Nob Akimoto wrote:
Well WW3's death toll evidently wasn't all that high, all things considered. Given a population in the 10 billion range, 4-500 million while still a tragedy of unfathomable proportions, would mean a fair portion of humanity got off scot free.
Mere survival is not the same thing as "getting off scot free." 5% of an entire planetary population is huge
, and would have devastating economic, medical, and social impacts on the survivors.
That's to say nothing of indirect deaths from lack of infrastructure, disease, mass migrations, and social unrest.