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Developed Countries Versus Developing Countries

Developed Countries Versus Developing Countries - A List of specific identifiers or differences..

Andy G (Gadget),


This is my personal collection of identifiers of Developed versus Developing country.

Four Levels of Development

Note, about 80 perent of the planet is in the developing categories, it could be argued that Developed Countries are truly over-developed.

“Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day”

“95% of developing country population lived on less than $10 a day. Using 2005 population numbers, this is equivalent to just under 79.7% of world population, and does not include populations living on less than $10 a day from industrialized nations.”
- World Bank

“Are you telling me you’re not smarter than 3 billion people, if these uneducated folks in Cambodia can do, why can’t you?”
- Mark July 10


Similar Names for Developed
1. Modern
2. Western
3. Civilized

Similiar Name for Developing
1. Third World
2. Under-Developed
3. Primitive


Highly to Low

First --- Police Safe and not corrupt. --- Danger
First --- Free Speech --- Freedom of Speech
First --- Constitution that works. --- Government
First --- Leader of country can be changed by people. --- Government
First --- Smooth transition of leadership --- Government
First --- Break down of Taboos --- Habits and Customs
First --- Gathering of wild wood --- Habits and Customs
First --- Lots of patience with mass of people --- Habits and Customs
First --- Mass hatred of your country --- Habits and Customs
First --- Window screens --- Home
First --- Copy write law enforced --- Law
First --- Hunters for food --- Livelyhood
First --- People proud to be from their country. --- Neighborhood
First --- Joggers in Neighborhood --- Neighborhood
First --- Wear flag of country on clothes. --- Patriotism
First --- Retirement plan --- Pensions
First --- Clocks on walls and public places. --- Time
First --- Public Toilets that are free --- Toilets
First --- Car ownership is common --- Transportation
First --- Borders are hard core --- Visas
First --- Hard to enter the country --- Visas
First --- COUNTRIES - USA England ---

Second --- Class system gone --- Class system
Second --- Language is not dialectical --- Communication
Second --- Speak English --- Education
Second --- Prices on products in stores --- Food
Second --- Change of leadership is feared because of problems. --- Government
Second --- Local religious leader is more important then leader. --- Government
Second --- Taboos that are obvious --- Habits
Second --- of ignoring people. --- Habits and Customs
Second --- Problems with facilities and manners. --- Habits and Customs
Second --- Houses bought on credit --- Home
Second --- Knock Off or copies of tapes --- Law
Second --- One night jail terms --- Law
Second --- Cottage industry ends and mass marketing of chains. --- Livelyhood
Second --- Population growth is 0 or less --- Marriage
Second --- Start to have problems with free speech --- Press
Second --- Street Signs --- Transportation
Second --- Borders are porous --- Visas
Second --- COUNTRIES - France ---

Third --- Clear throat --- Behavior
Third --- Cement Truck start and the use of making concrete with shovels slows. --- Construction
Third --- No traps in the sink or drains of the plumbing. --- Construction
Third --- Bribes --- Corruption
Third --- Large Families --- Danger
Third --- Window bars --- Danger
Third --- Fashion is very high --- Fashion
Third --- Trash bins on the street --- Garbage
Third --- Trash thrown on ground --- Garbage
Third --- Constitution means nothing. The leader is the only reason people listen. --- Government
Third --- Government works but not as stable --- Government
Third --- Idea that rich people are bad --- Habits and Customs
Third --- No Patience --- Habits and Customs
Third --- Baby born in house and not hospital --- Health
Third --- Room heating. --- Home
Third --- Skeleton Keys --- Home
Third --- Traffic is not controlled. --- Law
Third --- vote buying drink money coercion --- Law
Third --- Agriculture versus Industrial --- Livelyhood
Third --- Fear of nationalism of Oil or any Industry. --- Livelyhood
Third --- Pay could be in dollars --- Livelyhood
Third --- Pay is less then 20 dollars per day. --- Livelyhood
Third --- Pension plans --- Livelyhood
Third --- No change when buying something --- Money
Third --- Large numbers of children. --- Neighborhood
Third --- No clocks on walls. --- Time
Third --- Public toilets so people do not piss on ground. --- Toilets
Third --- 4 lane highways between major cities in the country --- Transportation
Third --- Large truck very numerous. --- Transportation
Third --- Tunnels in mountains --- Transportation
Third --- Hard to leave the country. --- Visa
Third --- Chatting with girls or guys in other countries to help leave. --- Visas
Third --- Wear flag of other country on clothes. --- Visas
Third --- Cold water to drink --- Water
Third --- Water Fountains. --- Water
Third --- Signs along road become lighted an on steel columns. ---
Third --- Start of break down of  ---
Third --- THIRD LEVEL ---
Third --- Tourist polices ---

