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Newly industrialized countries

The category of newly industrializing countries (NICs) is a social/economic classification status applied to several countries around the world by political scientists and economists.

NICs are countries that are not quite yet at the status of a full-fledged capitalist liberal democracy, but still more advanced than countries in the third world or in the category of least developed countries.

NICs usually share some common features, including:

NICs often receive lots of support from non-governmental organizations like the WTO, and other internal support bodies.

Some examples of NICs include India, Mexico, and South Africa.