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Discover whether or not Thailand is a third-world country, and how third-world countries became third--world countries in the first place.
Publish Date: Jul 05, 2021
Discover whether or not Thailand is a third-world country, and how third-world countries became third--world countries in the first place. Apparently, the first, second, and third-world designations were assigned — more or less arbitrarily — by a French demographer named Alfred Sauvy. The terms have fallen out of fashion in favor of terms like "developed," and "undeveloped," but the short answer is that Thailand is a mixed bag. Bangkok, for instance, is highly developed. Other areas of the country are not, which some could say adds to the country's charm.
was is Thailand a third world country? Uh, interesting. I like that is Thailand a third world country. I think that the term third world country is a little bit, in a way. It's I think it's not pc to go back to one of our topics from from the bonus show. What did you find out in your research? Well, that's exactly it actually. And I found out that the original definition of a third world country came from the sixties when some economist, he decided that a first world country was NATO and the commonwealth. So NATO countries in the commonwealth countries. Second world country was Russia and all of her, you know, satellites and third world country was everything else interesting? Yeah. I never I never I never knew where those terms came from. Yeah. But over the years a lot has changed political correctness for one thing and you know, a lot of economic upsets have happened. Countries have risen countries have fallen. Um, so now there is no one definition of 1st, 2nd or third world country and they're not even used as often as they used to be at least officially. The term that seems to be most used now. The U. N. Uh And the international monetary fund classified Thailand as a developing nation. Uh So maybe so I think okay these may be rough but I think I think the term first world has been replaced with the term developed like E. D. And maybe the middle tier now is called developing and then uh possibly the third world then would be undeveloped. So in a way that makes sense because I think uh like Thailand is kind of in the middle ground because I you know the way I you know when I talk to my students I always tell them that Bangkok is developed and many other parts of talent I think are undeveloped. So the average, you know Thailand averages out to being developing.