The First World was the world of particular person freedom, democratic elections, private property, capitalism, and Christianity. It was therefore modern and affluent.
While we are at it, we will put to mattress one other fable: the wealth of the First World was constructed on the backs of frequent laborers. Labor is frequent all around the world. The Second World and the Third World each had far more laborers than did the First World. If that fable were true, the First World can be the Third World—the First World featured the fewest frequent laborers of the three worlds.
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