Mother Russia is FUCKED!!!

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    People will say it's wishful thinking because I hate the land of my ancestors, but it's the truth. Like all communist dytopia's reproduction rates ALWAYS drop as the quality of life and the amount the government takes from you drops. Every year Russia drops in population. The piece I quote below was from 2006 when the population was 142 mil now it's in the 130 mil.

    What are the issues:
    Russia Is Toast - Business Insider
    (1) Abortion rate OUT-PACES birth rate
    (2) Death rate FAR FAR out-paces birth rate
    (3) One third of Russia villages have been deserted. Not good, since these used to be hubs of population growth
    (4) Depopulation is killing GDP
    (5) The business environment sucks. Russian tycoons are fleeing in droves. Who will the government steal from then? The "other" people, which will provide more incentive to NOT reproduce!
    (6) The Opposition, who desire a better Russia, go to jail or are killed. Politic repression aka Soviet Style creates a bad environment to raise a large family!
    (7) 50% of exports are energy based! Good when prices are HIGH, bad when prices are low. Sustainable for the future success. Not a chance!

    Read more: Russia Is Toast - Business Insider




     
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    Total Population by Country, 1950, 2000, 2015, 2025, 2050 (Medium-Fertility Variant)

    2000 - 145 mil
    2012 - Under 140M
    2015 - 133M
    2025 - 125M
    2050 - 100M

    The 2050 drop isn't absolute because things could turn that around, but the 2015 and 2025 are near certain, since what has happened the last 20 years going to take time to reverse, even if that reversal took place today.

    It's doesn't appear to get any better. There ecomony is built on energy commodities that goes through to many booms and busts to create stability that encourages reproduction. The government is taking steps backwards toward Soviet style rule. The mafia is so repressive it creates disincentive. Abortion and AIDS high. Bad winters, poor healthcare. Very inhospitible to immigrants (both in the native reaction to them and the lack of economic incentive for them to come)!

    Expect it to continue!
     

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