A World of Difference

A term used more frequently since the end of the Cold War referring to countries that have since industrialized and matured into First World countries.

Refers to the indigenous peoples deemed 'marginalized' and 'dispossessed.'

A term replacing the previously used 'developing' designation for countries, referring to the dominance of such countries below the 30 North latitude line.

An acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and (sometimes) South Africa that are grouped together due to the fact that they are all large countries with developing economies.

A military alliance formed in 1949 between Canada, the USA and European countries as a bulwark against the Soviet Union.

A form of hostility between countries that is marked by threat, military posturing, and other acts short of actual warfare. Also a name given to the USA- USSR conflict between 1945 and 1989.

A term used to describe countries that are poor with high population growth and numerous economic and societal problems.

A line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole that designates the point at which one calendar day turns to the next.

A global change in mortality and fertility that occurred around 1800, but also refers to the four phases of transition.

A term replacing the previously used 'developed' designation for countries, named because of the location of most developed countries, which sits above the 30 degrees North latitude line.

A term used to describe countries that are progressing economically but are still not developed enough to be considered First World or developed countries.

Community of people with a common identity, shared cultural values, and a commitment and attachment to a particular area.