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Re: Immigration
« Reply #10 on: Sat, May 05, 2007, 18:49 »

I know I get chatty when I write, my second vice. ;)

Chatty is good. Very good, in fact.
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Re: Immigration
« Reply #9 on: Sat, May 05, 2007, 09:21 »

Oh, no need to apologize for something you are expressely encouraged to do! Compassionate preaching is exactly what is expected here, in particular well-founded sermons are welcome and appreciated.  :Q

I shall insist, however, that disputants stay on topic - there is always the option to post a new thread, when necessary.
:+  P.S. Wish to repost the part on Ecology as a new thread?

No I wouldn't repost it as is a new thread as written. Although the subject may be one worth discussing elsewhere.

If you do feel it should be removed then by all means edit it as you will. I know I get chatty when I write, my second vice. ;)
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Re: Immigration
« Reply #8 on: Wed, May 02, 2007, 02:44 »

Well there I went again and preached. Sorry about that.

Oh, no need to apologize for something you are expressely encouraged to do! Compassionate preaching is exactly what is expected here, in particular well-founded sermons are welcome and appreciated.  :Q

I shall insist, however, that disputants stay on topic - there is always the option to post a new thread, when necessary.
:+  P.S. Wish to repost the part on Ecology as a new thread?

I am under the impression that the there is the belief that gays and lesbians will not find ways to insure a steady increase of native born sons and daughters.
There are definitely those who have this view. The idea that 'native born' citizens are required for the continued existence of a nation-state is grotesquely hetero-centric and just plain false. Immigration alone can, I am confident, sustain the Gay nation.

Oh, there definitely would be ways to ensure a steady population growth of "native born" individuals even in a country run by Gays (of both genders), though these ways would be by no means "natural." The application of a syringe or IVF is most certainly a heavily technical, not "natural" way of making babies. ;) The huge, essential question is: what is in the interests of the Gay State, and what is not? If we were to create a better, unique novel model state for all kinds of human beings, we indeed should agree on relying on the "natural growth" of population by encouraging female residents to produce as many children as possible. Alone, since there are no ways known to make Gay babies on purpose, such a policy would eliminate the Gay constituency of the said novel state within a generation or two. This is not exactly what we are intending, right? It is entirely possible to maintain the population by means of Gay immigration only, without inflicting all the additional complications of "9:1 dilemma" of self-bred babies.

There is a biological clock that ticks in nearly all of us, I doubt that that should be ignored.
No clock ticking within me, and I am late.  >:) The urge to pass one's DNA and one's experience are VERY separate issues. Anyone worried about his unique genes can donate sperm/eggs to suitable facilities, whereas those with a wish to educate a young person will have the opportunity to do so by educating a Gay Youth. However, shall anyone desire to give birth to a child, these persons shall of course be free to do so -- but this private enterprises shall not be a priority for the State demographics.

It may be somewhat necessary to control the influx and also to provide missionary work to the outside world with the goal of harvesting our brothers and sisters out of the world.  We should never forget that a good majority of the gay world lives in poverty since a good majority lives in poverty.

This is a major issue. Though Internet is a powerfull technology for distribution of information, our brethreigns from poor and oppressive countries are largely excluded from the internet, either due to the lack of devices, or due to internet censorship. The Gay State will have to apply different tactics for information spread -- be it even through printing articles superfacially critisizing the Gay State and the "deviants", but effectively bringing the word of its existence to our people, who will know what to do. In a more wealthy countries, we will indeed have to make the folks feel there is a greate chance for them to start a new life in a much better place without loosing too many comforts.

A Gay state would not be much of a Gay state if it did grant a presumptive right of settlement to any Gay person. While I can only imagine the policies of a country that does not yet exist (and I am sure there will be fierce debates on each and every one of its policies), I would hope that the 'right of settlement' would include a right to every assistance in exercising that right.

You forgot the word "not". :) Assumingly, properly it should be read:

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"A Gay state would not be much of a Gay state if it did not grant a presumptive right of settlement to any Gay person."

The right for a permanent residency should be indeed one of the "natural rights" for any Gay person in such a state. The other folks (straights, bisexuals) will probably have to be subjected to regulations imposed by the overall political situation and economic realities of the Gay State. It is very probable that once the Gay Nation has attended a certain degree of wealth, it will be forced to install some regulations on non-gay would-be residents. It's not an issue of bias, but rather a simple recognition of factual constraints.

