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Advanced Democracy

Connotes some end-stage for which nations will reach. Refers to nations with institutionalize democracy and a high level of economic development and prosperity. Embraces free markets and private property.

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First World

Economically developed nations.

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Second World

Communist states

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Third World

Vast body of less-developed countries.

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Modern country

Secular, rational, materialistic, technological, bureaucratic, and concerned more with individual freedom than collective equality.

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Postmodern

A term for what evolutionary state of being nations will take on after the current systems.

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Intergovernmental System

A postmodern idea. Like the United Nations, cooperate on issues and bound by resolutions.

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Supranational System

Sovereignty is shared between member states and the organization. (EU)

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Devolution

Power being spread out to more local level. Brings government closer to the public.

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Postindustrialism

Bulk of profits are made in postindustrial nations, and most people are employed in the service sector.

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Service sector

Work that involves not the creation of tangible goods, but industries such as finance, insurance, real estate, education, retail sales, transportation, high tech, etc...