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The Death of Ukraine

June 30th, 2015

Episode 1075 of 1395 episodes

David Stern examines the causes and consequences of Ukraine’s other crisis – its demographic timebomb. The country’s population once stood at over 50 million but it has fallen sharply and some projections put it at only 32 million by 2050. Few if any countries have gone through such precipitous population loss. Will demography, rather than war, mean the death of Ukraine?

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