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24/11/02 GERMANY: Under Control? "There are at least three more people in the world now than there were when you began reading this sentence." There are more than 6 billion human beings on Earth. Every second five people are born and two people die. At this rate, the world population is doubling every 40 years. This would increase the numbers to be severely high. However, the U.N. (United Nations) predicts that population growth rates will decline over several coming decades. On the other hand, if not, then it is envisioned that the number of people anticipated to be added to the world's population in the next 50 years will be almost as large as the number added in the last 50 years. ...read more.


The population of Germans has been in decay since 1972 in the west and since 1969 in the east because the number of births has not kept pace with the number of deaths. This was before the time period known as the "baby boom", in which both Germanys were motivated by increased economic wealth and a keen sense of security. From that time, family size decreased from 3 people, 1950, to 2.3 in 1990. Marriage rates had reduced, while divorce rates have surged or stayed stable at high rates. In the late 1980s, almost one-third of all marriages ended in divorce. The infant mortality rates steadily deteriorated, while life expectancy had risen, although a bit more slowly in Eastern Germany. ...read more.


Their position in population control is nowhere near the countries of Bangladesh, or Africa, but close to Australia and North America. This is because Bangladesh and Africa are countries where the population density is very high, while in Australia or North America, the population density is rather low, since the environment is more controlled. If the countries of the world don't try to decrease or increase how much they need to, the world would collapse. For some countries, the problem may be not enough resources for the large population. For others, it may be too many resources, not enough people to buy them. Nonetheless, if Germany doesn't stop this long-term dilemma on their hands before it arrives, it may be worse than even overpopulation. ...read more.

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