Since we have terms like "3rd world countries" that applies to countries with severe poverty, high crime, high violence and just an oppressive place in general, imagine if there was such classification terms like "3rd world cities" or "3rd world states" applying to US cities and states.
Now if I would to consider any US cities as 3rd world cities, it would be Oakland (California), Chicago and Detroit. For 3rd world US states, it would be California, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee.
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The 3 world system is outdated.0