Originally Posted by General121
Yes it is. Its to describe countries with very poor living conditions and poor people by the nature of the status of most people in the country. Their technology is way behind, and so are their living standards.
The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either capitalism and NATO (which along with its allies represented the First World), or communism and the Soviet Union (which along with its allies represented the Second World). This definition provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the earth into three groups based on social, political, and economic divisions. Due to many of the Third World countries being extremely poor, it became a stereotype such that people commonly refer to undeveloped countries as "third world countries," often used in a pejorative way. Over the last few decades, the term 'Third World' has been used interchangeably with the Global South and Developing Countries to describe poorer countries that have struggled to attain steady economic development.
this is from Wiki but I had learned of this back in 8th grade maybe.
Just so you know, a Third World Country does not Indicate that they are Developing, in fact, Switzerland and Australia were also Considered "Third World" because they were not alligned with either side. Switzerland is Far from Poor.
Thats all. You just fell into the stereotype as did many others who are ignorant to what happened.