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the North-South divide

noun [S] uk   /ˌnɔːθˌsaʊθ.dɪˈvaɪd/ us    /ˌnɔːrθ-/
the difference in wealth between the rich countries of the world in the North and the poor countries in the South in the UK, the difference in conditions, especially economic, between the poorer areas in the north and the richer areas in the south of the country
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