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Well, the USA had >50% urban population by 1920, which is approximately where China is today. In the case of China this is only maintained through strong government actions to maintain rural populations at high levels due to problems assimilating immigrants from rural areas into their already strained urban areas. In the USA the decay is the predictable result of allowing a small, wealthy elite to loot the rest of society by acting on the world stage with no international regulations.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Jul 1st, 2011 at 11:18:17 AM EST
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