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Developed and developing are two crude categories to use when describing the differences
between countries. However, this approach is no longer as useful as it once was for the following
reasons:
· The distribution of people living in poverty and of elite groups has become more complex in
an era of globalisation.
· A large number of countries that were previously seen as poor have become relatively
wealthy, in terms of nation income. These middle income countries include Brazil, Argentina, Malaysia
and China
· There are rich and middle class elites now present in a number of cities in middle income
countries further complicating the picture
· The word `developed' suggests that the process has finished and that the country has
reached the pinnacle of civilisation
· Geographers tend use More Economically Developed Country (MEDC) and Less Economically
Developed Country (LEDC) as this focuses only on the economy of a country and doesn't suggest that
a society is more or less developed.
· The Brandt equator was used to divide the world into `Rich North' (MEDCs) and `Poor South'
(LEDCs)
· The difference in levels of economic and social well-being between the richest and the
poorest is called the development gap.

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