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Why Are Americans Jumping Ship

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The question needs to be asked why are Americans jumping ship and leaving California, New York and other cities in the United States for new locations? 

This is internal migration within the United States of America, not migration to other nations, particularly the English-speaking world and Europe. 

People migrated due to better economic prosperity or an escape from persecution immigration to the United States since the 17th century experienced waves of immigration from war-torn Europe, particularly the English exporting its religious extremists to the North American continent. 

People also tend to move locations due to economic prosperity and the perception of a better future, an example of this is the gold rush of the late 19th century to California. 

Now America is experiencing a new rate of internal migration, with over 600,000 people leaving the state of California and New York in 2022.

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Americans Jumping Ship to New Locations

In recent years 88 United States cities with a population of over 250,000 of these, 77 of these have experienced a shrinkage of the population or a slowdown in growth due to the mass exodus from American cities, which is having companies desperately trying to hold onto talent found within cities. 

Cities are economic powerhouses where traditional manufacturing exists, and greater access to Labour can be harnessed within one location. 

If we look back to the 19th century, 80% of people lived on farmland and sustained themselves through agriculture, and today people working in agriculture in developed countries hover around 4% of their population. 

With 77 of the 88 cities having low productivity or a loss of population, the United States may be experiencing 87.5% of United States cities in serious trouble in coming years. 

The reason why there may be trouble is without a young population that is paying taxes and keeping the local economy running, the local legislators and governments of the cities and states, depending on how internal taxation works within the United States, the cities and government benefits will no longer be sustainable in the long-term. 

Without taxation, there can be no government programs or benefits because, without taxation, there must be services that keep modern cities running.

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The 2008 Credit Crisis

In the year 2000, the trend for people to move away from cities began with bankers lending to People who would not traditionally be able to afford mortgages to buy houses in the suburbs. 

The moment these mortgage interest rates went up meant that certain people never paid back their mortgages, triggering the 2007 housing crisis, which collapsed the global economy in 2008. 

During the 2008 credit crunch, banks lost over US$1 trillion in bank loans and toxic assets; between 2007 and 2009, people were kicked out and forced to leave their properties where they were forced to move back in with their parents, moving to apartments or alternative living arrangements like being homeless. 

After the 2008 credit crunch and collapse of the US housing market in 2007, cities began to grow again due to a lack of options or options being taken away so that people could no longer live in the suburb. 

Due to this devastating event and lack of access to credit, the millennial generation put off raising families and made more significant focus on their careers. 

However, according to geopolitical analyst and political analyst Peter Zeihan, the millennial generation is the most underqualified in United States history. 

This levies the underskilled workforce the USA need to run its economies, and by the time the next generation is ready, it will be in the 2040s in terms of overall skills in years the millennials have at least lost half a decade. 

From 2021 to 2022, the United States experienced a decline in city populations of 0.95%; this is the first time in recent American history that its cities have experienced a population decline.

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The Loss of Population in American States

With Americans jumping ship of its 50 states, these are the divided territories of the United States governed by each state under the leadership of the central government led by Washington DC in the office of the president of the United States of America. 

Of these 50 states in 2022, California, New York, and Louisiana experienced the most population loss from their states of population. 

In 2022, California lost 343,000 of its current population, 39.2 million, to internal migration within the United States of America. 

New York lost 300,000 of its current population of around 19.8 million, and Louisiana lost 46,600 people, with its overall population of approximately 4.6 million, to internal migration within the USA. 

The trend of people leaving these three states began in 2020 with American citizens trying to escape large cities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, which some individuals saw as draconian and infringing on American liberties. 

For People who are not American, it is essential to remember the context of the founding of the United States in rebellion against its whole nation Great Britain starting in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 until 1783, with the United States declaring its independence in 1776. 

With this history, the United States population is naturally in certain areas of its people, and political culture is antic central government authority because it was a central authority which the founding fathers and the 13 colonies rebelled against in 1775. 

A further example of Americans being firmly against the central government’s power is during the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 when the southern states rebelled against the US federal government based in Washington over the divide between state and federal government’s rights. 

Another interesting fact to highlight about this event is that American politics allows large-scale disputes, at least on paper, to be resolved through an armed conflict like the Civil War rather than have issues resolved peacefully. 

This is baked into the American political culture that these kinds of conflicts can be resolved at the point of a bayonet. 

It’s also important to highlight that the New York state area of New Jersey lost 64,200 people to migration in 2022, and Connecticut lost 13,500 to migration. 