And carefully I add that we should not exclude the straights, bisexuals and those who are tolerant.
[..] but yes... there is no reason to exclude bisexuals and even straights from a Gay state.

See above -- any restrictions should be imposed solely because of Raison d'Etat, not due to a bias. The future Gay State will probably never have to decide about whether to generally let straight and bisexual individuals in, but rather on the number of such residency permissions issued. While it certainly will be required to requlate the residency rights of foreign citizens, there is much to say in favour of accepting some of them to live among the gay majourity population.  

I would assume that any Gay Nation would try to be first world in its luxury and its structure.
A curious thought -- I would have made the opposite assumption.

I would suppose that in beginning the Gay Sstate will be no place of much wealth. Where should it come from? Consider all the poor refugees coming with nothing but their health problems and in need of food, clothes and housing opportunities -- and all the infrastructure which will be needed to created first. In the early years, the rich tourists will stay away from Gay Shores, and the daily bread will be an issue of hard work for everybody who comes without much posessions. With time, the wealth will most certainly grow, thanks the gays from abroad will significantly contribute to the economics of the Gay State - as tourists or consumers of cultural goods. There are not many nations that can rely not only to the usual business relationships, but also can count on loyality from millions of foreign citizens.

Once a Gay Nation is established I assure you bigotry and hate will grow, not lessen. However it will be in the form of pushing our brothers and sisters to the nation.  Immigration will be set, and as the outside societies become less tolerant and young gays are told to go to that Fag Nation (as we can be assured will be one of the more colorful titles it will receive) the pressure to immigrate will be there.

It is of course possible that in some of our "civillized western societies" a number of bigots might feel delighted by the idea to "help" Gays move to a distant island. However, such notions will be of less importance in truly civillized societies. I think that if the argumentation of assimilationists were true, and argumentation of Gay Nationalists were wrong, the emergence of a Gay State would have no impact on straight societies which allegedely turned gay-friendly for the end of time, as we are supposed to believe. Any increased homophobia would not to be attributed to the Gay State, it will be solely a sign of abolishing the hypocritical "tolerance" for Gays. Those who love us when we are weak, and hate us when we are strong, are no friends of us, they never were. In countries where Gays are regarded a fair game anyway, I doubt there is space for an increasing homophobia. If straight governments there shall turn their minds from murdering Gays towards forcing them into emigration, I would consider such developements a considerable progress.
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Re: Immigration
« Reply #7 on: Wed, May 02, 2007, 01:04 »

I do not see the propagation of our species through the "old fashion" breeding method as being hetero-centric. How the parents have to be one male, one female to raise the child is. I think we could expect children to have 4 parents, two moms, two dads. Or we might see "deals" being made where a woman willingly carries two babies to term, one for her "family" and one for a male family. There is a biological clock that ticks in nearly all of us, I doubt that that should be ignored.

And too I do not see a lack of immigration Gays will be born and will seek a "home". It already happens thus the gay communities within established cities.

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Contrary to popular belief a lack of technology is not actually better on the ecology. In fact the proper application of technology will ultimately lead to a better ecology.  the problem with the modern world is that we humans are in the habit of applying technology in such a manner as to destroy the natural.

I lived without running water, electricity and all of the luxuries of the modern world as a child - my father was a back to nature hippy of the 60's who decided that three people in a 16' x 16' cabin using a privy and relying on kerosen lamps was "good" for the environment.  Actually it was bad, the privy presented us with the problem of what to do with the stuff inside. We had to heat with fire (wood and coal) we had to cook our food (wood and coal again) and we had to haul water 20 miles from the town (Well water being sulfurous and undrinkable in the area). Ashes, coal and wood smoke, driving a car to get water, even the privy presented us with environmental problems which a septic tank, water collection from rain water, a single wind power generator, a few solar cells would have reduced the impact on the environment more.

We do have the technologies and knowledge on how to biologically manage sewage waste. I read Mother Earth News and similar "green" magazines and have studied the subject for a long time. There is a system where the waste water runs through a man made "swamp" where the waste water travels through various planned ecologies feeding plants, bacteria, fish, and other critters. the end product after traveling down a stream is fresh clean drinking water - and no where down the length was any chemical used.

We also know how to harvest energy from wind, solar and other resources. I pointed out a pipe using deep sea water and the contrast in temperatures that provides not only energy but also clean water for irrigation and drinking elsewhere here. We already have the technologies in place that can reduce the energy needs of the average home by half or more. Florescent light bulbs is one, LCD screen technology is another, Even the advances of refrigeration have reduce the net consumption of the modern refrigerator nearly in half since the 1970's. Although people tend to buy the prettier ones which may look nice but are made in such a manner as to burn more power.  I suspect this is done on purpose, one corporation scratching the back of another.

