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First World, Second World, Third World

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

First World, Second World, Third World

FIRST WORLD, SECOND WORLD, THIRD WORLD  (1960)

FIRST WORLD, SECOND WORLD, THIRD WORLD (1960)

INTRODUCTION

Alfred Sauvy, a demographer from France, invented the concepts of the world being divided into a "First World," "Second World," and "Third World" in 1952.

The First World was the world of individual freedom, democratic elections, private property, capitalism, and Christianity. It was therefore modern and prosperous.

The Second World was the world of socialism. It was marked by the complete subjugation of the individual to the state, collectivism, official atheism, genocide, and enormous human suffering.

The Third World was where the poorest of primitive peoples lived, with the daily features of hunger, malnutrition, disease, filth, and misery.

More recently, the concept of a Fourth World has arisen. This is a sub-population of aboriginal people mostly, though it can include nomads and hermits. It is of people socially disconnected from the global society, who neither produce nor consume and are largely bypassed by technology.

World Map of Indigenous Intelligence

WORLD MAP OF AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

WORLD MAP OF AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

World Map of Religions

WORLD RELIGIONS (RED FOR PROTESTANT, BLUE FOR CATHOLIC, MUSTARD FOR ORTHODOX, GREEN FOR SUNNI, BROWN FOR SHIA, PINK FOR HINDU, ORANGE FOR BUDDHIST, AQUA FOR SHINTO, PEA GREEN FOR CONFUCIUS.  LIME GREEN, LAVENDER, AND PURPLE FOR TRIBAL)

WORLD RELIGIONS (RED FOR PROTESTANT, BLUE FOR CATHOLIC, MUSTARD FOR ORTHODOX, GREEN FOR SUNNI, BROWN FOR SHIA, PINK FOR HINDU, ORANGE FOR BUDDHIST, AQUA FOR SHINTO, PEA GREEN FOR CONFUCIUS. LIME GREEN, LAVENDER, AND PURPLE FOR TRIBAL)

First World Countries

Originally, First World countries included all of those in Western Europe, as well as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. It is notable that these are the Christian nations of the world, especially the predominantly Protestant peoples.

By the 1960s, Argentina, Chile, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and Turkey were considered full-fledged members of the First World. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain; Poland, the Baltic States, the nations of the Balkans and other Eastern European countries have joined the First World—having escaped the Second World.

The First World is noted for having achieved the highest levels in human history of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living. One measure of this is the Human Development Index. By looking at a world map of comparative HDI, one can compare it with world maps that show the various levels of Freedom, Democracy, Free Enterprise, Productivity, Wealth, Health, Charity, and Christianity in the world.

World Map of Democracy

WORLD MAP OF DEMOCRACY (THE LIGHTER THE BLUE THE MORE DEMOCRATIC; THE DARKER THE COLOR THE LEAST DEMOCRATIC)

WORLD MAP OF DEMOCRACY (THE LIGHTER THE BLUE THE MORE DEMOCRATIC; THE DARKER THE COLOR THE LEAST DEMOCRATIC)

World Map of Human Lifespan

WORLD MAP OF LIFESPANS (GREEN GOOD; RED BAD)

WORLD MAP OF LIFESPANS (GREEN GOOD; RED BAD)

World Map of Corruption

WORLD MAP INDEX OF CORRUPTION (DARK BLUE FOR THE LEAST CORRUPT; RANGING TO DARKEST RED FOR THE MOST CORRUPT)

WORLD MAP INDEX OF CORRUPTION (DARK BLUE FOR THE LEAST CORRUPT; RANGING TO DARKEST RED FOR THE MOST CORRUPT)

The Second World

The Second World was the world of Socialism. In it were the Soviet Union, Red China, North Korea, Cuba, the countries of Eastern Europe subjugated by the Soviets, and parts of Southeast Asia.

Approximately 100 million of its own people were killed by the Atheistic, Socialistic, and Totalitarian governments of the Second World. The utopian dream that a godless Socialist State would bring mankind to a better, brighter future turned into a nightmare of astounding proportions.

Some may forget why the Berlin Wall was built. 15,000 East Germans per day were fleeing the coming Socialist utopia to live in the Free West—the First World—and this was quite embarrassing to the Socialists. So, they built a wall to imprison them complete with troops ordered to "shoot to kill" any persons trying to leave Socialist East Germany.

The Second World is notable for its oppression of individual freedom; lack of private property and free enterprise; lack of productivity; tyranny; secret police surveillance; religious persecution; and its replacement of God with the State.

World Map of Wealth Production

WORLD MAP GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT  PER CAPITA (RANGING FROM DARK BLUE FOR THE HIGHEST TO RED FOR THE LOWEST; WITH GREENS IN THE MIDDLE)

WORLD MAP GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT PER CAPITA (RANGING FROM DARK BLUE FOR THE HIGHEST TO RED FOR THE LOWEST; WITH GREENS IN THE MIDDLE)

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World Map of Individual Freedom

WORLD MAP OF INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM (GREEN MOST FREE PEOPLE ON EARTH; RED LEAST FREE PEOPLE ON EARTH)