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  Third World definition
The underdevelopment of the third world is marked by a number of common traits; distorted and highly dependent economies devoted to producing primary products for the developed world and to provide markets for their finished goods; traditional, rural social structures; high population growth; and widespread poverty.
In 1980, the earth's population was estimated at 4.4 billion, 72 percent of it in the third world, and it seemed likely to reach 6.2 billion, 80 percent of it in the third world, at the close of the century.
Third World is a term originally used to distinguish those nations that neither aligned with the West nor with the East during the Cold War.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /General/ThirdWorld_def.html   (2614 words)

  
 First World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "First World" refers to countries that are capitalist democracies, that are technologically advanced, and whose citizens have a high standard of living.
The terms First World, Second World, and Third World were used to divide the nations of Earth into three broad categories.
After World War II, people began to speak of the NATO and Warsaw Pact countries as two major blocs, often using such terms as the "Western bloc" and the "Eastern bloc." The two "worlds" were not numbered.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_World   (437 words)

  
 Native American Legends - The First World - Navajo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The First World was small in size, a floating island in mist or water.
The creatures of the First World are thought of as the Mist People; they had no definite form, but were to change to men, beasts, birds, and reptiles of this world.
First Woman saw that First Man had a crystal for a fire, and she saw that it was stronger than her turquoise fire.
www.firstpeople.us /FP-Html-Legends/TheFirstWorld-Navajo.html   (956 words)

  
 World War I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
World War I (abbreviated WWI), also known as the First World War, the Great War and "The War to End All Wars" was a global military conflict that took place mostly in Europe between 1914 and 1918.
World War I created a decisive break with the old world order that had emerged after the Napoleonic Wars, which was modified by the mid-19th century’s nationalistic revolutions.
The first tanks were used during the Battle of the Somme on September 15, 1916; mechanical reliability issues hampered their mobility, but the experiment proved its worth as protection against enemy weapons, particularly the machine gun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_World_War   (9711 words)

  
 World War I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
World War I proved to be the decisive break with the old world order, marking the final demise of absolutist monarchy in Europe.
World War I was concluded by an armistice, with no surrender by any party, the anniversary of which is known as "Armistice Day," as opposed to the End of World War II, which was effected by unconditional surrenders.
The First World War was different from prior military conflicts: it was a meeting of 20th century technology with 19th century mentality and tactics.
world-war-i.iqnaut.net   (7309 words)

  
 World First
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 First, Second, and Third World
When people talk about the poorest countries of the world, they often refer to them with the general term Third World, and they think everybody knows what they are talking about.
The use of the terms First, the Second, and the Third World is a rough, and it's safe to say, outdated model of the geopolitical world from the time of the cold war.
The fourth world : an Indian reality (amazon link to the book), the term refers to nations (cultural entities, ethnic groups) of indigenous peoples living within or across state boundaries (nation states).
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/third_world_countries.htm   (715 words)

  
 1st, 2nd, and 3rd World Countries - Apolyton Civilization Site Forums
The term Third World was originally coined in French (tiers monde) in 1952 to describe a group of countries that chose to stay out of the Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union (the First and Second worlds).
First world countries could colonize Third world countries, with a chance that these would develop into Second world countries (ie a minor power could at some point bceome a major power).
First world countries could colonize Third world countries, with a chance that these would develop into Second world countries (ie a minor power could at some point become a major power).
www.apolyton.net /forums/Forum6/HTML/001913.html   (3181 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The First World War: Books: John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Despite the avalanche of books written about the First World War in recent years, there have been comparatively few books that have concentrated on delivering the big picture--a comprehensive account of the war and its campaigns from start to finish--and this book fills the gap superbly.
The First World War is not afraid to point the finger at those generals who deserve it, but even Keegan has to admit he doesn't have all the answers.
And that this is due to the great loss in the first meaning there are fewer to give their lives in the second is a chilling fact.
www.amazon.co.uk /First-World-War-John-Keegan/dp/0712666451   (2093 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The First World War in Africa: Books: Hew Strachan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In 1998 be published The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War, a superb anthology of original essays by noted experts on prominent facets of the struggle.
This 1250-page tome (and even at this length it is just the first of a proposed three volumes), is a masterpiece, in part because it is especially rich with inclusions of German documents previously unknown to anglophone readers.
The First World War In Africa is especially appealing since it illuminates a corner of the conflict too often under-reported in other general histories.
www.amazon.ca /First-World-War-Africa/dp/0199257280   (621 words)

