Encyclopedia > Developing nation

  Article Content

Developing nation

Developing nation is a somewhat euphemistic term referring to those nations or countries that have not achieved a significant degree of industrialization relative to their populations, and which have a low standard of living. There is a strong correlation between this status and high population growth.

Other terms sometimes used are underdeveloped nations, undeveloped nations, third-world nations, or non-industrialized nations. Conversely, the opposite end of the spectrum is termed developed nations, first-world nations, or industrialized nations.

Nations clearly assigned to this category include:



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Bat

... immediate medical attention for rabies. Bats have very small teeth and can bite a sleeping person without necessarily being felt. If a bat is found in a house and the ...