World Population and the Global Color Line
This chapter discusses the issue of migration and mass movement, as the regulation of territory and the global distribution of peoples fall into considerable debate, especially among staunch nationalists, liberal internationalists, and lebensraum theorists alike. Inevitably, a global movement of people would entail immigration and emigration restrictions, and more broadly, the problem of racial discrimination. Early legislations on immigration had been passed in several U.S., British, and Australasian nations in an effort to establish a “color line” at national borders, in response to a perceived rapid increase in population growth in Asian nations. Although reliable statistics to prove the latter notion were difficult to come by at the time, it nevertheless encapsulated the modern geopolitics of population, in establishing world population problems as being world migration problems, too.
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