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The world classes (first, second, and third) have no official definition, but are often times used to describe the economic position of a state. The differences between the classes has less to do with the economic well being of the nation, and more to do with the geopolitical divides that emerged during and after the cold war.

First world is generally defined as a western style state that is usually capitalist and democratic, which has a high standard of living.

See also: second world and third world.
First world countries include: The United States of America, Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, etc.
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Commonly used in text messages or social media as a short form for Very Sound Advice.
Mate 1: Hey, I'd be careful risking all that money on one bet. Only risk what you can afford to lose.
Mate 2: Thanks. VSA
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There is one world, not three.
The same girl or guy calling your problems first world is the girl or guy teasing you about being broke, where does all the heartfelt compassion for people in different countries come from? Bullshit people talk straight out of a kids school book about first, second, and third world.
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