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Daily Memo: Chinese Birthrates, Moldovan Gas Supplies

Population problem. Birthrates in China dropped to just 8.5 per 1,000 people in 2020, a record low for the country, according to new data from the National Bureau of...

Daily Memo: Protests Erupt in Europe, Deal Reached in Sudan

Anger boils over. Protests broke out across Europe over the weekend after governments announced new COVID-19 restrictions last week. In Vienna, roughly 40,000 people demonstrated against lockdown measures and...

UK Trade Policy After Brexit

(click to enlarge) The United Kingdom is trying to redefine its role in the international system after leaving the European Union. A significant part of this process revolves around trade:...

Daily Memo: Japanese Stimulus, Indian Concession

Other direction. At a time when most countries have been paring back pandemic fiscal support due to inflation concerns, Japan is going the other direction. The government on Friday...

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Population Density of Canada


May 28, 2016 Canada is one of those countries where a vast land mass obscures the fact that the country has a relatively small population. While Canada is the second largest country in the world, its 35 million inhabitants make Canada only the 39th most populated country.

In this way, Canada is similar to countries like Egypt, Russia and Australia. Egypt is a country of over 80 million people and its size is formidable on a map, yet most of its inhabitants are located on a thin strip of land about the size of the state of Maryland on either bank of the Nile River. For Russia, the world’s largest country by land mass, its population centers are located in the west, close to Europe, while the vast and desolate Siberian region is sparsely populated and not connected to Russian infrastructure. Australia – the world’s sixth largest country by land mass and a continent in its own right – has even fewer people than Canada (around 23 million), all living in cities along the coast. The interior of the country is unforgiving and inhospitable.

The Truth About the US-China Thucydides Trap

We remember Thucydides as a historian thanks to his documentation of the Peloponnesian War, but we often forget that he was also a philosopher....

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