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Ukraine’s population is expected to fall by 43 per cent from its current level by 2050. [The Economist, 7th January 2005] In 2001 American industry spent more on civil litigation than on R&D. [Washington Post, 6th December 2005] The following events in German history all took place on 9th November: the abdication of the kaiser and the proclamation of the Republic (1918); the failure of the Munich beer-hall putsch (1923); Kristallnacht (1938) and the fall of the Berlin wall (1989). [The Virtual Stoa] The US population reached 100m in 1915, 200m in 1967 and will reach 300m this year. [New…

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