The Classification of Countries. Something to think about?. What types of things do we rely and use on a daily basis? Are these necessities or luxuries? Consider what your life would be like if you were born in another part of the world?
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The Classification of Countries
How many countries are there in the world?
Difference Across the Globe
Literacy, Health, Industrialization, Freedom
IMR, disease, crime
IMR, disease, crime, industrialization
Classifying the World
What words do we use to classify the world?
5 World Model
First World:high standard of living, high industrialization, democratic gov’t, healthy economic performance…
Second World:moderate standard of living, moderate level of industrialization, communist gov’t…
Third Worldon the way to industrialization with industries exploiting the newly discovered natural resources, low to moderate standard of living, small upper class and large lower class…
5 World Model
Fourth WorldLower standard of living than 3rd world, potential to industrialize, but need to exploit resources… (eg…)
Fifth Worldvery little potential to industrialize, low standard of living, few resources…the bottom billion (eg…)
wealthstandard of livingindustrial development
Northwealthstandard ofliving industrialdevelopment
We can also classify countries as developed and less developed.
Good roads, transportation
High Energy Consumption
Oil, coal, nuclear
Good health care
Poor roads, transportation
Wood, wind, animal, human energy
Disease and Famine
Polluted or little water