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How Would the World Change if Everyone Could Live Where They Wanted?
Slate ^ | Jan. 23 2014 6:22 PM | Joshua Keating

Posted on 01/30/2014 8:50:24 AM PST by Pan_Yan

Gallup’s Potential Net Migration Index is an estimation of how countries’ populations would change if everyone in the world could live where they wanted. After roughly 520,000 interviews in 154 countries, they subtract the number of people who would want to leave each country from the number of people who want to move there.

Here are the results of this year’s index by region:

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Canada’s population would increase by 120 percent in a borderless world, America’s by 45 percent. Worryingly, that number’s down significantly from 60 percent in 2009. It’s still an extra 141 million people, though, or roughly the equivalent of bringing everyone in Russia into America. The old Russia, that is. Russia would decline by 9 percent in this scenario.)

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: immigration; migration
I can't post the chart because it is a picture so it can't be excerpted.
1 posted on 01/30/2014 8:50:24 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Here's the direct link to the Gallup data.
2 posted on 01/30/2014 8:52:42 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

***America’s by 45 percent. Worryingly, that number’s down significantly from 60 percent in 2009.***

Gee, I can’t imagine why that would be...


3 posted on 01/30/2014 8:54:53 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I would go to the Falklands.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 9:00:50 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I’d go to Uganda. Beautiful country, magnificent scenery, and seeing as how by looking at the chart, there will be practically no one there - they’ll have all moved elsewhere - I’ll have lots of wide-open spaces!

As long as that Ugandan cutie who I’ve known for a few years now is still down there, that is.....

I’ll take Kampala!!


5 posted on 01/30/2014 9:08:24 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Pan_Yan

No evidence of any interest in Cuba or North Korea.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 9:09:44 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Canada’s population would increase by 120 percent in a borderless world, America’s by 45 percent. Worryingly, that number’s down significantly from 60 percent in 2009.

Since Canada's population is a lot smaller than ours, this means a great many more people still want to come here than to Canada.

7 posted on 01/30/2014 9:10:02 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: MichaelCorleone
Canada’s population would increase by 120 percent in a borderless world, America’s by 45 percent. Worryingly, that number’s down significantly from 60 percent in 2009.

Since Canada's population is a lot smaller than ours, this means a great many more people still want to come here than to Canada.

8 posted on 01/30/2014 9:10:32 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

I certainly would be tempted to go to the Banff/Lake Louise area.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 9:10:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sherman Logan

I mentioned nothing about Canada. What happens there is irrelevant to my point. Nice try genius.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 9:15:05 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I do live where I want.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 9:19:07 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Very nice, but as soon as all the Algerians and palestinians move to Switzerland, it’s no longer Switzerland, but a third world hell hole where Christians and Jews have their heads chopped off, gays are hanged, and women are stoned.

Let this article be a warning - there is intense pressure from the third world to leave the third world and go infest thriving civilized countries, (and turn them to dirt.)


13 posted on 01/30/2014 9:20:45 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

And then it will be like Yogi Berra says, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.”


14 posted on 01/30/2014 9:21:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MichaelCorleone; Marcella; JRandomFreeper; Redcitizen; blam; Old Sarge; Iron Munro; Lazamataz; ...
I am living in the only country I wish to live in. True I wish I could live in a different part of it though. To me even dying in the United States of America is far better than what goes as living in a large potion of the world It gets me when this expat FReepers start bragging on how good they have it somewhere else, but they fail to realize that many if not most live there so well because of the money and the life that the U.S. gave them. They also admittedly maybe not as strong as it used to be, they have a certain amount of safety that even some natives don’t have simple because they are Americans.

I really gets me when I read these post by supposedly ‘Conservatives’ and ‘Americans’ about how they keep a passport and money available so that they can skip out of the U.S. in a hurry if the SHTF here.

Have bad things happened to out great nation over these past years? Yes. Is it anything we can’t fix? No. Has anyone ever in the history of the world ever got anything that was truly worth a damn that they did have to work for or fight for? NO!

I have said this before and I now say it again; I would rather die standing shoulder to should with friends and family protecting our own on the soil that my forefathers bleed and died to protect than to live out my life old, alone, and more than likely broke in some third world rat trap. Yes I might die under the heel of some tin pot despot or over whelmed by his zombies, but I will at least be able to look those family members in the eye when I hopefully meet them in the next life and more importantly I will be able to say to my God:

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"
2 Timothy 4:7

But I can not abide the thought of dying a foreigner among strangers, who do not understand or have knowledge of my ancestors, my history or my culture and there living out my days on earth like a shadow, without hope or a land of my own.
15 posted on 01/30/2014 9:29:16 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
And now the frontier gibberish version:

"I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter."

Now who can argue with that?

16 posted on 01/30/2014 9:32:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Pan_Yan

That is the illuminati plan you know...North American Union, South American Union, Central American Union, European Union, etc...10 Unions I believe all are on that NWO map a woman found in an antique shop in Philly in 1940s.

Did you not know that is reason the Mexico border will never be closed or illegal immigration stopped. There is a map of the transport highway going from Mexico to Canada right through the USA online. If people did the research they would know that this has been intention all along, and all the screaming about border issues will continue to go unheaded.....check it out.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 9:40:03 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: dfwgator

Who can even understand it?


