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Resettlement of Populations

Nature volume 155, pages 13 (06 January 1945) | Download Citation



IT is inevitable that some of the most pressing problems of the post-war world will centre around the question of redistribution of population, for this is not only at the root of matters of over-population and employment but concerns also the question of the place of minorities outside the national major consciousness in many areas. The problems will arise in Europe, in the tropical colonies, in South America, and in the great Dominions. While it is a mere truism to say that the globe still offers considerable areas of under-populated and scantily productive lands, it is obvious that the problem of shifting populations from one area to another involves far more cogent considerations than a mere study of numbers and population density.

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