I personally think its around 2nd world, except for England.
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Europe's a biggish place, culturally.
Scandinavia, low countries, germany, france are definitely 'first world'. Southern Europe is 'first world' = it's miles ahead of developing countries, but it's clearly not as wealthy as the north. Eastern Europe is probably considered developing, but it's developing fast and the standard of living is pretty good.
From an economic standpoint, U. S. GDP/person is 54000 as of 2014. In Canada we're at 50000. The United Kingdom is 46000. Germany is actually 48000 for instance, the Netherlands 52000. France is 43000. Sweden is 59000 - higher than U. S. Finland is same as Canada.
If you go to southern Europe, italy is 35000, spain 30000 for instance. Greece is now at 21000, so that's a big gap vs. Canada or the US. They're close to say south korea which is 28000 (greece wishes it was) Italy is on par with Japan, per capita
Countries like poland, slovakia, lithuania etc. are in the teens.
For what it's worth, Norway has been awash in oil money with a small population, and has a GDP/capital almost double the U. S.
From a military standpoint, it's the U. S., then everyone else by a mile. Global rankings of the top 10 militaries, in order, go: USA, Russia, China, India, UK, France, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Turkey.
So that gives you some idea as well.0