The fall in these populations can be linked to the financial services that dominate these states’ economies, and with people not moving back to big cities having experienced the countryside or urban areas, it is seeing the wealth transfer out of major cities. 

This can be further seen in Massachusetts, which lost 57,000 residents in 2022 to internal migration. 

Losses of these populations in New York and Massachusetts could be a precursor of economic depression in the Northwest of the United States, with the New York economy making 8% of the total USA GDP and Massachusetts making up 3% of GDP. 

This means these two states are worth 10% of the American GDP. The continuing population loss will lead to lower tax revenues, many cities cannot run their public services, and the local economy will collapse if this trend is not reversed. 

There is a strong correlation between people leaving states with big cities, with Illinois losing 141,600 and Pennsylvania 40,000 people to migration within the United States. 

Also, eight out of the ten largest cities in the United States have recently lost some of their population; these states which are losing people to internal migration are New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Houston, San Diego, Dallas, Chicago and San Jose.

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Demographics USA: Autoworkers Strike

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If any kids require boards for any school projects, visiting your local auto works supply store may be beneficial due to over 140,000 members going on strike.

With a strike looming, let’s break down the economic and political consequences.

Automotive workers strike even if short lives manufacturing sector in the USA potentially be hurdling into a recession, which could trigger other sectors in the economy due to the dangers of populist panicking.

Union strikes in America are part of a bigger national sea change and political realignment throughout American politics, which has happened repeatedly throughout American history.

There are a few historical examples of this change taking place; the first one is most likely the most common is the change in the 1930s of African Americans switching from Republicans to Democrats.

Historically, for nearly 70 years, African Americans strongly supported the Republicans due to the Republicans advocating and fighting for African Americans’ civil liberties and freedoms and ending slavery.

One of the Republican’s most famous presidents, Abraham Lincoln, fought a civil war with the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865 and with the Democratic party leading the Confederacy and supporting the institution of slavery and segregation.

What is happening in America at the moment is another sea change of political culture, and that is why the leading political factions within the United States are changing sides and political parties, with the labour unions and other political forces moving from Democrat to Republican or from Republican to Democrat.

Recently, in American political life, big business has traditionally been a big supporter of Republicans.

That support has moved towards the Democratic party, with the Republicans becoming a better fit for middle America and the working classes.

One reason for this change is due to the presidency of Bill Clinton from 1992 to 2001, when the Clinton administration passed legislation that was not supportive of trade unions and the working classes within the USA. This is a critical factor for why union voters are now up for grabs.

With the bulk of the Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 now retiring this decade and most likely dying by 2040, it will leave significant gaps in the current American labour market.

The Boomer generation is the largest in the United States. Any nation that went through the baby boom at the end of World War II in 1945 also had the largest generation born in human history.

For the USA, the most recent generation, the Zoomer generation or Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2010, is the smallest generation in the United States.

This means that the price of labour will rise and become more politically significant in American politics.

Whichever political party can gain the union’s favour will reap the benefits of a boost in overall influence.

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Why the 21st Century Will Be Another American Century

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According to a Pew Research Centre survey conducted in 2022, there has been and continues to be a growing trend among Americans (47% vs. 19%).

Roughly a third of U.S. adults (32%) say their nation’s influence on the global stage has stayed about the same.

The growing trend and belief that the decline of American power is a cultural and economic issue internal to the United States and other Western powers due to deindustrialisation.

The American system of world power is not dying.

The American government either deliberately or unintentionally bought its alliance at the end of World War II (1945) to win the Cold War (1945 to 1989) by sacrificing the working classes inside the United States and in developed Nations in the Global North.

The biggest reason for losing faith in the Western world is that the nature of work is changing from an industrial and brawn economy to an intellectual, design and brainpower economy, leaving people behind.

Since the end of World War II, the world has become more prosperous, and more people have been brought out of extreme poverty.

This brings the discussion of China and Russia being active opponents of the economic global system developed by the United States in the post-World War II period.

These two nations, mainly China, will not be the world’s next superpower in the 21st century; it will be another American century because China became prosperous due to the American system and geographic limitations of Russia and China.

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Winning Allies

How did the Americans win friends and influence people to buy into globalisation led by the United States at the end of World War II? There are three main reasons for American success and why this success still applies to American power in the 21st century.

The United States of America unlike every other nation that had industrialised and had great power status before and after 1945, the USA did not have any significant enemies.

