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Unformatted text preview: It includes a carving up of the world into unequal economic zones with the wealthier zones exploiting the poorer zones. B. The Three Zones of the World System are: 1. The Core Core countries are the most advanced industrial countries and control most of the wealth in the world economy (Appelbaum & Chambliss, 1997:174). 2. The Periphery The periphery consists of low-income, largely agricultural, countries. Core countries manipulate it for the economic advantage of the core. 3. The Semiperiphery The Semiperiphery refers to countries that occupy an intermediate position in the world economy. They extract profit from the periphery and are simultaneously exploited by the core. The existence of the middle (the semiperiphery) is critical, because poor countries can hope to advance at least to this stage. With the possibility of advancement within the world system, revolutionary tendencies are mitigated....
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