(February 22, 1974)
Chairman Mao Zedong (hereinafter referred to as Mao): We hope the
Third World will unite. The Third World has a large
President Kenneth David Kaunda (hereinafter referred to as Kaunda):
Mao: Who belongs to the First World?
Kaunda: I think it ought to be the world of exploiters and
Mao: And the Second World?
Kaunda: Those who have become revisionists.
Mao: I hold that the U.S. and the Soviet Union belong to the
First World. The middle elements, such as Japan, Europe, Australia
and Canada, belong to the Second World. We are the Third World.
Kaunda: I agree with your analysis, Mr. Chairman.
Mao: The U.S. and the Soviet Union have a lot of atomic bombs,
and they are richer. Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada, of the
Second World, do not possess so many atomic bombs and are not so
rich as the First World, but richer than the Third World. What do
you think of this explanation?
Kaunda: Mr. Chairman, your analysis is very pertinent and
Mao: We can discuss it.
Kaunda: I think we can reach agreement without discussion,
because I believe this analysis is already very pertinent.
Mao: The Third World is very populous.
Kaunda: Precisely so.
Mao: All Asian countries, except Japan, belong to the Third
World. All of Africa and also Latin America belong to the Third