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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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The First World War in the Air is a new permanent exhibition allowing visitors to explore the unique and often overlooked role of air power in the 1914-18 conflict.
The ceremony held here today at the British High Commission was part of the UK Government's programme of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, during which 175 men from 11 countries were awarded the Victoria Cross.
Having written a dozen books on the First World War, his talk is titled Meeting the Enemy: The Human Face of the Great War.
Deutsch Sudwest Afrika was one of the very few colonial territories drawn into the global conflict, later known as the Great War, still later called the First World War.
Musical Meditations is an evening of music inspired by the folk song, stories and poetry of the First World War created for audiences today.
e Drumhead Altar was Solemnly topped o with 121 Squadron's most treasured wartime artefact, a cross made by German prisoners of war that bears the gure of Christ fashioned from a shell fragment recovered from the First World War, Ypres battleeld in Belgium.
The event will be a tribute to all the men and women of the County Borough who served for their country during the First World War - many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.
the St James War Memorial Project of St James in the City, Liverpool, will work with local people to discover the First World War history of the names of 144 men listed on two lost war memorials originally based at the church;
He had been advocating a national memorial honouring veterans of the First World War I in Washington.
Shedding light on Kazal's title, Becoming Old Stock, Germans, in the period from the Civil War to the First World War, began to believe themselves as members of the Germanic race, a conceptual notion which "yielded, in essence, an invitation to enter American life as members of a larger, northwest European category.
So in the First World, the industrial and then the first post-industrial age--the information age--are already being followed by what has been called the Conceptual Age.
JOHN Boorman s In My Country (Sony Pictures Classics) suggests that post-apartheid Africa has a lesson to teach the First World nations that colonized and now neo-colonize its peoples.