18 posted on 01/30/2014 9:43:56 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Iceland for me. I’d love to exit the bankstersphere. But that’ll never happen.

“The plan” remains same as it ever was. Flood the US with undesirables from all over the globe, meanwhile making it impossible for us to go elsewhere.

Penal colony to the world.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 9:54:27 AM PST by CowboyJay (Cruz'-ing in 2016!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
I’d go to Uganda. Beautiful country, magnificent scenery.....

Admit it, it just isn't quite as colorful and exciting since His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular left the country.

20 posted on 01/30/2014 9:57:57 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Kackikat

Why dont we have boats that goto all ports of the world and bring whomever wants to come to America. We have place to give em a name and social security card. What would happen? Why stop at a few million make it a Billion.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 10:00:21 AM PST by Baseballguy (pharaphase (If someone does not believe in heaven or hell - they should not care where they go))
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To: discostu; dfwgator; wku man; bobby.223; AllAmericanGirl44; Windflier

It’s a Texas thing.

But I know of at least one FReeper who would be happy to argue with it. Don’t we wku man, bobby.223, AllAmericanGirl44, Windflier and all of us ‘manger doggies’!


22 posted on 01/30/2014 10:02:59 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Pan_Yan
How Would the World Change if Everyone Could Live Where They Wanted?

Guam would capsize.

23 posted on 01/30/2014 10:05:17 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NFHale; Windflier; DuncanWaring; AllAmericanGirl44; wku man; Old Sarge; raybbr; bobby.223; ...
If you go to the chart down this page , you will see the Philippines are at -14% of a place where people would want to live. I believe this means the Philippines, if people could live where they want, would lose 14% of their population. The Americas would gain 45%. Imagine that, we gain population and the Philippines lose population. Dawgs, it appears we live in a better place than the Philippines - imagine that. God Bless America, our homeland.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/166796/potential-net-migration-index-declines-countries.aspx

24 posted on 01/30/2014 10:07:03 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

I see no Socialists in this country would choose to live in Cuba, even though they think we should be more like them.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 10:08:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Baseballguy

The whole thing is insanity to me, but it is what is going on with the globalist mentality. So I am just letting everyone know the pre planned concepts that have been out there all along in ‘secret societies’.
The USA was a ‘sanctuary’ for those who came from places that had dictators, communism, socialist agendas, and Christian persecution....now will there be anywhere to go?

Some are fleeing to Central and South American countries, but how long before they return to dictatorships or far left ideology? What if the US cuts off their Soc Sec or takes their 401ks and they are stranded without funds. Already the banks in those places are skeptical with the new tax haven laws....none of it looks good from here.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 10:11:50 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: dfwgator

“I see no Socialists in this country would choose to live in Cuba, even though they think we should be more like them.”

No government under socialism has prospered. Socialists ignore history and math and they ignore Einstein when he said, in effect, doing a failed experiment over and over without changing anything, gives you the same outcome - failure.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 10:15:12 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: CowboyJay

Conversely, how would the world look if WE could make OTHER PEOPLE live where WE wanted? There’s a thought to give one pause.

I strongly suspect that the US would be without about 57% of it’s population...and places like Cuba and China would be stuffed.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 10:19:33 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Kartographer
...keep a passport and money available so that they can skip out of the U.S. in a hurry if the SHTF here.

"Out of the frying pan, into the fire".

Not my idea of a prudent course of action.

29 posted on 01/30/2014 10:25:51 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer
Hear, hear! I'm with you 100%, Kart.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

30 posted on 01/30/2014 10:26:18 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Pan_Yan

And Saudi Arabia tops the list as the most desirable place to immigrate (218%).


31 posted on 01/30/2014 10:27:02 AM PST by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: dfwgator

LOL.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 10:28:33 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Marcella; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; Old Sarge; raybbr; ...
I'll go one step further, and say that I'd bet he farm the reason Canada has such a big immigration number is their lax laws. Illegals wanting to get to America, but not wanting to run the so-called "border defenses" to the South, simply show up in Canada, are processed and given a hearing date a month or two in the future. Then they disappear, and simply cross into America over our even weaker defenses to the North.

The upshot? I'm will to bet the aforementioned farm that the number for the USA is higher than 45%, and Canada is actually lower than 120%.

Woof, woof!

No Way Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

33 posted on 01/30/2014 10:35:53 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Pan_Yan

This is an interesting project for any GIS people out there. Make a thematic world map showing the population shifts symbolized by color changes in defined regions.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 10:44:22 AM PST by slouper
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To: discostu

“I do live where I want.”

Me to.


35 posted on 01/30/2014 10:50:26 AM PST by slouper
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To: MichaelCorleone

Immigration to the US is on a downward trend?

I’m ok with that...


36 posted on 01/30/2014 12:25:24 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: Pan_Yan

It’s a trick question. If I could live anywhere, I’d live in San Diego but without Californians.


37 posted on 01/30/2014 12:27:03 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Pan_Yan

I’d live in Missouri.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 1:13:24 PM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: hoagy62
"Conversely, how would the world look if WE could make OTHER PEOPLE live where WE wanted?"

I'd send the Clintons south. WAY south, if you get my drift.
39 posted on 01/30/2014 9:58:32 PM PST by CowboyJay (Cruz'-ing in 2016!)
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