The former communist block consisting of the Soviet Union and some countries in eastern Europe.
- 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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Syllabification: Sec·ond World
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