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First Worldalso first world
1. The wealthiest and most highly-developed nations in the world.
2. During the Cold War, the industrialized capitalist nations of the world.
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(Placename) the economically advanced countries of North America, Europe, Australia, E Asia, etc
belonging to the First World: wealthy First World countries.
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the major industrialized, non-Communist nations of the world.
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