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Global North/South Divide (Brandt Line)



The Brandt Line (an imaginary line) is a concept that categorizes the world into richer countries mainly in the Northern Hemisphere and poorer countries mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, highlighting global economic disparities.

“Global North” (wealthier communities) and a “Global South (poorer communities) exist both within and among nations.

The line is based on the “North-South: A Programme for Survival”, a report addressing the problems of international inequality