1. Voltaires Hat

    Does population increase drive innovation, vice-versa, or both?

    Forgive if this topic has been discussed before, I imagine it'll be terribly hard to find the previous thread, if existing. Basically I'm wondering what the scientific/historical consensus is on the relationship between population growth, technical innovation, and Malthusian cycles. My...
  2. jameen

    Population Control

    Does Population control in a country really needed for economic growth? To theist forumers here, will you not subscribe to other preachers' teachings that to go forth and multiply and God or a god will provide them for their needs the reason population must not be controlled?
  3. Futurist

    Why did the Southeastern US's population grow much faster than the interior South's?

    Based on this map, you can see that the population of the Southeastern U.S.--specifically Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida--grew much faster than the population of the interior Southern U.S. (specifically U.S. states such as Alabama, Mississippi...
  4. A

    Estimates of ancient population size/density in Europe.

    Does anyone have info on population sizes and densities in Europe, say from the Bronze Age onwards?
  5. S

    Pre-industrial population sizes. Land capped or growth rate capped?

    Hi guys, I was hoping to get some insight about the magnitude of difference in world population sizes that current day agriculture can support (~7 Billion currently), against that of historical agriculture (0.17-0.4 billion 1 CE, very rough estimate but just to paint a picture). My question...
  6. V

    Norman population in England

    Hi! When England was under Norman rule approximately what was the population of Normans? Which area of present day England were they mostly concentrated at? Was there much intermarriage with Anglo saxons? Are there many present day English who have some Norman blood? Thanks for your thoughts. Chris
  7. L

    Population of Poland in the 1500s

    This data is only for the Crown (not for the GDL): Population by voivodeship ca. years 1570-1580: Full name - abbreviation used in the map below - population: Malborskie - MB - 55.032 inhabitants Pomorskie - POM - 147.565 inhabitants Chełmińskie - CHM - 94.706 inhabitants Podlaskie - PDL -...
  8. B

    Southern voting as percent of white population in 1904

    I did some calculations based on votes cast in the Presidential Election of 1904 and white population in the census of 1900. I am assuming few blacks voted at that point, but there probably was a significant black vote in the upper south. I didn't try to calculate the percentage of the...
  9. D

    The slaughter of the Armenian population

    Hello.Why the turkish government don t recognize the slaughter of the Armenian population in 1915 ?
  10. Futurist

    The U.S. pursues a less hostile policy towards its Native American population

    What if the U.S. would have pursued a less hostile policy towards its Native American population? Specifically, what I am thinking of is this: If Native Americans try to rebel against the U.S., the U.S. military would still crush them. However, if Native Americans want to live peacefully and...
  11. Futurist

    How much larger would Cuba's population be if the US annexed it in the 19th century?

    How much larger would Cuba's population be if the U.S. annexed it sometime in the 19th century? In this scenario, would Cuba have experienced an extremely massive population boom in the 20th and 21st centuries just like Florida did in real life? Also, would Florida have had a smaller...
  12. Futurist

    How much larger would North Africa's European population be without the World Wars?

    How much larger would North Africa's European population be without the World Wars? For the record, I am especially curious about the African countries that border the Mediterranean Sea as well as about Eritrea. Indeed, it is worth noting that, if I recall correctly, Algeria, Libya, and Eritrea...
  13. G

    Population of present-day Poland ca. 1900, by county

    Ownership (PLC = Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, FSD = Free City Danzig): https://i.imgur.com/mcY1y1g.png https://i.imgur.com/wbUO3l5.png https://i.imgur.com/kxSRKPs.png https://i.imgur.com/RzLtJNU.png https://i.imgur.com/EbZfMpV.png https://i.imgur.com/nn386O7.png...
  14. jameen

    Is China's huge population more of an asset or liability today?

    If during the Warring States Period, huge population means more soldiers for each states, then the question is: Is China's huge population really more an asset or liability for China's progress? Any Mainland Chinese here can answer my question if there is even one here?
  15. Futurist

    Why wasn't there a population exchange between Poland and the USSR after 1921?

    After the end of the 1921 Polish-Soviet War, there remained a lot of Ukrainians and Belarusians on the Polish side of the border and some Poles on the Soviet side of the border: Thus, what I am wondering is this--why wasn't a population exchange between Poland and the Soviet Union...
  16. B

    County with greatest population decline

    McDowell County, WV went from about 98K in the Census of 1950 to 22K in the Census of 2010. It is estimated to have less than 20K now. You can buy a house there for $10K. It was a big coal mining county, and presumably the decline is mostly due to the mechanization of coal mining. It now has the...
  17. N

    Populations movements in/to Africa

    This thread is to talk about the migrations/expansions/movements/immigrations of populations in/from/to Africa. There is the Bantu expansion. There is the Ewe : From Wikipedia : https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=7Z1egGnT3u0C&pg=PA15 Today you can see their influence from the Yoruba of...
  18. G

    What if population exchange was implemented in India’s partition

    What if ambedkar’s Plan was implemented and all Hindus from Pakistan moves to the new India and all Muslims from India moved to Pakistan? What social, cultural, demographic, political and other impact would this have had in shaping the future? Do you think this would have been better in the...
  19. H

    low Rajput population of Punjab and Haryana.

    Hi all, I am Himalay Singh and this is my first post on historum. I have noticed that while Rajputs are above 15% to 25% in North Indian Himalayan states and 8% to 25% in Western Indian regions of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Malwa, rajputs have verry low population in Punjab and Haryana states of...
  20. T

    PC/WI: The UK with a population of 200 million?

    What events (clearly some will require a pre 1900 post) would need to happen for the UK to end up with a population of 200 million by 1980 (nearly 4 times larger than IOTL)? You can include the land mass of Ireland to make it so. It must be from natural increase, ie no immigration from outside...