Posted: Mar 09, 2019 10:57 am
by Hermit
Macdoc wrote:
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.

Which is precisely what it was. I very much doubt that the Soviet Union regarded itself as (a part of the) Second World.