  
 Countries of the First World
The term First World originally refers to the capitalist, industrialized countries, within the Western European and United States' sphere of influence, (e.g.
First World - Industrialized Countries, within the Western European and United States' Sphere of Influence
Reporters Without Borders is publishing annually an index of the countries of the world according to their respect for press freedom.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/first_world.htm   (460 words)

  
 First world war diaries, by TF Littler
I took a stroll round the place after tea and found it absolutely ruined a church at one end had been badly battered and the walls all smashed and the roof gone, one side of the tower standing only, but a noticeable fact was that a crufic [crucifix?] in a most conspicuous place remained untouched.
This day was the first time I had been close to the enemy lines, and the first time I had got as far as a Support trench.
This gradually got hotter and one mortar dropping on the parapet over us completely buried three of us, we were dug out and taken to the first aid Post and medically examined and found to be suffering from shock, we returned to the company next morning much better but a bit shaky.
www.first-world-war.co.uk /thediary.htm   (1902 words)

  
 First World War Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Association for World War Archaeology The AWA was established by a group of archaeologists who deal with World War archaeological heritage in Western Flanders.
Canada and the First World War Again from Library and Archives Canada, this is a gateway to information such as War Diaries, recollections (soldiers and others)and other information on the Great War.
First World War Military Camps in Sutton Veny A collection of contemporary postcards showing the military camps established in the area of this Wiltshire village.
www.firstworldwarlinks.com /mainlinks.html   (5794 words)

  
 First World War Literature: Rats, Gas & Shell-Shock.
Also, when Tietjens first comes home from the war, the reader does not know that he has shell-shock and it is only slowly revealed as we read on and the details are filled in.
One of the radical consequences of the First World War, and of the Modernist movement, was, as stated, the involvement of the State in individual lives to an increasing extent.
The First World War is a period of history with which we have yet to come to terms, and which continues to haunt our culture.
firstworldwarlit.blogspot.com   (7404 words)

  
 The First World War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The first three Americans killed in combat died on the evening of Nov. 2, 1917, during a German raid on a trench held by members of the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment.
It ranked sixteenth among the world’s armies, just behind Portugal, and remained as a secretary of the Army had described it six years earlier, "a profoundly peaceful army." The U.S. Navy at the outbreak of the war was less emaciated, though its combatant vessels were mostly undermanned and less than ship-shape.
As after World War I, so after World War II, the U.S. demobilized with the same furious energy in which we went to war — and we were caught in our bunks, as it were, when Korea exploded five years later.
www.policyreview.org /oct99/west_print.html   (3083 words)

  
 Centre for First World War Studies
There were a couple of occasions during the First World War when Manchesters were attached to Liverpools, and given the historic rivalry between the two cities, the reaction to such attachments can be imagined.
First, National Archives record series MH [Ministry of Health] 8, which comprises the records of the War Refugees Committee, originally a voluntary committee to administer relief to refugees from public funds.
First, a number of the men served in either the CEF or BEF during the war.
www.firstworldwar.bham.ac.uk /qanda.htm   (16204 words)

  
 World Cup 2006 - Private Sector Development - The World Bank Group
The data used are the matches of the French Soccer First League during the four seasons surrounding the 1998 World Cup.
Also, see the first part of Heinrich Bohlmann's Predicting the Economic Impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on South Africa.
This event at the 2006 World Economic Forum argued that sport is a universal language which can play a useful role in promoting national development and improving the lives of rural and local communities, particularly youth.
rru.worldbank.org /features/WorldCup2006.aspx   (2256 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The First World War: Books: John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
John Keegan' "The First World War" is one of those rare books which combine the thoroughly researched descriptions of history, technology and means of warfare with nuances of psychology and mystery of the Great War.
The First World War was brutal, though as bad as it was, it would be eclipsed by its successor two decades later.
The first is an inadequate treatment of the economic strangulation of Germany.
www.amazon.com /First-World-War-John-Keegan/dp/0375700455   (2779 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The First World War: A Complete History: Books: Martin Gilbert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Gilbert's (The Second World War) majestic opus covers WWI on all major fronts-domestic, diplomatic, military-as well as such bloody preludes as the Armenian massacre of 1915.
Gilbert's 'The First World War: A Complete History,' is a chronological history of the bloodiest conflict the world had ever known.
As I was reading the introduction, I felt that this book would be a very eloquent tribute to the soldiers that died and sacrificed their youth to World War I. In the introduction, Gilbert talks about the veterans of World War I who were teachers, a janitor, etc. at his school.
www.amazon.com /First-World-War-Complete-History/dp/0805047344   (2210 words)

