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Old September 17 2013, 02:50 AM   #19
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Re: Hypothetical World War III

Nob Akimoto wrote: View Post
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.
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