Kazakhstan has had a long history with a lot of very difficult times historically, notably the Jewish Goloshchyokin genocide, the destruction of the Aral Sea, and nuking Semipalatinsk (now called Semey) so often that its now the most nuked place on earth, and so on.
However despite the hell that the country has been through, there is a silver lining that has been pretty impressive generally. During the 1970s in Kazakhstan the country was only 32% ethnic Kazakh and things only marginally improved at independence to about 39% ethnic Kazakh now but that has since changed.
It is important to note further Slavs were a larger percentage of the population at independence than ethnic Kazakhs, so the national unity and statehood was very difficult in the beginning.
Kazakhstan implemented a wide range of policies to bring its compatriots home from abroad at independence including incentives such as subsidized housing, especially in areas that are more at risk for possible secessionist sentiments. Incentives further include expedited citizenship and relocation payments.
Financial incentives have been given to Kazakh families in Kazakhstan to have families as well and the results have been extremely impressive.
During the 1990s, due to a significant amount of ethnic Russians leaving Kazakhstan, the population fell from 16.4 million to 14.9 million but the ethnic Kazakh population increasing by 1.5 million as the program of bringing back ethnic Kazakhs started to be implemented. However the birthrates had plunged at the start of the program to well below replacement levels.
At the turn of the millennium though, things began to change in terms of the fertility rate and between 2000 and 2018 the fertility rate went from 1.8 to 2.84. Since 2000 the ethnic Kazakh population has risen by over 5 million more people.
In places like the capital Nur-Sultan the ethnic makeup has risen from 17% Kazakh to 78% Kazakh. The reason Nur-Sultan became the capital after it was moved from Almaty was due to its Northern location so that it would see the tougher implementation of authority in the North as well as bringing Kazakhs back home.
Kazakhstan now in 2021 has seen its population rise to 19 million with 70% of the population being ethnic Kazakhs and now only 19% being ethnic Russians. Since independence they have been able to in a generation double the ethnic Kazakh population. That doubling happened alongside a fall by half of the Russian and Ukrainian communities in the country which made up the plurality of the country at independence.
The speed of Kazakhstan’s demographic reversal of fortunes is going to only expand, especially now with the fact the country is strong enough and has enough unity to ditch the Cyrillic alphabet in favor of a more simplified Latin one for the Kazakh language.
Kazakhs had the will and full determination in order to make this demographic reversal happen and worked wisely to overcome the huge obstacles to this, including the environmental problems, the economic issues, its ethnic Russian secessionist risks, and relations with Russia who has subtly threatened the country before and questioned its legitimacy as a state. White people can learn quite a lot from Kazakhstan on this issue.
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