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But this does not say much. After all, these countries also score higher than some of their Western counterparts. What the aforementioned patterns emerging out of the six post-1948 types of political behaviors suggest is that economic indices and differences among them notwithstanding, countries of 30 Comparing Apples and Mangoes South America, Asia, and Africa, like tropical fruits, share a conceptual unity or common property in political terms. Relying, thus, on the third dimension of the fruit analogy, the study cataloges and conceptualizes this common property.
43 In the second quote the unity, as a pattern, is reafﬁrmed by the fact that, however “different” they may be from each other, African, Asian, and South American countries face civil wars and conﬂicts that are presumably not faced by North American and Western European countries. A study, which attempts to disaggregate the Third World by classifying its component states into ﬁve categories based on their economic performance, provides even more support for this conceptual unity. Countries are classiﬁed in order of performance: (A) the newly industrialized countries, (B) the surplus oil exporters, (C) the countries enjoying economic over population growth, (D) the countries whose economic growth equals population growth, and (E) the countries that have negative economic growth.
41 Another study, which calls “into question the analytic relevance . . ”42 In both quotes, despite the repudiation of the term “Third World” on scientiﬁc and analytic grounds and the implicit reliance on regionalism and economic and cultural speciﬁcities, the presumably nonexistent analytical and conceptual unity of Africa, Asia, and South America persistently proclaims its existence with a vengeance on political grounds. In the ﬁrst quote such unity (similarity) is conﬁrmed by the fact that “all twenty-six countries .