Did you grow up in a third world country?

United States
December 6, 2010 1:57pm CST
I grew up over seas, it is consider a third world country. I do not know what that means actually, is third world countries supposed to be poor or something else... The technology there is better than in the USA, I don't get it. Everyone has cell phones there and the phones they have there I have not seen in the USA yet. Lot's of countries in Africa is considered third world, why cause the people don't wear suits. I don't get it can some one explain in detail.
2 responses
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
Hello there EKOBERNIE.. :D yup i did grow up in a third world country... Philippines... hmmm, well.. its considered a third world country coz its like we're left behind.. as they say... third world countries are like 100 years behind... are economy is low... and there are millions of people below the poverty line... farming here is still manual labor... we don't have machines yet.. that do them... its just like only last year we have automated elections... and its like the old technology of first world countries.. were like sooo new to us... Have a nice day! :)
• United States
8 Dec 10
Thank you for your time Do you think its political, the people in charge are not bringing in the heavy machinery or what. what percentage of the people are poor. Like my country there is only rich and poor no middle class maybe that is why it is considered third world. some parts of the country are like you say but some places are very modern.
@maximax8 (27333)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 10
I was born in England and it is a developed country in Europe. I have traveled to more than fifty different countries in the world so far in my lifetime. The most wealthy counties that I have been to are Norway and Switzerland. The poorest places I have seen are in South Africa in a township with very poor people living there, small pockets of the Maldives where local people live and in streets on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Out of the other English speaking countries I have been to America in 1993, 2001 and 2002, Australia in 1993, 1994 and 2000, New Zealand in 2001 and 2002, Belize in 2006 and Canada in 2010. I was surprised to see a lot of homeless people living in cardboard boxes in Los Angeles. I found Australia to be a very happy country and the standard of living there seems high. I loved it there and wished I have been born there. It was a shame my parents didn't emigrate before I was born. New Zealand is wonderful and people have a fairly high standard of living there. Countries like India and China are now super with their technology. Many countries in Africa have terrible poverty, war or natural disasters. I looked at a list of the 20 poorest countries and apart from Nepal all these are African countries. Tourism brings money with it and Kenya has lots to offer the tourist like safaris and tropical beaches. Chad and Niger are little heard of compared to Malaysia and Thailand for tourism.
@maximax8 (27333)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 10
I have only been to Scotland once and that was to Edinburgh one Easter time. I studied in Wales and they had built lots of castles to keep the English out in history.