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Subject: Re: Throw in some swimming pools and you'd have Date: 10/11/2012 4:42 AM
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Fertility rate:

5.64 children born/woman




Population:

30,419,928 (2012 est.)[1]



Growth rate:

2.22% (2012 est.)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_Afghanistan


Five children per woman! We're meddling again with formerly stable societies. How is this larger population going to do when left to itself with land that can only support less than half of them ...

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After the coalition's withdrawal in 2014, things will get remarkably worse. The International Monetary Fund estimates that foreign aid accounted for 97 per cent of Afghanistan's entire gross domestic product in 2010.
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