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Since we are dealing with humans, the likelyhood of the survivors loosing interest in having sex is very low. On the other hand, after a devastating global war, production capacities and infrastructure necessary to supply contraceptives will be severely impacted. And reproduction generally correlate negatively with and economic prosperity, which took a ...


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is my 13.9-year estimate for how long it takes for a population-reducing event like the one I described realistic? Why or why not? First, It all depends on this statement of yours: 1% of Earth is rendered uninhabitable by the war.. 71% of earth is water, and 29% is surface. Roughly 57% of surface area is uninhabitable, which means you are left with 29%*43% =...


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All of u above commenters would love the book The Forest. In its 600+ pages of historical fiction I learned so much about this subject, oak trees, deer. Great bonuses to myself, someone who lives by the ocean amongst acres of woods & gardens. Small communities are more communal in the sense tht as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a ...


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Medieval society was already very much like this With Feudalism came the idea of knightly fiefdoms: small districts of land each committed to the raising of a single knight. Each knight was given a parcel of land just big enough that he could produce for himself the the weapons, armor, horses, etc. he would need to be able to go to war for his lord. So, a ...


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In a late-medieval-ish era (and indeed, most eras before 1880), cities were the place you shipped your surplus population to. The death rate in cities tended to be higher than the birth rate. Most folks were born in rural areas, and the segment that was particularly ambitious or disinclined to farm work eventually migrated to a town or a city to learn some ...


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Well, it depends. On a lot of different factors. Cities grow because they are (at least theoretically) more efficient in their use of resources. While there are many factors, a city can support many more specialists while a town cannot. The more advanced the technology, the more pronounced the effect. You do not say what the optimum size of your towns might ...


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