Essay On Third World

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Welcome to Politics of Developing Nations (POSC 321), online! The “developing world” encompasses a diverse set of countries ranging from Brazil to Saudi Arabia to Mozambique. Once referred to as the Third World, this group of countries was at one time a catch-all category for countries that did not make up the wealthy, industrialized capitalist states (the “First World”) or did not belong to the “Second World” made up of the Soviet Union and its satellites. As a result, the countries of the developing world encompass a variety of political systems, ranging from democracies to authoritarian regimes. They also include countries with vastly different levels of wealth and measures of human welfare.
A few countries that were once considered part of the Third World, such as South Korea, are
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