Third world was/ is used to describe countries whose government did not take sides in the cold war.

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Third world was/ is used to describe countries whose government did not take sides in the cold war. It emerged out of anti – colonial nationalism activities and was used to replace the east – west conflict with the north – south conflict.
All the countries deemed as third world has had a history of colonial rule, most were exploited through colonialism, imperialism, neo colonialism etc. while the third world countries were annexed and had direct government of a first country through colonialism; it was seen as a cost by the imperial powers rather than a benefit and one that was unavoidable. Imperialism was creating the condition for industrial capitalism and a modern nation-state and would produce the same consequences as it had of the
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they taught the educated class would lead the mass into national consciousness but due to the fact that the educated class was lazy etc. it was just an “empty shell”, the educated class sought to the need s of the bourgeoisie and international society instead of the mass.
Imperialism saw missionaries going places and doing what their country didn’t approve of , grabbing territories that there was no need for but didn’t want other imperialists to have , it replaced the culture of the natives with western norms, and lands were taken for viable trade routes between the third world and the west.
Colonialism left behind a well organized bureaucracy whom new governments had to Staff with their own people who were often unqualified. Third world government thus inherited well organized bureaucracies nothing was changed just personnel trained to suit the post by the new government. However in order to have a functioning bureaucracy in a democratic society persons should be appointed based on merit not patronage , nepotism or corruption and it is this transparency that most third world countries are a long way from.
In concluding politics and governance in the third world has come a long way from the colonial days but all the legacy of the old are still present in the form of corruption etc. in bureaucracies, many third world countries are still in poverty and grossly underdeveloped, in trying

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