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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Overpopulation in most developing countries in Asia and Africa is a problem. If these countries do not try to control the population immediately, they will face serious problems.

What are your suggestions to control the population?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

It all started in Africa. After it humans moved to Asia and from there to the rest of the world. That said, it’s not a surprise that these continents are overpopulated. What really susprises from a logical point of view (at least it sounds logical to me since the longer you are in the game the better you are on it) is how many parts of these lands have low development regarding education, food and sanitary conditions. Some people even say that population growth should be controlled in these areas and that’s what we are going to talk about today.

When we talk about population control probably the first country that comes to our mind is China since they are well know for their 1 child per couple policy. And that’s not something new. This birth control tatic imposed by the government is about 50 years old. The main reasons politicians plead is that The Great Wall country has limited resources and if they don’t control the population all the chinese system will colapse one day. It seems to be working since China’s economy is almost taking first place from the US.

After China it’s quite possibly India has the second largest population, not only in Asia and Africa, but also on the entire world. Different from sino people, indians don’t really ever implemented birth control rules. That can be one of the reasons that led many regions of the country and millions of people to extremy poverty.

Science fiction often deals with real life situations. That’s exactly what happened on the Avengers movie where (the villain) Tanous’ masterplan was to kill half of the people and other living beings on the universe and to “restore balance” as himself said. The motivation was in fact that, again, resources were limited and in a certain period of time, if this action wasn’t taken, all the universe would eventually come to an end. Sounds very extreme but if you do the math it’s crystal clear that having half of the population we have in Africa and Asia would also cut on half the depletion of supplies upgrading life condition for those who were left.