Fourth --- bump you --- Behavior
Fourth --- Trade and commerce done within walking distance --- Buying and Selling
Fourth --- Class system exist --- Class system
Fourth --- Bribes necessary for business transactions --- Corruption
Fourth --- Checkpoints every so far in road. --- Danger
Fourth --- Stop lights are ignored because of danger --- Danger
Fourth --- Cannot read or literacy rate is low --- Education
Fourth --- Lights go off at 6 O'clock. --- Electricity
Fourth --- Growing of food in odd places - River beds - Sides of hills. In front yard. --- Food
Fourth --- Ex Colony --- Government
Fourth --- Insane worship of dictatorship --- Government
Fourth --- Military coups are possible --- Government
Fourth --- Toll roads entering and leaving city. --- Government
Fourth --- Dress code of behavior --- Habits and Customs
Fourth --- Queue or line is not respected --- Habits and Customs
Fourth --- AIDS is spread --- Health
Fourth --- Health Care does not exist. --- Health
Fourth --- Medical drugs cheap --- Health
Fourth --- Medical drugs do not need Prescription --- Health
Fourth --- Land ownership by church --- Home
Fourth --- Wood gathering for fuel --- Home
Fourth --- Language changes dramatically from town to town. --- Language
Fourth --- Language is used that is of local origin. --- Language
Fourth --- Dangerous to violate local customs --- Law
Fourth --- Books are controlled --- Livelyhood
Fourth --- Job supplies food and sometimes shelter --- Livelyhood
Fourth --- Pay is daily and not hourly. --- Livelyhood
Fourth --- Extra wives or girlfriend and accepted by wife. --- Marriage
Fourth --- Intermarrying between religions. --- Marriage
Fourth --- WebPages of that country to help them marry women. --- Marriage
Fourth --- Peace Corp is in the country --- Money
Fourth --- Common calling by bell or loud speaker to worship --- Neighborhood
Fourth --- Religious leaders walking around --- Neighborhood
Fourth --- Shoes or barefoot --- Neighborhood
Fourth --- Animal are used for transportation, donkeys, camels, horses, llamas --- Transportation
Fourth --- Bus transportation prevalent --- Transportation
Fourth --- No car insurance. --- Transportation
Fourth --- Passing three abreast. --- Transportation
Fourth --- Speed bumps. --- Transportation

Fifth --- Gatherers --- Livelyhood
Fifth --- Gathering of wild plants --- Livelyhood
Fifth --- Terrorist are people from this country --- Danger
Fifth --- World food program is in country but not Peace Corp --- Food
Fifth --- Tribal --- Government
Fifth --- Skins of animals used --- Habits
Fifth --- No girl problems --- Habits and Customs
Fifth --- Aids is very high --- Health
Fifth --- Bathe in stream --- Home
Fifth --- Land ownership by one person --- Home
Fifth --- Land ownership communal --- Home
Fifth --- Toilets do not exist --- Home
Fifth --- Illegal to sell the country guns. --- Law
Fifth --- Mafia type --- Law
Fifth --- No restrictions at all on guns. --- Law
Fifth --- Agricultural --- Livelyhood
Fifth --- Hunting for animals is form of food. --- Livelyhood
Fifth --- OIL Rich only --- Livelyhood
Fifth --- Polygamy --- Marriage
Fifth --- Communal ownership --- Neighborhood
Fifth --- Water is highest form of transportation. --- Transportation
Fifth --- Animalism or Worship of Fertility type beliefs. --- Tribal
Fifth --- Drug growing ---



