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Encyclopedia of the Third World
Encyclopedia of the Third World
Edited by George Thomas Kurian
Facts on File, 1978, pp

The anticolonial revolution has continued to add to the world's sovereign states a bewildering number of new ones on which general knowledge is, to put it mildly, limited. Accordingly, if there is justification for singling out a particular segment of the world for an encyclopedia of this nature, the Third World is a good choice. Here one will find essential information on geography, population, government, economy, and other matters. The editors have given a liberal answer to the question of who belongs to the Third World. All of Latin America is in. Both North and South Korea are in. Turkey is in; Yugoslavia is out.