What do you think about politically correct equivalents of some terms which mispresent [sic] their meaning. For example, third world countries (term) - emerging nations (equivalent).
We can't say that theese nations are emerging, because they had been existed for a very long time. What do you think about such aquivalents [sic]? Express your opinion
You really are confused. Emerging nations is a recognized term of geopolitical terminology. It's often placed with countries like Brazil and other growing economic powerhouses.
The label of "Third world" isn't a politically correct based phrase. It came about during the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union.
The United States and its allies during the time belonged to the first world. Why? The creator of the system was American. His prerogative in determining the labels.
Second world parties were allied with the Soviet Union.
Any leftover countries not geopolitically aligned with the United States and the Soviet Union fell under the third world category. It just happened to follow that the richest countries and strongest military countries belonged to the first and second groups. The poorest countries ... well, you should figure where they laid.
If you're not going to choose sides, then don't complain when you fall through the proverbial geopolitical cracks.
The Second World group disappeared from the equation when the Soviet Union collapsed.
I for one believe we need to keep the third world category for economically, socially, and politically backwards countries like Yemen, North Korea, Pakistan, etc.... These countries are not emerging as they're not reforming their governments, economies, etc.... They're stagnant or worse, regressing to preMedieval societies.