Guy Gardener wrote:
Then why when they want to declare anything to the town, they stick their head out the window and yell.
The town's economy is supported by the mine. The mine pays taxes and the miners who then pay for whatever the hell they want which is supplied by the rest of the town.
(Are we counting the elderly, women and children?)
If they had 2000 armed citizen soldiers, the Volge attack wouldn't stand a chance.
That's not a modern city.
Defiance is straight out of the 19th century.
It's basically a camp.
How many people do you think lived in Deadwood?
Well if you used your eyes you would clearly see it's a rather large town but lets skip to the chase\
From the official wiki
Defiance's main entrance area, Bissel Pass, is protected by a large Stasis Net.
Defiance has a population of about 6000 people, 40% of which are Votans; mostly Castithan, Indogene, Sensoth, Liberata and Irathient. Some residents of Defiance use Hailers to communicate.
Do you really think a town with a downtown like this only has 200 people?
More pics showing the size here