Regional Forecasting Table, 2016: Europe
- 35 states, populations over 500,000
- Freedom Score & Freedom Status: Freedom House, Freedom in the World, 2017. (New York, FH).
- Median age: UN Population Division, World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision. (New York, UN).
- Probability of FREE (model): Cincotta, R. “Demography and Early Warning: Gauging Future Political Transitions in the Age-structural Time Domain,” J. Intelligence Analysis, 22(2): 129-148.
Note: The European Region is dominated by countries in the mature phase of the age-structural transition (median ages ranging from 35.5 to 45.4 years). Column 6 shows the year at which each state’s population is estimated or projected to reach FREE95 — a median age of 45.5 years (the beginning of the post-mature phase of the age-structural transition). By 2025, the region is projected to have 8 states in the post-mature phase.