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ZERO comparison with early 1900s

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Dec 6, 2017 at 03:42

It's obvious that Europe has a great problem with immigration. Only slightly less obvious, is the cause: The poorest region of the world, namely, Sub-Saharan Africa, has an incredibly high fertility rate. In fact, this is practically the only region of the world that is actually GAINING population.

https://i.imgur.com/37jMMUa.png

Europe, on the other hand, along with Russia and China, are LOSING population. This is a classic case of Le Chatelier's principle:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Chatelier%27s_principle

The author goes beyond these basics, asserting,

"Nationalist parties now have a toehold everywhere from Italy to Finland, raising fears the continent is backpedaling toward the kinds of policies that led to catastrophe in the first half of the 20th century."

There is no connection between what is happening now in Europe, and what happened there in the early 1900s. Note:

1. In the early 1900s, fertility rates in Europe, especially in Germany, were high -- the reverse of today:

http://i.imgur.com/jhyvMWX.png

2. In the early 1900s, Islam was in decline, also the reverse of today. It was driven back by Christian countries in the Balkans, in Africa and in Asia.

No comparison. Zippo. Nada.

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