Want your family to live forever? Pick the right country!
Central Asia and Afghanistan, Cross-regional and Blogosphere, Culture and History, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan2 Comments
Esquire-Russian analyzed UN’s World Population Prospects (2010 revision) and The Economist data and came up with a map that shows a forecast of the extinction of various nations based on the so-called net replacement rate – the average number of girls, delivered by an average woman in a lifetime in a particular country and survived until the end of the reproductive period at these levels.
According to the map, countries which has less than millennium to exist are marked in brown. “Light browned” nations will live in the 3000-3299 years period. “Milky” identifies those who live from 3300 to 3999 years more. “Orange” countries will exist from 4000 to 9999, and those countries colored in “gray” will live for 10,000 or more.
All green countries on the map are the luckiest — they will never disappear, the “immortals.”
Top 10 countries doomed to the earliest extinction:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Top 10 countries that will exist the longest (except for the “immortals”):
GOOD NEWS FOR CENTRAL ASIANS: All five nations of the region will exist forever! Ya-ba-da-ba-doooo!
On this note, I wonder how satisfied the leaders of this countries are imagining their grand-grand-grand[x1 bazillion] kids remembering the very first years of independence of their countries. An admiring those who are an object of fun for their now-surreal “…stan’s independence will last forever!” :)
Check out the map to find out if your migration-choice country is right for the next generations of your family!