Definition of Second World in English:

Second World

Syllabification: Sec·ond World


  • The former communist block consisting of the Soviet Union and some countries in eastern Europe.
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    • In common usage, the Third World comprises all countries not included in the First World and the Second World.
    • It is a pecking order that originated in militaries, entered schools, and now is a social system of the Second World.
    • The old Second World enjoyed a certain measure of autonomy from the capitalist global system.

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