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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 truth is: 3rd world attitude cannot give birth to a 1st world nation.
After the crucial tournament in Astana, which is the first qualifying event for the Olympics this year, the team will head to Mongolia for another qualifying tournament -- 1st World Qualification tournament from April 20 to 24.
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When Grandpa Jack enlisted in the 1st World War, his wife packed the bear for luck and to bring him home safely.
As usual, I will be bringing my displays of local schools and the 1st World War.
NEW YORK, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- With a joint invitation by the United Kingdom and German Missions to the United Nations, a commemoration of the century of the 1st World War "Christmas War" was held at the UN headquarters compound.
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Japan experienced Sino-Japanese war in 1894, the Russo-Japanese war in 1904 and 1st World War from 1914 to 1918.
Marske was very much in the fore front of aviation in the 1st World War where those brave men trained to become pilots.
in da 1st world we got appetitez like gigabytez environmental pugilists
It's a very rare combination of a nearly original ecosystem combined with 1st world prosperity.