China, India, Mexico 1. Economies have not yet reached first world status but have, in a macroeconomic sense, outpaced their developing counterparts. 2. Nations undergoing rapid economic growth (usually export-oriented); 3. ongoing industrialization; 4. Increased social freedoms and civil rights. 5. Strong Political Leaders 6. A switch from agricultural to industrial economies, especially in the manufacturing sector. 7. An increasingly open-market economy, allowing free trade with other nations in the world. 8. Large national corporations operating in several continents. 9. Strong capital investment from foreign countries. 10. Political leadership in their area of influence.