Second World Countries 2019

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 Population 2019 Area Growth Rate
Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²0.09%
Germany83,517,045357,114 km²0.47%
Ukraine43,993,638603,500 km²-0.57%
Poland37,887,768312,679 km²-0.09%
Uzbekistan32,981,716447,400 km²1.56%
Romania19,364,557238,391 km²-0.73%
Kazakhstan18,551,4272,724,900 km²1.27%
Czech Republic10,689,20978,865 km²0.22%
Azerbaijan10,047,71886,600 km²0.99%
Hungary9,684,67993,028 km²-0.24%
Belarus9,452,411207,600 km²-0.00%
Tajikistan9,321,018143,100 km²2.42%
Serbia8,772,23588,361 km²-0.35%
Bulgaria7,000,119110,879 km²-0.73%
Kyrgyzstan6,415,850199,951 km²1.77%
Turkmenistan5,942,089488,100 km²1.56%
Slovakia5,457,01349,037 km²0.07%
Croatia4,130,30456,594 km²-0.63%
Moldova4,043,26333,846 km²-0.21%
Georgia3,996,76569,700 km²-0.15%
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,00051,209 km²-0.69%
Armenia2,957,73129,743 km²0.20%
Albania2,880,91728,748 km²-0.06%
Lithuania2,759,62765,300 km²-1.49%
Macedonia2,083,45925,713 km²0.02%
Slovenia2,078,65420,273 km²0.04%
Latvia1,906,74364,559 km²-1.13%
Estonia1,325,64845,227 km²0.21%
Montenegro627,98713,812 km²0.03%