We all know that electric vehicles are possible, we also know that sensible community planning and mass transportation is possible and any one who lives in a major city knows that much more can be done within our technological ability to take the car off the road in the city. everybody knows about insulation leading to less energy consumption, etc. etc. etc. Computers, cell phones and tv is only a problem when it comes to what to do with the old ones. We are keen on recycling and things we use can be made recyclable.

One of the biggest problems of the modern age is petrochemical plastics. Most people are unaware that there are biological sources for plastics, plastics that in a landfill would quickly decay. Washington Carver, the gentleman who gave us a million uses for the peanut also gave us a million and one uses for the soybean. Part of those uses were plastics from those sources. other plant cells can readily and cleanly be processed into plastics, molded and colored and appear exactly like any petro-chemical plastic. The only reason why they are not being used at this time is because we have fashioned ourselves an oil-based economy and we would have to built the refineries, process centers to use other materials to form plastics.

Alcohol, now being sold as a fuel alternative has been around and regulated in the USA making it nearly impossible for one to make it at home.  Fact of the matter is the cost of home brew alcohol has nothing to do with the materials but has a great deal to do with licensing and what you have to add to fuel grade alcohols to meet government (federal and local) standards to own and operate a still. They purposefully make it expensive and nearly impossible for John Q. Public to make fuel alcohol. Further, nobody tells anyone that any vehicle prior to 1980 is easily converted to 100% alcohol fuel. Instead they want you to buy the "new" cars that magically can burn alcohol rich fuels, convincing people to have to buy yet another product in order to be green.

Grain alcohol like corn alcohol does not have to be dirty. In fact the "waste" product is a protein rich feed that is sold to cattle and chicken farms. Further that "waste-product" can also be eaten by people and provides a protein rich food source.

Well there I went again and preached. Sorry about that.
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Re: Immigration
« Reply #6 on: Tue, May 01, 2007, 03:54 »

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I am under the impression that the there is the belief that gays and lesbians will not find ways to insure a steady increase of native born sons and daughters.

There are definitely those who have this view. The idea that 'native born' citizens are required for the continued existence of a nation-state is grotesquely hetero-centric and just plain false. Immigration alone can, I am confident, sustain the Gay nation.

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As such collecting our kindred from those nations will require more than just opening the gates to the rest of the world, it will require that we be fishers of men in a sense.

A Gay state would not be much of a Gay state if it did grant a presumptive right of settlement to any Gay person. While I can only imagine the policies of a country that does not yet exist (and I am sure there will be fierce debates on each and every one of its policies), I would hope that the 'right of settlement' would include a right to every assistance in exercising that right.

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And carefully I add that we should not exclude the straights, bisexuals and those who are tolerant. Carefully we tread into a utopia, we should always work toward not carrying on the bigotries we strive to abolish by turning the tables on the straight world. There are many who are straight that love us and accept us unconditionally and who may very well find living in a Queer Nation preferable to the straight ones.

'Tolerant' is not something that I personally value, but yes... there is no reason to exclude bisexuals and even straights from a Gay state. I think it is imagined that there are far more of these people (who can actually manage to live lawfully in the company of homosexuals) than there are. I do not think that so awful many people in these categories would be inclined to emigrate to a Gay state.  However, should straight and bisexual people wish to demonstrate a willingness and ability to live peaceably in and contribute to the state, then let them come. I just don't plan on automatically paying their moving expenses.

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I would assume that any Gay Nation would try to be first world in its luxury and its structure.

A curious thought -- I would have made the opposite assumption. The bulk of the Gay people I know are outrageous Leftists who find that the Kyoto Protocols are of more political moment than homophobic assault is. Most of them don't own cars. They buy their clothes in second-hand shops. They are (as one of them phrased it) "frugal." Of course, I don't know all Gay people. I don't know very many of them at all.  Something I do know is that there are an awful lot of them and they have very varied inclinations.
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Re: Immigration
« Reply #5 on: Tue, May 01, 2007, 01:43 »

I know its been over 120 days since the last post on this thread, thank you.

However I am new to this forum and would like to comment to many of these threads.



1. I am under the impression that the there is the belief that gays and lesbians will not find ways to insure a steady increase of native born sons and daughters.

