>population of the European powers in 1914
>2021 population of Russia: 143.4 million
>2021 population of Ukraine: 43.79 million
>we are in a stalemate
>we sit around shitposting while waiting for the big offensive
>population of the European powers in 1914. >2021 population of Russia: 143.4 million
>population of the European powers in 1914
Yes. The troops sizes should be 20x bigger. Would be kino to see 12 million troops blasting each other with massive 40,000 tank offensives. But this is what a century of peacekeeping expeditionary crap does to you. Real war will return, hopefully by 2050.
If that were the case you'd be over there man
Why does Norway have such a small population? Should I visit Norway?
Very sparsely populated, the country is basically one big mountain range
Do you like guns? Do you like hunting?
>Why does Norway have such a small population?
Many factors, from the top of my head i can mention that the black plague took alot, and emigration (over 800.000 people emigrated to the U.S between 1820 and 1925 for example, and the emigration/colonizing and dying in battle during the viking age probably is a big factor too) and also
We are around 5,5 million today
>Should I visit Norway?
Yeah, but do some research on what to see and do as there is alot of distance between attractions
The black plague had only a minor effect on norway's population. The geography is just difficult to live in, only a small area of the country is farmable.
The black plague took out its only city with most of administrative body was located. The cunt was crippled for centuries, being so irrelevant that the Danes tried giving it to the Swedes multiple times in different peace deals when the latter was taking their baltic possetions
Sadly i only bothered to check on wikipedia, but this is what i found there
>That Norway did experience a demographic shock is clearly documented. Of the 36.500 farms and 60.000 households that existed around the year 1300, 16.000 farms and 23.000 households existed in 1520, and the population in 15th-century Norway is estimated to have been less than half of what it had been in 1300. Between 60 and 65 percent of the population are estimated to have died during the Black Death, and Norway was not to recover until the 17th century.
I'd argue that this is not to be considered a "minor effect"
the black death killed almost 2/3s of england, france, and italy's population as well, norway's geography (consider the little ice age vs medieval warm period) prevented a rebound
But i must add that i also agree with you on the argument of farmable land, as this would obviously eventually reduce population growth and cause emigration as it did in the 19th century
>Low levels of sunlight (coastal Norway is cloudy like Ireland and the UK)
Perfect conditions to NOT be a fertile and abundant land for population growth, basically.
For big populations in Europe you need sunlight + flatlands to grow wheat
>UK had more people than France
Modern turkey is vay more populous in a smaller area, was ottomans really that sparsely populated, or did they simply not count minorities?
Lmao at this
this map counts minorities, but in 1914 the ottoman empire was still stuck in the 1800s technologically for the most part
modern turkey has a high population AFTER catching up to european countries
Turkey hit its population growth the same time the rest of the thirdies did. The Ottomans were carved up and a resettlement of euros into the land was a real possibility for the time due to how sparsely populated it was, Italy made the Lybs like 25% Italian and that was with virtually no incentives to migrate to there and the Frogs made Algeria full of frogs for a time. If it wasn’t for ww1 and its autism, euros would have made new euro filled states in the middle east
It really was that underpopulated. Note that at this time there were only 800,000 Palestinians, whereas nowadays there are 4-8 million Palestinians (including diaspora)
France had a slump in population growth post-napoleon and through the 19th century, at the same time that most of the rest of europe saw it's population explode. PrepHole types debate each other as to why but I don't recall there being a prevailing theory
>post-napoleonic france very "modern", the republic was secular and religion stopped being an important social force, while in germany the clergy remained politically powerful all the way into the 1880s and 90s under the empire
>france was arguably the richest country in europe in the late 1700s, standards of living didn't jump like they did everywhere else in europe during industrialization
This, France was both a nice place to live but we also have to take into account with how almost a million plus young French men died during Nappys chimpout. And France didnt have the natural high birth rate to recover as fast as the rest of Europe did
The British and Dutch were far wealthier than France. The French post Revolution had the issue that the Napoleonic Code forces a father to split his inheritance equally between his kids. This meant that farmers' land would get smaller and smaller as it got divided up between 5-6 kids, so it became more economically sensible to have less children and thereby keep more land in a single family branch.
Not for the average peasant. French farmland was so fertile and abundant that it was incredibly easy for the majority rural population to both feed themselves and make a profit. While you had routine minor famines in the Netherlands because of the Rhine and the UK with their anti social tract fucking their plebs over into leaving by the hundreds of thousands to the colonies which France didnt experience because France was actually a good place to live having to force whores to be wives to soldiers in their positions because no one would willingly migrate
Reading Fourier (French contemporary) he paints a different picture. "The British eat beef everyday" is something he writes to compare the state of conditions for French peasantry compared to that of neighbors. That being said, yeah I have also read that French abundance of land kept the pressure to emigrate low and permitted most plebs to just till some land elsewhere if need be.