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Old 03-26-2021, 11:31 AM   #6
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Default Re: Realm Management examples

Originally Posted by RedMattis View Post
According to the table on page 10 a TL8 civlisation has 280 people per square mile. However Japan has 874 people per square mile.

While Japan is dependent on imports they were less so in the past, and from glancing at articles on the topic it sounds like they were more self-sufficient in the past, and could theoretically support their population if they switched gears.

Am I missing something here?

(I've yet to properly read past page 10, I'm still trying to make sense of the pdf, so sorry if this is tackled later)

Edit: Also a TL1 village could only support 10 people (0.5 square miles). I thought even a small village like that usually supported several families and slaves?
The population guidelines were heavily debated. One problem with lower TLs is that they encompass very different subsistence patterns - hunter/gatherers, nomads, agricultural, etc.
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