In contrast, the English, French, Germans, Polish, Russian and many others worldwide had historical enemies going back centuries, if not thousands of years. For example, the Vietnamese and the Chinese have been enemies for at least 2000 years.

The British and the French had been at each other’s throats since before the Norman conquest in 1066 to 1815 with Napoleon Bonaparte’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

The United States has only had three enemies historically. The first enemy was the USA’s old colonial masters, the British, which Americans fought a long war from 1775 to 1783 to win their independence, and the Brits also burnt down the White House in the War of 1812.

To the Americans, the British were more of a psychological enemy born out of the trauma of the War of Independence, with the famous Confederate general Robert E. Lee spending the first part of his career building American defences against a possible British invasion.

The next enemy of the United States was the Mexicans, which the Americans thought a brief war between 1845 and 1848 called the Mexican-American War, in which America took half of the Mexican’s lands.

The final and, in some ways, a continuous enemy of the United States and the only nation that realistically threatened the very existence of America was the Russians.

The Americans were fighting a Cold War from 1945 to 1989, with the Russians threatening America with nuclear annihilation.

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American History

With this brief overview of American history and, to a lesser extent, global history, the United States in 1945 had only existed from 1776 with the Declaration of Independence or 1789 with the ratification and implementation of the American Constitution, depending upon your view of the American start date as a nation.

America in 1945 was at most 169 years old.

This meant that with the United States dominating the whole of the northern hemisphere and having no bad blood with nations of Europe and around the globe, the United States was in the perfect position to be a guarantor of global peace and prosperity.

At the end of World War II, the world was in ruins.

The United States is facing another potential World War against the Soviet Union to fight the Russians and to expand the American spirit’s influence.

The USA came up with a novel solution that was truly unique in human history, which was corporations, specialisation, and globalisation to build a global economy.

The Soviet Union and its successor, the Russian Federation, could not and still cannot beat the USA due to the Russian society, particularly its government class, using the outdated view of economics and imperialism to build power and influence.

The global economy was born in 1945, and with it, the American peace in Europe that had not existed since the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476.

The reason for so many European wars since the 16th century was their view of economics that the only way a nation can become wealthy is by another country losing.

They viewed economics as a zero-sum game of the only winners and losers.

Therefore, their view of economics was that Imperial centres would go out into the world, build their empires, and trade predominantly within the Imperial territories.

This meant no nation traded significantly with others, and no specialisation existed.

Before 1945, if a country had no access to raw materials such as coal and steel, that nation would not industrialise.

What the Americans did by guaranteeing global security of global shipping lanes was that all countries that were part of the American-led security system could industrialise without fear of invasion or the loss of access to materials.

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Globalisation and the Wealth of Nations

Globalisation as we know it comes from specialisation, which Leads to Economies of Scale.

The economies of scale mean that the more time individuals focus on one particular task, the more they become specialised and more effective in performing those tasks.

The Economist and philosopher Adam Smith, the author of The Wealth of Nations, first published in 1776, used the example of the production of a pin.

Smith advocated that each part of the production chain should focus purely on the specialisation.

The miners concentrate on the mining, and the People working on the manufacturing, transportation and other services and skills that go into producing one item focus on that part of the supply chain.

A great example of a modern supply chain is one vehicle comprising 21,000 specialised components from different global supply chains.

If one part is unavailable nationally, that vehicle won’t run.1945, the USA created a global marketplace for its allies and enemies.

For example, the Chinese Communist Party opened its economy after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, and Deng Xiaoping came to power in 1978.The rise of China was only possible with the creation of globalisation and specialisation.

What the Western economies, including the USA, did was to deindustrialise their economies, focus on design technology and be active in the more value-added sectors of the economy, according to the analyst and writer Peter Zeihan.

Countries like South Korea, Japan and China were able to enter the global economy due to wealthy nations seeing their young populations as cheap labour as a means to produce cheap manufacturing goods around the globe.

The classic example of Japan was that they became rich and then transformed their economies using manufacturing to become consumer-led economies and economies that focus more on the higher value aspect of global supply chains.

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China is Getting Old

Unfortunately for China, they are becoming old before they can get rich.

China, like Japan, faces the same issue: an ageing population due to the improvement of their economies, eugenic policies in China with the one-child policy created in 1980 and social factors that have led to the collapse and growth of the population.

For the Japanese, the issue was partly caused by the 1973 oil crisis in the 1970s, the last time Japan had a stable birthrate of 2.1 due to instability that led to couples deciding not to have children and putting off parenthood.

