Age of Peace
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Age of Peace-O’HARA
•“The more young people you have, the more violence you have,”
•More than 40 percent of people between the ages of 15 and 29—are 2.5 times more
prone to internal conflict, including terrorism, than countries with fewer young
• Largely because of high unemployment combined with youthful exuberance and
vulnerability to peers.
•Still, older is not always mellower. Not even a maturing population will settle down if
accompanying economic gains aren’t shared, or if declining fertility rates don’t occur
uniformly among different groups within a society. Ethnic divisions, in particular,
can trump demography
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