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Old Posted Jul 3, 2008, 5:27 PM
Lee Lee is offline
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Originally Posted by The Dear Leader View Post
Why did we have a population decline though? Did the decline lead to terrible consequences or did some disastrous event lead to a decline? The answer to that question is pretty important.

I do agree though that a decline will lead to some serious problems for our welfare state. I guess we'll just have to find a solution for that.
Population decline was due to war, famine, and the black plague, which naturally destroyed the feudal economies. This lead to even less people, which meant less total wealth. It did recover only after feudalism was killed with the introduction of capitalism.
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