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First World

A term for the most highly developed nations. It may be applied to any member of the OECD, though its usage is somewhat archaic. Originally, the term referred to the allies of the United States during the Cold War. The term still is still sometimes associated with the Cold War and has some negative connotations. As a result, so-called First World nations frequently are called developed nations. See also: OECD.
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As far as I know, we are the only First World nation on Earth that does not have a health care system that provides close to universal coverage to its citizens.
For one, Hitler was the leader of a First World nation, equal in most respects to other advanced countries of the day.
The unemployment rate is double the official figure in most of the so called first world nations.
Assuming no intentional moral transgressions in accumulating or maintaining the wealth would verify ethically acceptable and complete ownership in simple cases; however, the undeniable injustices of the past that afforded modern first world nations and their citizens the infrastructure and other benefits by which to earn their wealth complicate the matter.
And in traditional accounts of the Second Coming, set in first world nations, the passions of a world gone awry are not nearly as emotional (nor as powerful) as here, in Luz, set in 1990s Cuba.
A number of third world countries have some of the fastest growing economies and will soon be first world nations.
The UAE has grown at an exemplary rate and compares and competes with first world nations.
Having overfilled local landfill capacities, many first world nations are now exporting their refuse to third world countries.
Politics, military ambitions and the utilisation of the UN as a stage to serve the policies of so-called first world nations is at the heart of the UN ailment.
He can look at everything that's available, but he can't buy anything because he isn't a resident of the 22 first world nations that are allowed to make purchases through the iStore.
He would do better to channel his efforts into campaigning for world-wide reform of a financial system that traps both Third World and First World nations in unrepayable debts, and which causes widespread starvation, waste and pollution (see http://www.
The enslavement of many of God's children is because of us, First World nations with insatiable appetites for cheap products.