Posted: Mar 09, 2019 4:51 pm
by felltoearth
In school in the 70s we learned about the Third World as an economic concept, i.e. impoverished countries primarily in southern Asia and Africa. Political aspects were only tied to policies and the notion of eastern/western blocs or “Failed states” never entered into the conversation. The ties to west v USSR via First and Second world sobriquets is news to me.