LEVEL --- TERM --- SUB-CATEGORY
INTRO --- Third Estate (the commoners) --- France
INTRO ---  --- Freud
INTRO ---  --- Marx
INTRO --- general civilian population --- Plato's Republic
INTRO --- Animalism Religion --- Tribal
INTRO --- 1. Leadership ---
INTRO --- 2. Technical Type of Government. i.e. socialism. Communism ---
INTRO --- 3. Business ---
 --- Bronze casting --- Art
 --- Clay sculpture --- Art
 --- Jewelry --- Art
 --- Masks --- Art
 --- Mural painting  --- Art
 --- Statues of Leaders --- Art
 --- Bump you in street --- Behavior
 --- Cigarette smoking exist --- Behavior
 --- Chain Stores --- Buying and Selling
 --- Sidewalks are used for selling products and you walk in the road --- Buying and Selling
 --- Store hours posted on doors. --- Buying and Selling
 --- street vendor in the street --- Buying and Selling
 --- Weaving --- Buying and Selling
 --- Wood carving --- Buying and Selling
 --- Caste system --- Class system
 --- Males are more right than females --- Class system
 --- Middle class missing --- Class System
 --- No middle class. --- Class System
 --- Noble class --- Class System
 --- Price fluctuates with class system or if you are rich you pay more --- Class system
 --- Ruling class owns land, subclasses do not --- Class system
 --- Outcast --- Class systems
 --- Upper class do not look people in eyes when talking --- Class Systems
 --- Cell telephone, but no land lines. --- Communication
 --- Mobile telephone are number one type of telephone. --- Communication
 --- Radio used to communicate. --- Communication
 --- Telephone - Hard line telephone is dominant type of phone. --- Communication
 --- Telephone lines prevalent. --- Communication
 --- Telephone use by Mobile above the line telephone. --- Communication
 --- Cell Telephone or Mobile - The rechargeable card is standard and not contract --- Communications
 --- GMS Telephone Sales --- Communications
 --- Info commercials --- Communications
 --- Internet --- Communications
 --- Satellite Telephone Sales --- Communications
 --- Cement made by shovel method. --- Construction
 --- Cement Truck --- Construction
 --- Mix concrete with shovel --- Construction
 --- cars parked behind fence --- Corruption
 --- Corruption by police. --- Corruption
 --- Corruption in toll bridges --- Corruption
 --- Smoking cigarettes --- Culture
 --- Can buy on internet here with credit card --- Danger
 --- Carrying of weapons --- Danger
 --- Cars dangerous --- Danger
 --- Clans --- Danger
 --- Dialectical Language --- Danger
 --- Dogs for security --- Danger
 --- Entrance to Banks are double entry. --- Danger
 --- Flirting with women or sex with locals is taboo. --- Danger
 --- Gates over doorways or windows. --- Danger
 --- Girls can enter and rent a hotel rooms alone --- Danger
 --- Light bulbs are stolen. --- Danger
 --- No distribution of wealth --- Danger
 --- No respect for safety of outsiders --- Danger
 --- Photographs are allowed --- Danger
 --- Police - Everyone afraid of police. --- Danger
 --- Retirement programs do not exist. --- Danger
 --- Sign saying to turn in your guns. --- Danger
 --- There is always a person at the home to protect from burglars or to receive products. --- Danger
 --- Over 10 non school books in a home. Novels --- Education
 --- Electric Conduit is used and not just bare wire. --- Electrical
 --- Electric wire is 12 gauge --- Electrical
 --- Electrical cord size. Poor use 24 gauge. --- Electrical
 --- Electricity - Multiple wires connected --- Electrical
 --- Electricity openly stolen by hooking on to hot lines --- Electrical
 --- Candles sold in every small store. --- Electricalr
 --- Electricity goes out one or two times per day. --- Electricity
 --- Electricity turn on and off at certain times. --- Electricity
 --- Generator is only form of Electricity. --- Electricity
 --- Generator used for community. --- Electricity
 --- Lights dim when you use too much electricity. --- Electricity
 --- No Electricity --- Electricity
 --- Music Videos --- Entertainment
 --- Soap Operas --- Entertainment
