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Niall Ferguson: China's Demographics Spell Decline Not Domination

American mortality is up while fertility and immigration are down. Unlike China’s baby bust, however, at least one of these is fixable. Demography isn’t destiny. If population size was history’s major determinant, China might have conquered Europe in the 15th century, and Britain certainly would not have conquered India in the 18th.

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Posted: August 14, 2022 Sunday 03:00 AM