Posted: Mar 09, 2019 10:07 am
by Macdoc
First World and Second World started off as differentiating the Western from the Eastern Bloc.

Designating the Communist bloc "second world" seems more a product of Western hubris, in particular the US.

Asked my partner if she's heard the Soviet et all called second world and it was news to her as well.

East vs West
Communism vs Democracy
Free Market vs Central planning

not first and second world .. :roll:

Hence the question from the OP who actually lived through the era. :coffee: