The term 3rd-world came from NATO as 1st, Soviet as 2nd and the rest as 3rd world.
More fitting in nowadays world is to see 3rd-world as a description of a country where everything is run by a 3rd-party and neither the people, nor the government of that country.

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With the current Big Corp trend all places are pretty soon 3rd-world on these terms.

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