For the Chinese, the Chinese Communist Party implemented the one-child policy due to fear of overpopulation.

For nations to have a healthy demographic, there needs to be more young than older people in the system. If a country has too many older people at the top of a democratic pyramid, it will collapse.

If that nation has not transitioned to a post-industrial society, there won’t be young people to work the hard manufacturing jobs. China has experienced fantastic household income growth over the last 40 years, mainly from 2001 to 2021.China’s citizens were estimated to hold just 9% of the world’s wealth.

That figure has now more than doubled, while median wealth in the country has skyrocketed from $3,111 to $26,752 between 2000 and 2021.Comparison In Japan, the average household net wealth is estimated at USD 294,735, lower than the OECD average of USD 323,960.

When looking at statistics, China is getting old before it can get rich, which means its economy won’t survive without industrialisation or access to the globalised economy.

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Why the USA will still be Number One

The reasons why the United States of America will emerge as the great power of the 21st century and why this century will be another American was due to the mistakes and geographical limitations of America’s opponents in the form of Communist China, Soviet Russia and its successor Russian Federation.

Against the Chinese, all the Americans have to do is cut off access to American technical skills, which the Biden administration is already doing, and wait for the Chinese to die of old age.

For the Russian Federation, the last time the Russians had a population boom was during the Soviet period before the collapse of the USSR in 1991.

The Russians are geographically limited to Eurasia and are blocked by American allies in the Baltic, Balkans, Black Sea and the Pacific.

Furthermore, the Russians operated on the old view of economics and empire; the nation must have Imperial territories and focus trading just within the Empire.

The Russians are also using the last of its generation, born in the 1990s, to fight the war in Ukraine.

The Chinese have not had children due to the one-child policy, and experiencing seven generations of industrialisation in one generation means they also experienced seven generations of demographic decline within one generation.

Unlike Great Britain, the first nation to industrialise and where the Industrial Revolution started in 1769, the United Kingdom experienced a slow population decline over seven generations.

When societies experience industrialisation, they move away from an agricultural economy with plenty of open space, and children are free labour on the farm.

When people start living in cities, children become an expensive burden in the short term, which naturally means people stop having children or have fewer.

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American Foreign Policy Since 1945

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The United States of America, with its founding in 1775 and winning the American Revolution or, more accurately, a British civil war which lasted until 1783 over the 19th 1781 with the surrender of General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered 7087 officers and 900 seamen hundred and 40 cannons 15 galleys a frigate and 30 transport vessels.

During the day of the surrender, General Cornwallis pleaded illness, and his second-in-command General Charles O’Hara carried Cornwallis’ sword to the American and French commanders.

As the British and Hessian troops marched out to surrender, the British bands played the song “The World Turned Upside Down.”

The war continued to be waged on the high seas, with the British having their true strength at sea due to being a primarily maritime power.

The final truce was made in the Treaty of Paris, beginning with negotiations in 1782 and then signing the treaty on 3 September 1783 when the Treaty of Paris was ratified.

Previous to this date and the surrender of Cornwallis in 1781, all fighting primarily had been concluded on the North American continent. In practical terms, the new American state had won the war but was now trying to win the peace.

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American Foreign Policy from 1783 Until 1945

After winning their independence, American foreign policy strongly aligned with France from 1783 until 1792, and there was hope in America that the French revolutionaries, with the storming of the Bastille in 1789, would lead to a constitutional government like the USA model.

Unfortunately, France descended into barbarism, and then the United States refused to support their ally in French Revolutionary Wars (1792 to 1803) and the Napoleonic Wars, named after Napoleon Bonaparte, who took power in 1799.

The Americans bet that the British Empire would ultimately win the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, which created an environment of mistrust between the French and the Americans until today.

From the point of view of the French, the Americans stabbed them in the back by not honouring their alliance with the nation that enabled the United States to exist in the first place.

British Empire won the Napoleonic wars due to the expansion of the British train network, and British finance enabled Great Britain to fund France’s enemies from 1792 until Napoleon’s defeat in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

This highlights American foreign policy through most of the late 18th until the early 20th century; being isolationist and not wishing to become involved in conflicts in Europe was very successful, barring the brief War of 1812 and the British burning down the White House.

The United States, as a nation in this time period, had a natural fear of the British even though this was an emotional response and made no logical sense that the British would attempt to conquer the newly independent United States.

The fear was propellant in the imagination of the American public.