  
 First world war diaries: TF Littler
T. Littler's First World War Diaries, his collection of WWI cartoon and photographic postcards, and some family photographs from the French battlefields.
Littler's diary describes his experience of battle in the first world war in Northern France for 11 months from April 1916, where he sustained a leg injury, which eventually led to his return to England to convalesce.
He reports many casualties around him on the front line and in support positions, and himself survived Spanish Flu, a major killer, towards the end of the first world war.
www.first-world-war.co.uk   (260 words)

  
 ABC News: First Lady: World Listening to Iraq Talk
First Lady Laura Bush speaks at a rally with Republican Rep.Deborah Pryce Wednesday,Nov. 1, 2006 in Hilliard, Ohio.
HILLIARD, Ohio Nov 2, 2006 (AP)— First lady Laura Bush cautioned Wednesday that Americans discussing the war in Iraq especially politicians should be careful what they say because other countries are paying attention.
We must be mindful that people around the world are listening to these discussions," Laura Bush said at a suburban Columbus recreation center during a campaign appearance with Rep. Deborah Pryce.
abcnews.go.com /Politics/wireStory?id=2622485&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (297 words)

  
 kyw.com - Cardinals Win First World Series Since 1982
It was the Cardinals' first title since 1982 and the first for the NL since the 2003 Florida Marlins.
It marked the first time since the 1912 Red Sox at Boston's Fenway Park that a team won the Series at home in a first-year ballpark.
Verlander, throwing up to 100 mph, was wild in the first inning, walking the bases loaded and throwing two wild pitches.
cbs3.com /national/topstories_story_300233148.html   (1343 words)

  
 Brazil's Second Chance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Brazil is currently in a critical phase of a decades-long transformation from a patrimonial society—based on the cultivation and export of sugar and coffee—to a modernized industrial and service economy with effective democratic governance.
It is the world’s fifth largest nation-state in area and population, and ranks eighth in total economic output.
Since World War II, Brazil has been a leader in international trade governance and negotiation, playing an important part in development of the GATT and the WTO.
www.brook.edu /press/books/brazil.htm   (430 words)

  
 First Step World | Learn Spanish, French, Italian, Spanish Language Spain, Language schools
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First Step World™ is a leader in student travel education welcoming participants each year from around the world.
Our goal everyday is to provide the possible service whether you plan to study Spanish in Spain, French in France, Italian in Italy or anywhere else in the world.
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 BUILDING BIG: Databank: First Interstate World Center (Library Tower)
The First Interstate World Center exists today for one reason: its neighbor, the Los Angeles Central Library, found itself in deep trouble.
The skyscraper's massively reinforced central core and lighter perimeter columns form a framework flexible enough to resist violent side-to-side shaking, but stiff enough to resist the enormous wind forces that affect high-rise buildings.
When First Interstate Bancorp hoisted its logo (four brightly lit gold-leaf "I"s) to the crown of the tower in 1990, the Los Angeles Downtown News received one of the largest outpourings of letters in its history, all expressing disgust for the bright logo.
pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/first_interstate_world.html   (295 words)

  
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Laura Bush set out Tuesday for a quick visit to Afghanistan, undertaking a trip to a war-torn country where American forces are still battling a stubborn Taliban-led insurgency.
"She wants to be able to see the advances made for women in Afghanistan and to underscore the United States' longterm commitment to the people of Afghanistan," said Susan Whiston, the first lady's press secretary.
The first lady was accompanied by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings.
www.firstcoastnews.com /news/usworld/news-article.aspx?storyid=34720   (597 words)

  
 First World War.com - A multimedia history of World War One
First World War.com - A multimedia history of World War One
Read how Adolf Hitler's experiences in the First World War came to shape his world view.
Listen to two archive recordings of one of the signature tunes of World War One.
www.firstworldwar.com   (99 words)

  
 First World War.com - Memoirs & Diaries
Many of the combatants of the First World War recorded the daily events of their experiences in the form of a diary.
With the advent of the world wide web, an opportunity arose for the descendants of many survivors to publish fragments of diary entries for the education and interest of others.
One in five of the Australians and New Zealanders who left their country to fight in the war never returned; 80,000 in total.
www.firstworldwar.com /diaries   (156 words)

  
 First EOY World Summit
The World Summit gathered the world’s best entrepreneurs including past winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year program, to plan and strategize the next move toward continued success in business.
The focus was the rise of Asia as an economic powerhouse.
Among the speakers in the World Summit were former US Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, Senior Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong, Donald H. Straszheim of Straszheim Global Advisors, George Yip of London Business School, and award-winning author David Bornstein.
www.ey.com /GLOBAL/content.nsf/Philippines/First_EOY_World_Summit   (225 words)

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