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 Human Development Index Population 2019
Germany0.93683,517,045
Slovenia0.8962,078,654
Czech Republic0.88810,689,209
Estonia0.8711,325,648
Poland0.86537,887,768
Lithuania0.8582,759,627
Slovakia0.8555,457,013
Latvia0.8471,906,743
Hungary0.8389,684,679
Croatia0.8314,130,304
Russia0.816145,872,256
Montenegro0.814627,987
Bulgaria0.8137,000,119
Romania0.81119,364,557
Belarus0.8089,452,411
Kazakhstan0.818,551,427
Serbia0.7878,772,235
Albania0.7852,880,917
Georgia0.783,996,765
Bosnia And Herzegovina0.7683,301,000
Macedonia0.7572,083,459
Azerbaijan0.75710,047,718
Armenia0.7552,957,731
Ukraine0.75143,993,638
Uzbekistan0.7132,981,716
Turkmenistan0.7065,942,089
Moldova0.74,043,263
Kyrgyzstan0.6726,415,850
Tajikistan0.659,321,018