UK arrested Tommy Robinson for reporting child-rape gangs that the government caters to. The UK banned reporting of his arrest, denied him a lawyer, and is trying to have him assassinated in prison. Regardless of how you feel about his views, this is a totalitarian government.

Tommy Robinson isn't the first to that the UK has jailed after a secret trial. Melanie Shaw tried to expose child abuse in a Nottinghamshire kids home -- it wasn't foreigners doing the molesting, but many members of the UK's parliament. The government kidnapped her child and permanently took it away. Police from 3 forces have treated her like a terrorist and themselves broken the law. Police even constantly come by to rob her phone and money. She was tried in a case so secret the court staff had no knowledge of it. Her lawyer, like Tommy's, wasn't present. She has been held for over 2 years in Peterborough Prison. read, read

Third World

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The three worlds as they were separated during the Cold War era, each with its respective allies as of the period between 30 April 1975 (the fall of Saigon) and 23 August 1975 (the communist takeover in Laos). Colors do not represent current economic development.
  First World: the United States and its allies.
  Second World: the Soviet Union, China and their allies.
  Third World: neutral and non-aligned countries.

Third World is a name given to nations that are generally considered to be non-White and underdeveloped economically. The name Third World arose during the Cold War to refer to nations that did not belong to the First or Second Worlds. While there is debate over the appropriateness of the term, and no alternative is without detractors, the term is one embraced by many Third World nations themselves, particularly in the Non-Aligned Movement.

Etymology

The term 'Third World' was coined by Jawaharlal Nehru (First Prime Minister of India), originally to distinguish nations that aligned with neither the West nor with the East during the Cold War, including many members of the Non-Aligned Movement. Today, however, the term is frequently used to denote nations with a low UN Human Development Index (HDI), independent of their political status. However, there is no objective definition of Third World or Third World country and the use of the term remains controversial.

The economist and demographer Alfred Sauvy, in an article published in the French magazine L'Observateur, August 14, 1952, coined the term Third World in referring to countries currently called either "developing" or "under-developed", especially in Latin America, Africa, Oceania, and Asia, that were unaligned with either the Communist Soviet bloc or the Capitalist NATO bloc during the Cold War (1945–1989).[1].

Definition

In academic circles, the countries of the Third World are known as the "Third World", the "Global South", the "developing countries", and the "under-developed countries". Economic development workers refer to these nations as the "Two-thirds World" and "The South". Some developers disapprove of the "developing countries" term because the term implies that industrialization is progressive [1]. reference required

History

The term "third world" was first intended to refer to the way those countries were discovered and because most of them were born as colonies of more powerful nations before they became independent nations. The term later on became popular as a way to denominate countries that are still in the process of developing. In the colonial era, western imperialists exploited these countries. Once imperialism ended, these countries were left to take care of themselves, something most colonial powers never allowed. These countries were left to face the challenges of nation and state-building on their own for the first time.

As European colonies in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania gained their independence they commonly experienced widespread poverty, high birthrates, and economic dependence upon their former colonial masters.reference required After World War II, the capitalist Western and the communist Eastern blocs fought to expand their spheres of influence to the Third World. The military and intelligence services of the United States and the Soviet Union worked secretly and publicly to influence Third World governments, with relative success.reference required

In 1955 during the Asian/African Conference, the newly independent states (nations) asked, Is there a way to resist neo-colonialism, and live in an alternative future from two already ones already outlined for them?

The term Third World became popularly used during the Cold War when many poor nations adopted it in describing themselves as aligned with neither NATO nor the Soviet Union., but instead composed an unaligned Third World. In that context, the First World denoted the US and its anti-Communist allies, concomitantly, Second World denoted the "Eastern Bloc" — the Soviet Union and its communist and socialist allies.

For the most part, Third World did not include China. Politically, the Third World emerged at the Bandung Conference (1955), which established the Non-Aligned Movement. Numerically, the Third World dominates the United Nations, but is so culturally and economically diverse that its political cohesion is hypothetical, as most Third World nations in Euroasia and Latin America have rich, growing and prosperous economies. The petroleum-rich countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, etc) and the new industrial countries (including China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines), as well as rapidly growing countries (eg. Russia, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Egypt) have little if anything in common with poor countries (eg. Afghanistan, Haiti, Chad, Somalia).

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References

  1. Michael Quinion (2005-02-26). "FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD WORLDS" (html). World Wide Words. Retrieved 2007-07-19.  Check date values in: |date= (help)