 --- Grain Silos --- Farming
 --- Bread is scarce because there is no oven. --- Food
 --- Daily delivery to homes of food, milk, other products by vendors --- Food
 --- Drying of food for preservation. --- Food
 --- Irrigation --- Food
 --- Ovens are not common. --- Food
 --- Packaged goods like food. Cheese. --- Food
 --- Shared glass or eating utensils --- Food
 --- Sharing of a common drinking glass, food platters, and eating tinsels. --- Food
 --- Wine --- Food
 --- Garbage Trucks --- Garbage
 --- church rules people --- Government
 --- developed countries are afraid of the legal system --- Government
 --- Ethnically defined --- Government
 --- King --- Government
 --- Newspapers will be scarce or only 3 or 4 companies when a communist country. --- Government
 --- No paying of taxes and roads are very bad. --- Government
 --- Nomadic Tribes --- Government
 --- Parliament or Congress --- Government
 --- People pay taxes percentage --- Government
 --- Priest or religious leaders are in state legal system --- Government
 --- Religious Jewelry --- Government
 --- Religious State like Iran or Israel --- Government
 --- Territories --- Government
 --- The normal person complains about world monetary fund --- Government
 --- Tribes with BMW's --- Government
 --- When they advertise the political parties it is probably closer to democracy. --- Government
 --- Cannot say no, always say yes --- Habits and Customs
 --- Comb is supplied in Hotel Room --- Habits and Customs
 --- Everyone drinks from Same Cup of water. --- Habits and Customs
 --- First come first serve attitude. Respect a line --- Habits and Customs
 --- Gambling --- Habits and Customs
 --- Games on computers --- Habits and Customs
 --- Losing face --- Habits and Customs
 --- Manners --- Habits and Customs
 --- Nose blowing --- Habits and Customs
 --- Prostitution --- Habits and Customs
 --- Public Drunkenness --- Habits and Customs
 --- Queue is class oriented. The rich do not wait. --- Habits and Customs
 --- Queue signs at bank - Marquee saying who is next. Take number --- Habits and Customs
 --- Recreational drugs --- Habits and Customs
 --- Sandals are worn when people are working construction --- Habits and Customs
 --- Siesta --- Habits and Customs
 --- Sleeping in public or lounge type society. --- Habits and Customs
 --- Smoke cigarette --- Habits and Customs
 --- Spit --- Habits and Customs
 --- spit on sidewalk and not on road --- Habits and Customs
 --- Spitting and throat clearing. --- Habits and Customs
 --- Street Children Gatherers --- Habits and Customs
 --- You want to wear dirty clothes or already soiled clothes to travel because you know they will just get dirtier. --- Habits of travelers
 --- Babies die so much there is no grave stones --- Health
 --- Braces on teeth --- Health
 --- Drug Usage --- Health
 --- Malaria in Country --- Health
 --- Mal-Nutrition Baby Death --- Health
 --- Medicine regulated --- Health
 --- Midwife type care. --- Health
 --- Yellow Fever Card Needed to Enter the country --- Health
 --- Air Conditioning in Cars --- Home
 --- Air Conditioning in Home --- Home
 --- Carpeting in Cold countries --- Home
 --- Charcoal used for cooking --- Home
 --- Coal used for heating --- Home
 --- Cooking by fire inside on a table with dirt or gravel in the bottom of the table. --- Home
 --- Cooking by fire inside on floor in center of hut --- Home
 --- Cooking by fire outside --- Home
 --- Easier to cook with propane than with wood --- Home
 --- Electricity stolen by bypassing the meter. Meters installed inside concrete. --- Home
 --- Fans - Center Fans in the Middle or room --- Home
 --- Gas lines to houses. --- Home
 --- Gas or propane delivered by small tanks. --- Home
 --- Gas or propane delivered by truck that emits a large sound and they come out to pick up. --- Home
 --- Laundry dried on roof for safety also of not being stolen. --- Home
 --- Mirrors --- Home
 --- Mirrors missing. --- Home
 --- Mosquito Nets --- Home
 --- No dryers to dry clothes. --- Home
 --- Squat toilets --- Home