I think if we could talk to each and every gay and lesbian in the USA we would find some interest in producing (not just adopting) offspring.  We may have different drives when it comes to who we show our attention to, but we are still powerfully motivated to have our own offspring. Gay men and lesbians have been making pacts or deals on producing offspring for quite sometime. It is frowned upon by our society and our laws make it a daunting task of insuring rights to parents biological and otherwise.  So the demand is kept low.  We can safely assume that in a society geared to equality real equality within its population that there would be a baby boom. And fertility clinics would become even more popular and too parent right would extend further. Take away all of the stumbling blocks and I think there will be a population explosion within the gay community. 

2. Immigration will not be that big beyond the first few years of the date of Declaration of Independence Of the Gay Nation. There will be the Pilgrims, the First wave who will establish a New Nation, followed by the constant trickle of those born later on who come to realize that they are not quite home. Why? Because the majority of the world will not suddenly stop being bigoted. In fact we could expect a great sigh of relief when we remove ourselves from the rest of the world (As long as its not in their back yard) and they will strive to make certain that all of our numbers find their way "home".  Once a Gay Nation is established I assure you bigotry and hate will grow, not lessen. However it will be in the form of pushing our brothers and sisters to the nation.  Immigration will be set, and as the outside societies become less tolerant and young gays are told to go to that Fag Nation (as we can be assured will be one of the more colorful titles it will receive) the pressure to immigrate will be there.

Further you can expect a few straight tolerant individuals - no not just the fag hags, I'm talking about people who like us are disgusted by the illusion of equality and desire as much as we do to live in a society where equality is in practice, not just paid lip service too.

3. There will be an immediate attraction to Gay Mecca in that its all gay.  San Francisco attracts many young gays because it is known to tolerate if not embrace homosexuals. The influx of homosexuals is a constant in no need for a beautiful city, great jobs, etc. Those are there, but they are the least important motivation for homosexuals who go to The City by the Bay. People seek their likes, their niche. Once there is a real niche they will come, swim, crawl, take any steps to get there.

4. We can assume that it will be well known that Gay Mecca will provide the same rights and freedoms as the Western World however extending to include that equality in marriage, parentage and all of the other stuff without all of the gay bashing, and potential for harm and death that is still offered in the 21st century of the Western World. That in and of itself will insure attraction to its shores.

However. It may be somewhat necessary to control the influx and also to provide missionary work to the outside world with the goal of harvesting our brothers and sisters out of the world.  We should never forget that a good majority of the gay world lives in poverty since a good majority lives in poverty. Many of those places practice religions and have laws that prohibit open gayness. As such collecting our kindred from those nations will require more than just opening the gates to the rest of the world, it will require that we be fishers of men in a sense.

And carefully I add that we should not exclude the straights, bisexuals and those who are tolerant. Carefully we tread into a utopia, we should always work toward not carrying on the bigotries we strive to abolish by turning the tables on the straight world. There are many who are straight that love us and accept us unconditionally and who may very well find living in a Queer Nation preferable to the straight ones.

I would assume that any Gay Nation would try to be first world in its luxury and its structure. Perhaps First world with a commune nature relying more on the local ecology and seeking to have the least impact upon the natural world. Electricity, plumbing, education, health care, cell phones, computers and the rest of the trappings will be there.

Why is the USA such a popular destination spot? Is it the GNP or is it more the ideals of freedom, equality and opportunity that act like a guiding light?

Install those basic freedoms and equalities in the constitution of the Gay Nation and you will have immigrants. People seeking for those things most precious to humans but seemingly at a premium around the world.
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Re: Immigration
« Reply #4 on: Mon, Aug 14, 2006, 07:23 »

It shall be mentioned that the net migration rate means only the difference of the immigration/emigration rate and does not represent the general mobility of a population. This pictogram from the German Migration report shows impressively, how different the in- and outfluxes can be for particular countries:



As we can see, people are much more mobile than it is generally thought. For the Gay State it will be important to make the life of its inhabitants more attractive than elsewhere so the immigration keeps on and the emigration remains low.

Beyound the usual workforce migration, there is a very interesting analogy (as far as immigration is concerned) between the gay people and the ethnic Germans from former socialist block, who were "returning" to Germany. It must be explained that every German descendant from those (formerly) persecuting countries has the constitutionally guaranteed right to emigrate to Germany and obtain the full citizenship. This sounds very similarly to what we are planning to establish for gays. The German diaspora in the former Soviet Union made some 2-3% of the entire population, this is also comparable with gay community, with the exception that homosexuals are born constantly for the end of time.



