With the Brexit vote, one cannot help but feel confronted by the fact that “The times, they are a-changing”!
In the wake of Britain’s sensational decision to cut ties with Brussels, Right-Wing politicians in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Austria, Sweden and Denmark have all promised to run their own EU referendums if elected, campaigning on each of their own countries’ potential Frexit, Nexit, Italout, Oexit, Swexit and Denxit.
Even German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is now facing her worst nightmare: calls for a referendum to “free the German people” from “EU slavery” with a Dexit.
I couldn’t help but wonder how the possible dissolution of the EU might fit in with the eerie 2025 Forecast published just over a year ago by Deagel.com, a US website that monitors the global aviation industry and the military spending of the world’s nations, along with publishing economic and military expenditure forecasts, for the purpose of best informing military contractors about the market trends that could affect their industry. (The red numbers are the 2025 numbers, black numbers are the 2015 numbers).
I’ve referred to this report a few times before. As reported in this April 2015 clip, Deagel’s 2008 forecast did not show too much of a change in 10 years’ time. However, the forecasts have grown steadily more pessimistic for the current nations of the First World until finally, the 2025 Forecast published last year (which is continuously updated) now shows the US population declining from 318M people to an incredible 64M by 2025. Other countries are also showing catastrophic numbers across the board but none as horrifying as the US.
The countries forecast to experience the greatest population losses (in numbers, not %) are:
For the record, today’s countries with the Top 10 Largest GDPs are in the following order, the US, China, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Brazil, Canada and Korea. The depopulated countries listed above are almost a mirror of the today’s largest economies.
If one looks at the countries whose Purchasing Power Parity is forecast to fall off a cliff by 2025, the per capita incomes in all wealthy countries will be taking a hit, including the tiny, highest-income per capita states on Earth: Switzerland, Luxembourg, Qatar, Bahrain and Singapore, which are all forecast to experience catastrophic nosedives in their citizens’ earnings.
Geographically, if one looks at the countries affected, whatever Deagel sees happening by 2025, it doesn’t look like a regional disaster or a localized war that would be causing these populations and incomes to drop, along with their concurrent drops in GDP.
The damage appears to be distributed among those countries which are most exposed to the collapse of the Western financial system. Australia participates in this, as does New Zealand, which will be hurt but significantly less so, according to Deagel.
Will the Brexit and any future departures from the EU/Eurozone cause a radical shift in Deagel’s next predictions – or were these already factored into their forecast? Deagel claims that its forecasts are a merge of publicly-available think tank reports from the CIA, USG, UN, IMF and others.
I added Australia to the list, above because its 2025 population is forecast to drop to an incredible 8.9M from today’s 22.5M. Japan is forecast to be practically decimated, from today’s 127M to 47M; the UK is predicted go from 63.7M to 23.6M and Germany from 81M to 48M – all by 2025…!
As to the “winners” in 2025, China’s population will increase by roughly 11M, as it takes first place in GDP but has a slight decrease in Purchasing Price Parity (PPP), while the US slides down to 13th largest GDP and a PPP that is one fifth of its current number.
Brazil is forecast to experience a somewhat diminished Purchasing Price Parity (PPP) and a 15M surge in population, which is not in keeping with its almost-stagnant population growth, perhaps suggesting an influx of fleeing gringos (who don’t stop in Mexico, which is forecast to lose over 4M of its current numbers). Brazil will occupy a far 2nd spot in the world’s GDP after China, according to Deagel.
Russia is predicted to have the 3rd largest GDP, with a population loss of over 5M and a moderate rise in PPP.
India will come in with the 4th largest GDP – with over a 100M more people, along with a significantly reduced PPP.
Rounding out the list is Germany, forecast to have the 5th largest GDP, with a population loss of 33M from today’s and a PPP that drops from $44,700 to $17,557!
I still don’t know what to make of these data, Between the -exits and Deagel 2025 – but I think it’s safe to say that the world is rapidly changing!