• Large, youthful population with the possibility to grow.
  • World class industry (quaternary) – IT.
  • Poor infrastructure.


The Impacts on the Old Cores

  • Ageing populations are an issue in the EU, Japan, Russia and China. In contrast, USA, Brazil and India have much more youthful and expanding populations.

The rise of the emerging superpowers will have significant effects on the rest of the world.  The shift in the power is away from “old superpowers”, e.g. EU, Japan and USA.