- the major industrialized non-Communist nations, including those in Western Europe, the United States, Canada, and Japan.
Origin of First World
First recorded in 1970–75
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Examples from the Web for first world
In a nationwide broadcast, Correa bitterly complained of first-world indifference.Is Rafael Correa the Next Hugo Chavez?
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Expect extreme claims to be made, but in the end, America may finally be on a path to having a first-world cell network.The Friendly Cellphone Monopoly
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