(noun) “[I]n-between nations, not powerful enough to dictate policy but acting as a major source of raw materials and an expanding middle class marketplace” (OpenStax College 2012).
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- Contrasted to peripheral nations.
OpenStax College. 2012. Global Stratification and Classification. Connexions, May 14, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42847/1.2/).