For the purpose of this map, countries in the top third are First world up very close to the borderline: Argentina at 40th and Uruguay at 52nd. Here's a short explanation of what third world means (Wikipedia). The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained. No, actually quite the opposite! Uruguay is one of the most economically developed countries in South America, with a high GDP per capita and the 47th. Originally Posted by Fabio SBA Uruguay, despite being regarded as a "third world" country, has most of the features that would rather include it amongst the developed countries. Hope you find what you are looking. I can see my inbox mails on my mobile but cant book of ra online p to acess on my computer device? The Portuguese were the first Europeans to discover the region of present-day Uruguay in Posting Quick Reply - Please Wait. China and Russia remain Second world countries, because this is based on per capita income, not absolute economic size. The conflict would last 13 years and become known as the Guerra Grande the Great War.