World Population Surpasses 8 Billion. Considering the changing balance of power in the world.

【World Population Surpasses 8 Billion!】

【What will happen to the earth now that it has a population of 8 billion?】


・World population reaches 8 billion on November 15.

・According to the UN, the population will be 9.7 billion by 2050 (10.4 billion in the 2080s)

・Improved medical care, water quality, and sanitation have reduced the spread of disease and increased human life expectancy around the world. Fertilizers and irrigation have increased crop production, and in many countries, births far outnumber deaths.

・As for life expectancy in the world, it is expected to reach 77.2 years by 2040, partly due to recovery from the coronavirus.

・The rate of population growth has slowed. The reasons for this are “sustainable development” such as contraception, access to education, improved gender equality, and the ability to make choices such as having or not having children

・Two-thirds of the world’s population lives in countries with fertility rates below 2.1

・By 2023 India will have overtaken China as the most populous country

・Eight countries with the highest projected population growth by 2050: Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Philippines, Tanzania, and Pakistan

・The world is facing two opposite phenomena: a “population explosion” mainly in Africa and a “population collapse” mainly in developed countries such as Japan (especially, East Asia, Russia, and Southern Europe are undergoing population collapse).



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Considering the changing balance of power in the world from the perspective that population = national power


Finally, the world population has exceeded 8 billion.


For the past two years or so, the world has been in the midst of a new corona pandemic? What does it mean?

Pandemic? The population is steadily increasing rather than decreasing due to the.haha

Incidentally, Japan has recorded the largest excess deaths in the postwar period.

I wonder about a lot of things. It raises a lot of questions. You can think of many possibilities. Think about them with your own mind.


Back to the story of population growth.


There are many issues that need to be cleared in terms of population growth and population explosion, such as resources, education, medical care, etc., but I will leave those issues aside for today.


Today we are talking about population = power of a country.


I think,


I believe that population simply represents the power of a country.

Because population = labor power, activity power, consumption power, and market power (market size),

Population = national power.


China is no different, and most countries with power will always have a reasonable population.


Japan has prospered in large part because of its population of 120 million,


When you think about it,


The gradual decline of China, which is on a declining trend, is expected to continue. It is easy to imagine the presence and power of India, which will become the world’s number one population, becoming larger and larger. (Also check out Egypt, the Philippines, Nigeria, etc.)


I wrote that China is gradually declining, but China is investing a lot in Africa, an area with a growing population, and is getting into it successfully. It is very clever in that area.


Likewise, there is no way to escape the decline in Japan’s power as its population continues to decline at an accelerating pace, but I hope that Japan will learn a little from China and successfully build relationships with future power nations, such as Africa.

I believe that we cannot keep looking to the U.S., Western Europe, or China for answers (because we do not know what will happen to the balance of power in Western Europe and China from a population perspective). (From a population perspective, we do not know what will happen to the balance of power in Western Europe and China in the future.)



I wrote about various thoughts I had from the news of the world population surpassing 8 billion.


Let’s check back often in the future to see how the balance of population, and therefore the balance of power in the world, is changing.


See you then.


When I was in junior high school, I learned that oil would run out in a couple of decades, but that was not true at all. When you think about it, maybe our current thinking in population growth is not true at all.^^;




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