The decline of immigration is caused by the exhausted human potential, improved situation in the countries of origin, and more restrictive legislation on the German side. If we assume that our human potential will never be exhausted, the immigration numbers could be actually very high. Stable economy will be, however, a necessary condition.
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« Reply #3 on: Tue, Jul 25, 2006, 19:25 »

The numbers for the internal migration rates within countries are, of course, much larger than the numbers for the cross-border migration. Main reasons prohibiting the cross-border migration are the missing/insufficient language skills, legal difficulties for foreigners and the non-recognition of education certificates.

Shall the Gay State offer social and economic standards comparable to at least moderately developed countries, this place will actually experience no difficulties to maintain its population. Everywhere in the world gays show the tendency to congregate in few larger cities, mostly because of the gay infrastructure and greater personal freedom.

If the Gay State is to secure the cross-border immigration rates as high as the internal migration rates elswhere, it shall find solutions to help migrants to overcome the above difficulties connected to the language and new legal system. First of all, migrants must quickly learn the country language, because otherwise they will be not able to find an appropriate job corresponding with their professional skills. The ways to solve this problem are either a very simple, easy-to-learn country language (Esperanto, IDO, Basic English) or a very massive deploy of language courses for all and for free. Second, migrants must have chances to get their professional skills recognized or evaluated, and in case of necessity be helped to gain the necessary level.

Generally, I would advocate rather liberal legislation on professional requirements, leaving it to the employers to decide whether someone is qualified enough to do the job. Few professions must, of course, require standart evaluation: e.g. medical and higher education personel etc. It must be possible for a migrant to make a test on his knowledges/skills/gifts and get the necessary support for professional developement.

The reason why I was calculating with the average age of immigrants to be 30 is the following: usually it takes time untill a homosexual youth first discovers his/her sexuality, than developes a gay identity, and it might take several more years untill the he/she learns to see this identity as his/her national identity. Though there are many young gays confronted with necessity to make the choice at a very juvenile age, most are trying to get on terms with their heterosexual environment somehow and first go to college or look for a job. If the Gay State gains dynamic, it is very probably that you might keep right and the immigrants become younger, which would be of course a very positive developement.

The initial immigration will be, on contrary, indeed a very difficult issue. It is out of question that gays from highly industrialized democratic countries would in large amounts go to an uninhabited distant island, however many less wealthy gays from Iraque, Iran, Afghanistan and Nigeria probably would move without overly greate hesitations. Now we of course cannot assume that all migrants from oppressive countries are poor and unskilled, and of course a highly qualified Iranian surgerist must not be expected to work as a construction worker somewhere in the middle of nowhere. A well-coordinated developement plan will be required, concentrating on installation of infrastructure and basic communal facilities. A developement bank will support the establishment of necessary businesses, be it tourism, transportation or industry. It is clear that we do not want to go the way of civilisation once again, therefore we should choose the stand-of-the-art standards right from beginning. An instant colony with basic comforts is very well possible, but of course with sufficient financial support from our background organizations.

Many immigrants can be those refugees who were not granted asylum on grounds of their homosexuality - we must achieve agreements with various governments that regulate the process of transferring such refugees to our protection instead of deportation to their country of origin. The UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (article 32) clearly obligates the states to give each refugee the chance to seek protection by a third party in case his/her request for asylum was denied.

Others will come either by their own means, or be picked up in transit countries.
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Re: Immigration
« Reply #2 on: Tue, Jul 25, 2006, 02:48 »

I confess I have seen no figures on the movements of gay people; it would come as a bit of a surprise to learn that someone had bothered to analyze them. Still, it is my perception that only a small fraction of the gay people remain in the towns in which they were born. Every single gay man of my acquaintance has moved to a place more accepting of gays. Now, it is true that young str8 people also move from the places of their birth for better prospects, and do so in very large numbers. I think this impulse may be somewhat greater for gays, since they share all the economic reasons to migrate and have social reasons as well.

While thirty years is certainly a reasonable lower limit for the purposes of calculation, I think it may be too high. The urge to escape one's surroundings quite often occurs much younger. While I would suggest an alternate figure of 20 years, some of the statistics I have been reading on gay homelessness suggests that 16 is more than occasionally the age in which some gay people flee their former lives, often to ill effect.