 --- Squatting laws on home ownership --- Home
 --- Steal electricity --- Home
 --- Transition from wood to propane cooking --- Home
 --- Wash clothes by hand or machine --- Home
 --- Dubbed English --- Language
 --- Language is written --- Language
 --- Language separated class of people --- Language
 --- Sub-titles for movies --- Language
 --- Capital punishment for small crimes --- Law
 --- Democracy levels of are gaone --- Law
 --- developed countries laws and constitution change a lot --- Law
 --- Drinking in the streets allowed. --- Law
 --- Individual liberty --- Dave Weston --- Law
 --- Military and police are the same --- Law
 --- Regulation of violence --- Law
 --- respect for laws --- Dave Weston --- Law
 --- Right to property --- Dave Weston --- Law
 --- Sense of justice or fair play. --- Law
 --- Street lights or Signals are respected --- Law
 --- Usury laws --- Law
 --- Zoning laws --- Law
 --- Animal Grazing --- Livelyhood
 --- Basket carrying --- Livelyhood
 --- Baskets on heads --- Livelyhood
 --- Coastal traders --- Livelyhood
 --- Expect to be taken care of. That somehow they are poor, and deprived. Universal in lower people. --- Livelyhood
 --- Factories in the country and not the cities. --- Livelyhood
 --- Farm produces and sell their own goods --- Livelyhood
 --- Fishing for food on daily basis. --- Livelyhood
 --- Forager --- Livelyhood
 --- Gender - Obvious women do the work - Female - Male --- Livelyhood
 --- Men consider work a womans duty, and they sit around --- Livelyhood
 --- Nomadic herders --- Livelyhood
 --- Pastures and herders --- Livelyhood
 --- Subsistence farming on the side of mountains. --- Livelyhood
 --- Generational grouping of same families. No real intermarrying with outside --- Marriage
 --- Monogamy --- Marriage
 --- They will not allow you to date or marry their members --- Marriage
 --- Business is conducted in local money for small transactions, but for serious business all is done in U.S. Dollars. --- Money
 --- Checking accounts --- Money
 --- Credit cards --- Money
 --- Devalued money or worries of this. --- Money
 --- Going to bank daily for change. --- Money
 --- Machines to checks to make sure money is not counterfeit. --- Money
 --- Money in thousands and not 100s --- Money
 --- Negotiation is needed or you need to barter, haggle for purchase of small items or all. --- Money
 --- No accumulation of wealth --- Money
 --- No credit --- Money
 --- Paper Money is in millions --- Money
 --- Pay by credit card on internet --- Money
 --- Paypal.com is available --- Money
 --- People all have checkbooks --- Money
 --- The rich in this country always deposit money outside of country --- Money
 --- You have seen Counterfeit money in this country. --- Money
 --- Dog excrement or signs to pick up drop droppings. --- Neighborhood
 --- Mowing lawns or lawn mowers --- Neighborhood
 --- No TV or Satellite dishes on roofs --- Neighborhood
 --- Noise --- Neighborhood
 --- Parks and small neighborhood parks exist. --- Neighborhood
 --- Pigs and chickens roam around. --- Neighborhood
 --- Pissing in the street --- Neighborhood
 --- Religion is extremely prevalent --- Neighborhood
 --- Watering or spraying water on road, sand, or dirt in front of house --- Neighborhood
 --- Satellite On roofs --- Neighborhood
 --- Sitting in front of home is common and part or entertertainment at night. --- Neighborhood
 --- Television Antennes on home --- Neighborhood
 --- Tourist Bubble --- Neighborhood
 --- Trees in median between sidewalk and street --- Neighborhood
 --- Weapons are common --- Neighborhood
 --- Wires are hung in orderly manner --- Neighborhood
 --- Start becoming jaded on religion --- People Thinking
 --- There is no abilty to judge time. --- Time
 --- The internet cafe opens late --- Time
 --- Appointments never show or work correctly. --- Time
 --- Everyone is wearing a watch --- Time
 --- The cell telephone is the watch for this country. --- Time
 --- Alarm clocks are in the home of people. --- Time
 --- No pumps --- Tools
 --- on ramps off ramps --- Transportation
