Following on from Part 3 in The Great Replacement series, we are going to explore the impact migration has had on some of the less talked about nations of Western Europe. It is often Germany, with her over zealous – and frankly reckless – generosity, or Sweden with their crime statistics, who get the headlines in this context, but inward migration is having a devastating impact on other countries too.
No western European nation is safe from the replacement project. In recent years, Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands have seen untold levels of immigration from poorer countries, with Muslim migrants from Turkey and North Africa swiftly establishing a firm foothold. Whilst they may not have taken the millions of migrants in recent years that Germany has, it is important to remember that these countries are small both in terms of land mass and population, therefore it needs only a small influx to have a long-term impact on both the culture and demographics.
Austria has had a particularly difficult time in recent decades. Just as in many other so-called western liberal democracies, Austria has has not been immune to the mass movement of peoples. In particular, immigration to Austria has increased in pace since the mid 1990’s, when they began to received refugees fleeing the Yugoslav wars, but also an increasing number of Turks.
Like in Germany, Turks are Austria’s most sizeable ethnic minority group, making up 3% of the population. Turkish is also 3rd most widely spoken language in Austria, after German (88%) and Serbo-Croatian. Needless to say, the Turkish immigrants are for the most part followers of the Islamic faith, just as the 93,000 Bosnian citizens and 35,600 Afghan citizens living in Turkey are.
Of course, they are not the only minority groups in Austria. In a country with a population of just 8.4 million, a massive 19%, or 1.6 million inhabitants of Austria are from a migratory background, whilst there is also a 1.27 million-strong contingent of foreign citizens in the country, accounting for 15.2% of the population. Of these foreign born residents, 764,000 (9.1% of the overall population) were born outside of the European Union.
In what was traditionally a Roman Catholic nation, Islam is now the fastest growing religion. From being almost non-existent in the country in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Islam is now the second largest religion in the country with over 4.2% of residents at the last census (2011) claiming to follow the religion. It goes without saying that, with third world birth rates remaining high and native Austrian birth-rates remaining low, Islam is only going to continue to rise in the country.
[source: Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich)
These numbers are somewhat dated however, considering that Austria took in over 90,000 ‘refugees’ in 2015, which equates to more than 1% of its entire population. The newcomers were for the most part young Muslim men, who are set to further fuel the demographic crisis facing the nation.
Like Austria, Denmark is another relatively small nation both in terms of land mass and population size. As of 2017, the total population of the country equals 5.7 million, which is a .2 million increase from 2011. The population size in Denmark is growing at an average rate of 3.3% every decade and, when taking into account the dangerously low fertility rate of native Danes (1.67), it is clear that this increase is being fuelled entirely by non-Danish – and non Western for that matter – immigration.
In fact, Denmark hasn’t had native fertility rates above the necessary replacement rate (2.1) for almost 50 years. The last time Denmark was in a relatively healthy position in terms of fertility was in 1968, when the fertility rate of native Danes was just 2.12%.
So how then has the population of Denmark increased by 1.2 million since 1960?
We are all well aware of the answer; immigration. According to recent research, native Danes account for 4.9 million of the 5.7 million inhabitants of the country – or 85%. This loosely correlates to the fertility rate statistics; if one assumes that the vast majority of the 4.7 million people in Denmark in 1960 were ethnic Danes, then the native population of the country has stayed roughly the same for the last 60 years. It is no longer a “myth of the far-right” that population increase is entirely the fault of non-western immigrants.
As in Germany and Austria, the largest proportion of non-native residents of Denmark are Muslim Turks. They are swiftly followed by Iraqis, Romany Gypsies, Somalis, Pakistanis and Iranians. It will come as no surprise then, that 4.8% of Denmark’s population is now Muslim. After the Church of Denmark, which accounts for over 80% of Danish citizens, Islam is the next largest religion and is, like in many other European nations, growing exponentially.
According to recent data, there are currently 17,785 ‘refugees’ living in Denmark, which is remarkable in itself considering Denmark borders only safe countries. As much as the Danish government resisted, they were unable to avoid the migrant crisis and it is fair to say that a substantial proportion of their refugee contingent came from the flows into Europe of 2015. The policy that the Merkel regime enacted is further contributing to the ethnic strain placed on small nations such as Denmark.
The Danish government to break the trend in some ways, however. They are some of the only authorities to speak something resembling the truth about this issue, with an official government report earlier this year showing that non-European immigrants are costing the Danish taxpayer 59% of its annual tax surplus. It may be useful as an interesting side note that 84% of welfare recipients in Denmark are ethnic minorities.
The Netherlands is perhaps one of the most overlooked countries in the context of migration and its impact. With a population of 17 million and a land mass of just 16,000 square miles, it is the most densely populated nation (488 people per km2) in the European Union, yet this would not be so were it not for third world immigration.
As of 2016, native Dutch people made up just 77% of the population of the Netherlands, with European immigrants making up a further 6%. That means that non-European immigrants account for 17% of the Dutch population, which equates to around 2.89 million people. The largest ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands are Turks (2.34%), Moroccans (2.27%), Indonesians (2.16%), Surinamese (2.06%) and ‘Caribbean’ – African – (0.89%).
The Netherlands, like the English, have suffered terribly from their colonial past. In the post war period the political class peddled the same lie as in the rest of Europe that immigration from former colonies was necessary to “rebuild the workforce”. The result was a mass influx of immigrants from Indonesia, of people of either mixed Indo-Dutch heritage or native Indonesians with Dutch passports who in this new world order, were considered every bit as Dutch as the people who have resided in Holland for a millennia.
Then, in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Dutch authorities mimicked the Germans’ “gastarbeiter” (guest worker) program, bringing scores of young Moroccan and Turkish men to the Netherlands. Under the guise of “guest workers” – with the implication that their presence was temporary – the population replacement of the country began. Of course, they didn’t go back but rather they now account for the bulk of the population growth of the Netherlands.
The fertility rate in the Netherlands is dangerously low. At just 1.68, the Dutch are having children at a rate that ensures their decline as an ethnic group. Just like in Denmark, native Dutch people haven’t been able to boast replacement rate (2.1) fertility since 1972 (2.15), yet in the time since then the population of the Netherlands has risen from 12.9 million (1972) to 16.98 million (2016). That equates to a population increase of about a third, across nearly half a century during which the native Dutch have at no point been having enough children to stimulate such growth.
The numbers on display here are quite frankly obscene. What we are seeing in these small countries of Europe is whole scale population replacement, with the native peoples of these countries being quite deliberately bred out of existence. As birth rates continue to fall for the native people, whilst immigration only accelerates, how many Dutch people will be left in the Netherlands in 50 years’ time? How many Danes will be left in Denmark? How many Austrians in Austria?
Perhaps a more pertinent question is, how will the remaining native populations be treated by the ruling non-European majority when such a situation arises?
Whilst the optimistic liberal classes may say otherwise, one would be forgiven for suggesting that our own people will not fair particularly well.
Footnote: This article is the fourth in our exclusive series, The Great Replacement. In parts 1, 2 and 3, we explored the demographic crisis facing France, England and Germany, and we intend to feature Scandinavia next, before concluding with a piece exploring the factors and causes behind this replacement.