I think it is not so much a question of IF gay people would relocate -- I believe they already do. It is a question of WHERE they relocate. Should some place be seen to offer both economic prospects and true political liberty to gays, I think this place would see a substantial influx of people. If financial and physical assistance were available to facilitate migration, I think the initial numbers might be very high indeed.

I do not think that this would be the case if the future offered by such a place were more speculative. A rough pioneer's life on some island or some arid wasteland would hardly be attractive to many unless the prospects of imminent success were certain and obvious signs of progress were clearly visible. Such a fantasy is unlikely. Many things are possible, but not, I think, some instant colony in the middle of nowhere.
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« Reply #1 on: Mon, Jul 24, 2006, 21:45 »

If you remember, we were discussing about renewal of population on some other place. Due to importance of immigration politics, I suggest this separate thread shall be dedicated to this issue.

If we assume the average age of immigrants be 30 years and the average life expectation be 70 years, we can count with 40 years to be the average time of a citizen spent on the gay territory. This would require then the annual population renewal rate be at 2.5%, in other words the gay state would need a netto migration rate of + 25 persons per 1000 inhabitants to keep the population constant. There was then a question whether such an immigration rate would be unusually high and if this would not cause problems connected to proper integration of new citizens. Though there should be less problems with gay people than straight immigrants by times cause/experience in their new societies, it is usefull to compare the net migration rates of other countries, using the statistics from the CIA factbook.

Here are some selected countries:

Importing countries:

Liberia: + 27.39 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 2.74 %)

Kuwait: + 15.66 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 1.57 %)

Qatar: + 14.12 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 1.41 %)

San Marino: + 10.7 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 1.07 %)

Turks and Caicos Islands: +10.54 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 1.05 %)

Singapore: + 9.12 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.91 %)

Luxembourg: 8.75 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.88 %)

Northern Mariana Islands: + 8.26 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.83 %)

Monaco: + 7.68 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.77 %)

Andorra: + 6.47 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.65 %)

Hong Kong: + 4.89 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.49 %) [Bithrate: 0.73%, death rate: 0.63%, netto population growth: 0.59%]

Macau: + 4.56 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.46 %)

Australia: + 3.85 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.39 %)

New Zealand: + 3.83 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.65 %)

USA: + 3.2 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.32 %)

Germany: + 2.18 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.22 %)

Malta: 2.05 per 1000 inhabitants (+ 0.21 %)

Exporting countries:

Bahamas: - 2.17 per 1000 inhabitants (- 0.22 %)

Seycheles: - 5.4 per 1000 inhabitants (- 0.54 %) [birthrate: 1.60%, deathrate: 0.63%, netto population growth: + 0.43%]

Virgin Islands: - 8.73 per 1000 inhabitants (- 0.87 %) [Birthrate: 1.40%, deathrate: 0.64%, netto population growth: - 0.12%]

Trinidad and Tobago: - 11.07 per 1000 inhabitants (- 1.11 %)

Grenada: -12.59 per 1000 inhabitants (- 1.26 %) [Birthrate: 2.21%, deathrate: 0.69%, netto population growth: + 0.26]

Micronesia: - 21.03 per 1000 inhabitants (- 2.10 %) [Birthrate: 2.47%, deathrate: 0.48%, netto population growth: - 0.11%]

American Samoa: - 21.11 per 1000 inhabitants (- 2.11 %) [birthrate: 2.25%, deathrate: 0.33%, netto population growth: - 0.19%]


The analysis of these data allows few conclusions:

1)  A net migration rate of + 25 persons per 1000 inhabitants is comparable with many other modern societies. Certainly, it is 2-3 times higher than the rates of Luxembourg and San Marino, but the numbers are within the same range.

2) Procreation is not a necessary and sufficient condition for maintanance and growth of the population. There are various countries in the list which grow thanks to the immigration, and some which have a declining population in spite of enourmous birth rates (e.g. Micronesia and American Samoa).

3) The migration is dependent mostly on general life prospectives awaiting the potential migrants in their new countries in contrast to their home countries. One can not say that insular nations are particularly affected by emigration, indeed there are many islands which have very high positive netto migration rates (Singapore, Turks and Caicos Islands). The ones loosing population are the ones with extreme birth rates and poor economies, while those who grow have jobs to offer and generally promise a better life.

What are the conclusions applied for the case of the Gay State? If so many young people emigrate purely of economic reasons, how many more would emigrate in expectation of a better personal life? The government will, however, be in responsibility of offering some economic prospectives to all these people and guaranteeing reasonable health services.
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