 --- Tools are power and not hand. --- Tools
 --- Tractors --- Tools
 --- Automobile Inspection needed to receive license plates --- Transportation
 --- Car Insurance required to have license plates for cars --- Transportation
 --- Car Tires wheels on donkey carts or horse carts. --- Transportation
 --- Cars drive with no worries of the lane or traffic --- Transportation
 --- Electric or Gas Air Compressors for Bike or Motorcycle Tires --- Transportation
 --- Every car honks the horn on car many times per minute --- Transportation
 --- Motor bikes are in the country --- Transportation
 --- Number are on the homes --- Transportation
 --- Park on street at night --- Transportation
 --- Parking on street --- Transportation
 --- People ride on top of large trucks for tranportation --- Transportation
 --- Roads to tourist places bad, normal roads are good. --- Transportation
 --- Stop cars in middle of street --- Transportation
 --- Taxi Meters --- Transportation
 --- Taxis - There are more taxis than normal cars --- Transportation
 --- Taxis have set fees at airport so people do not get ripped off --- Transportation
 --- Taxis run from Landmark to Landmark because they drivers cannot read --- Transportation
 --- Tire locks --- Transportation
 --- Wood Wheels on Carts --- Transportation
 --- Absolute thinking / not on continuum --- Tribal
 --- Primitive --- Tribal
 --- Sweeping raids on neighbor tribes or groups to kill. --- Tribal
 --- They ask you from which tribe you are from?  --- Tribal
 --- Very ritualistic meetings of these people, customs need to be followed --- Tribal
 --- High visa fees to enter the country --- Visa
 --- Immigration or emigration into the country is normal. --- Visa
 --- Immigration or emigration out of the country is normal --- Visa
 --- Able to travel to other countries. --- Visas
 --- Centralized collection areas for waterno --- Water
 --- Drink the water from the tap. --- Water
 --- People need to live next to water so live next to stream, mountain, or lake. --- Water
 --- Village only has access by water. --- Water
 --- Water carried from central supply --- Water
 --- Water is free --- Water
 --- Water is only distributed at certain times of day --- Water
 --- Water is paid for at centralized collection area --- Water
 --- Water is sold to public in small plastic bags --- Water
 --- Water Towers --- Water
 --- 2 percent have most of the wealth ---
 --- 2 wheeled cart ramps to assist cart ---
 --- 2 Wheeled carts ---
 --- Newspapers are not free. ---
 --- Religion says you cannot buy house on credit ---
 --- Value Dimensions ---
 --- Value Orientations ---
 --- Use of Pickers for protection from theft ---
 --- Street signs only in Tourist Areas ---
 --- Streets - Only way to discover is to read business signs ---
 --- No spitting signs --- Habits and Customs
 --- Sweep in front of business or home constantly ---
 --- Broom in business to keep the front clean ---
 --- Shoulder board to carry two pots or basket like seesaw --- Tools
 --- Only hand powered tools --- Tools
 --- No fittted sheets --- Home
 --- Only top sheet used --- Home
 --- No sheets used --- Home
 --- Police Brutality on Local TV --- Press
 --- Boys sleeping in the reception area of businesses ---
 --- Labor so cheap you can have people stand and watch things. They have people in many countries watch you car as it is parked. ---
 --- Joggers --- Health
 --- Health Clubs --- Health
 --- Vitamins are Cheap --- Health
 --- Vegetarian is common --- Health
 --- Social Hellos - The stage where people start to say hello and goodbye ---
 --- Cars do not stop - When you are walking on sidewalk they will not stop in the alleys for you to cross. ---
 --- The owners of stores will stop you from buying bread that is bad - Barbados --- Food
 --- Large Grocery stores exist in older parts of cities --- Food
 --- Brownouts - Lights --- Lighting
 --- Street are Lighted at night --- Lighting
 --- 100 Watt bulbs are hard to find --- Lighting

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