly developed countries. In this sense, the term can be considered to have a strong evolutionary bias as it is a very Western industrial and economic term.

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