It would continue until the ending of the American Civil War from 1861 until 1865, with Confederate General Robert E Lee, the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia and later commander-in-chief of the Confederate States of America.

He spent most of his career until the outbreak of war in 1861 as an engineer repairing and building defences in the case of a British invasion.

Another fear that America had was Mexico and its expansion into California and the southern United States, which helped to contribute to the Mexican-American War from 1846 until 1848.

American foreign policy is based on its interpretation of its historical history, an overarching fear of a British invasion, and not wishing to be entangled in European wars.

World War I from 1914 to 1918, with American intervention after the defeat of the Russian Empire in 1917, would bring America briefly out of its self-imposed isolation and lead to the creation of the League of Nations and then its successor, the United Nations, created in 1945.

After America’s brief involvement in the First World War for the next 20 years, America reverted to its historical norm of self-isolation up until December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the American bases in the Philippines and the destruction of the US fleet based in Pearl Harbor.

The involvement of the United States in two world wars galvanised political leaders in the Republican and Democratic parties to intervene and maintain a system of peace that has existed from 1945 until recent times.

However, the system is creaking with the rise of new powers such as India and China, threatening the USA’s position as the global hegemony.

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American Foreign Policy Since the End of World War II

During the closing years of the Second World War, from 1939 until 1945 or from 1941 to 1945 for the United States and Soviet Union, it was clear by international observers that the world was most likely heading towards another war that the United States and communist Russia would wage.

This, fortunately, does not materialise due to the detonation of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which makes traditional conflicts between great powers too costly due to the invention of nuclear weaponry.

This power imbalance between both nations would be resolved when the Soviet Union 1949 created their atomic bombs, thereby equalising the technological development between Russia and their archrival USA.

The United States, following World War II, created a network of alliances to contain the threat of the expansionist Soviet Union that stretched from central Europe to the Pacific Ocean and the containment of communist China after their victory in 1949, defeating the Chinese Nationalists that ran away to Taiwan creating a government in exile.

From 1945 until 1989 United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a Cold War and fought multiple proxy wars such as the Korean War from 1950 to 1953, the Vietnam War from 1955 until 1975, and the Afghan-Soviet war from 1979 until 1989.

These conflicts finally ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union due to financial pressure on internal rebellion in 1989, concluding the conflict between the Union of Soviet Republics and the United States of America.

American foreign, after 1945, aimed to make an alliance system with its allies to create an international environment where its supporters could freely trade in goods and services and where all nations had access to the resources to industrialise, with the USA securing global trade lanes.

The freedom of capital, the freedom of the global markets and the freedom of travel that enabled conditions to enable prosperity as we understand it in the 21st century.

Unfortunately, since George WH Bush was voted out of office in 1993 with the election of Bill Clinton to the White House, American presidents from 1993 until the present day have been increasingly isolationist and looking more inwardly.

Global prosperity was built upon the backs of European and American working classes due to the outsourcing of the extraction of mineral resources and other manufacturing jobs that were traditional working-class jobs.

What has occurred since the 1960s is the deindustrialisation of the West and the industrialisation of developing countries due to the West providing the capital and markets so that nations develop and trade their natural resources for money.

With industrialisation in the Global South, economies could go down a similar development path as the Western world or the Global North regarding economic development.

Through trade and international cooperation, securing an environment of peace enabled global prosperity in the late 20th and 21st centuries.

Before the American world order was created in 1945, the continent of Europe was the bloodiest continent on the planet, with it being a bloodbath of rival kingdoms than later states and countries since the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 475 A.D.

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The French Internal Demographic Blindspot

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Modern-day France as we can understand it today was founded upon these revolutionary principles Liberté, égalité, fraternité – Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: these words are regarded as the most famous slogan of the French Revolution.

Men and women are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the common good.

The French Revolution originates from the American Wars of Independence or revolutionary wars.

Still, it’s far more accurate to regard the American Revolution as an internal British civil war which saw the British people’s in North America going their own way.

The American Wars of Independence lasted from 1775 to 1783, leading to French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars from 1793 to 1815, with the French Revolution beginning during the storming of the Bastille in 1789.

Due to the legacy of the revolution and the politics of that period, people such as Norman, Aquitania, Corsicans, Britton and other ethnic groups within France were now legally and constitutionally only allowed to be identified as French.

This legacy has continued through five French republics, the restored Bourbon Monarchy and two empires which means the French government have a massive internal demographic blindspot regarding the French government meeting the needs of new ethnic groups.

