The first country we will look at is Russia. This country we will call our industrialized nation. Before we get into the thick of the data it is important for the reader to understand that even though this country is considered an established nation, it is actually relatively new. The fall of the Soviet Union also known as the USSR in 1991 was a result of years of the "Cold War" with the USA, a struggling economy, and the realization by its people that the Communist controls of its political and economic system were faltered. This brought about the formation of what we now know as Russia, 15 independent republics that are now using democracy and capitalism as its basis. It is important to know that for the facts you are about to read are amazing for a nation that was originally founded in the 12th century.(The USA was founded in the 18th century) The country itself is about 2 times the size of the USA, with only 27% living in rural areas. (This can be easily understood by looking at the geographics of the nation, and the climate of certain areas.) It is populated by approximately 143,400,000 people with an age structure of 0-14 14.6%, 15-64: 71.3%, >65 14.2%. The projected population for the year 2015 is 133.3 million based on the current growth rate of .37%, the projected growth of -11.57%, and of course factoring in the current death rate of 14.52 per 1000. The median age of the population is 38.15 years, with a... [continues]
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