Second World Countries

The Second World is a term that refers to former industrial socialist states. This primarily includes the territories that were under the influence of the Soviet Union.

This term was first used during the Cold War era. Along with First World and Third World, the term was one that was used to divide the nations of the world. First World countries during this era were the United States, United Kingdom and their allies, Third World nations were neutral or non-aligned, and Second World nations included the Soviet Union, China and their allies.

Today, the term has changed slightly to describe former communist countries that aren’t quite in poverty but aren’t prosperous either. A term that was originally used to describe political ideologies is now used to define economic states.

Flag Name Area Population 2018 Growth Rate
Russia17,098,242 km²143,964,709-0.02%
Germany357,114 km²82,293,4570.22%
Ukraine603,500 km²44,009,214-0.48%
Poland312,679 km²38,104,832-0.17%
Uzbekistan447,400 km²32,364,9961.42%
Romania238,391 km²19,580,634-0.50%
Kazakhstan2,724,900 km²18,403,8601.10%
Czech Republic78,865 km²10,625,2500.07%
Azerbaijan86,600 km²9,923,9140.98%
Hungary93,028 km²9,688,847-0.34%
Belarus207,600 km²9,452,113-0.17%
Tajikistan143,100 km²9,107,2112.08%
Serbia88,361 km²8,762,027-0.32%
Bulgaria110,879 km²7,036,848-0.67%
Kyrgyzstan199,951 km²6,132,9321.45%
Turkmenistan488,100 km²5,851,4661.62%
Slovakia49,037 km²5,449,8160.04%
Croatia56,594 km²4,164,783-0.59%
Moldova33,846 km²4,041,065-0.25%
Georgia69,700 km²3,907,131-0.13%
Bosnia And Herzegovina51,209 km²3,503,554-0.10%
Albania28,748 km²2,934,3630.14%
Armenia29,743 km²2,934,1520.13%
Lithuania65,300 km²2,876,475-0.48%
Macedonia25,713 km²2,085,0510.09%
Slovenia20,273 km²2,081,2600.06%
Latvia64,559 km²1,929,938-1.01%
Estonia45,227 km²1,306,788-0.22%
Montenegro13,812 km²629,2190.04%