Definition of Second World in English:

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Second World

noun

The former communist block consisting of the Soviet Union and some countries in eastern Europe.
Example sentences
  • 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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