Migration to France

In France, demographers classify all persons of foreign nationality born outside France as’ immigrants’. They exclude persons born abroad to French parents, such as the children of expatriates.

In 2018, there were 6.5 million immigrants living in France—9.7% of the total population (of 67 million). 4.1 million were foreign nationals, and 2.4 million, or 37%, had acquired French citizenship.

The composition of the immigrant population in France is changing.

The proportion of immigrants born in Spain or Italy who came to France long ago and are now old continuously falls.

Meanwhile, immigrants born in North Africa, who are younger and came more recently, now make up a considerable share of the immigrant population.

In 2018, 13% of immigrants in France were born in Algeria; 11.9% in Morocco; 9.2% in Portugal; 4.4% in Tunisia; 4.3% in Italy; 3.8% in Turkey; and 3.7% in Spain.

Half of France’s immigrants (50.3%) come from these seven countries. In 2018 52% of immigrants to France were women (provisional figures from advanced population estimates).

The problem with this data for France is that it doesn’t recognise its citizens as not being ethnically and culturally French. This means policies cannot be made to encourage integration and tackle institutional racism.

As Western nations become more ethnically diverse, it is the job of governments to decide whether or not their country can function as a multicultural society due to a significant difference between a humongous United nationality like the Japanese and South Koreans.

Or a divided society along ethnic lines like the old Austrian Hungarian Empire, which collapsed due to ethnic divisions.

When people migrate to new nations, for better or worse, they bring their cultures and political beliefs with them. This can enrich a society where the question must be asked whether they are winners or losers.

It’s incredibly unpopular and even possibly cruel to say some nations and civilisations are losers for various reasons such as geography, lack of political unity and religious divisions.

Again there is a reason why the only two legal systems that exist on this planet originate from two legal traditions: Roman law and the legacy of the Roman Empire. English common law was developed independently of Roman law and is the other major legal tradition.

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The Question of Integration and Birth Rates

Many nations in the Global North and the developed and developing world outside of Africa have birth rates like the United Kingdom, with over 50 years below replacement levels.

This meant nations like Britain had to bring immigration to maintain and expand their population.

Capitalism can only function if there are enough people at an adult working age and are far enough along the value-added chain.

The people at the height of their profession are usually aged between their early 40s and mid-50s.

These people invest most of their wages into investing in stock markets, which generates start-up capital and investments for entrepreneurial start-ups and keeps established businesses on the stock market with investing capital.

A stock is basically where an individual buys, for example, a stock in Tesla, which could be £100. In turn, the individual who purchased the stock may receive a dividend, a piece of Tesla’s profits being returned to the original investor.

The other outcome is that when the stock price goes up, the original investor will sell their stock, making a small profit from their initial investment.

Without enough people to invest, enough people to pay for the retirement of the elderly, capitalism and the way society has been constructed since the end of World War II in 1945 will no longer be possible.

The globe cannot rely on Africa and other nations with healthy demographics because supply the world young would run out because there are not enough people to go around, and that immigration does not solve the systemic internal problems of why people don’t have children.

Record numbers of women are reaching the age of 30 child-free, new official figures have shown. More than half (50.1%) of women in England and Wales born in 1990 were without a child when they turned 30 in 2020, the first generation to do so, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

People do not have children due to market shocks or couples never having their first child; for example, the Japanese demographics regarding having children collapsed due to the 1970s oil shock.

The Japanese also did not legalise the use of the contraceptive pill until the 1990s and birth rates continued to fall throughout the 1980s; this shows that it’s not just cultural reasons why people do not have children, but there is a structural problem within the economy.

It is an internal problem that cannot be solved by immigration because within a generation or two, the original immigrants would have died off, in their children would have integrated within the dominant culture of the society they are now living in.

This just compounds the decline of the global population regarding new births because of how societies are run and governments not being child friendly enough.

The population bomb will be imploding, and with it, the way modern societies are governed. We could be seen the return of authoritarianism if democratic leadership does not meet this new challenge the same they met with the challenge of communism and fascism in the 20th century.

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Sources for The French Internal Demographic Blindspot

The Guardian Record numbers of women reach 30 child-free in England and Wales link

Ined How many immigrants are there in France? link

Diplomatie Liberty, Equality, Fraternity link

Georgetown University Race: A Never-Ending Taboo in France link

Zeihan on Geopolitics France’s Demographic Blindspot: Racial Inequality || Peter Zeihan link

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