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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 Australia gears up to host the 2,000 Olympic Games, Pilger points up the shame of a First World nation which still treats Aborigines as a Third World people.
On the other hand, he would give the people what every other prosperous First World nation had--a health service, paid out of taxes that had for so long been earmarked for "defense.
But then, Australia is basically a First World nation.
South Sudan has the natural and human resources required to turn it from a fourth world entity to a first world nation.
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.
The economic revolution of Singapore that happened under its founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew spanned decades, from its establishment as a sovereign nation in 1965 to its becoming a First World nation in the early 2000s.
For one, Hitler was the leader of a First World nation, equal in most respects to other advanced countries of the day.
On Thursday, Abbasi's tremendous services to the game, more remarkably his brilliance in pulling off a coup in 1983 when he snatched the Cricket World Cup from the clutches of the first world nations, his out of the box measures such as the introduction of neutral umpires and the match referees, his lead role in the formative years of the Asian Cricket Council, his camaraderie with his colleagues as well as his juniors, the upliftment of infrastructure and the stadia and other aspects were eulogised by the prominent speakers on the dais.
But as a developing country, we look up to First World nations that are the major emitters of greenhouse gases.
The unemployment rate is double the official figure in most of the so called first world nations.
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.
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.