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El Spurioso

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Current Population of Mega City One...?
« on: 24 October, 2007, 11:42:30 AM »
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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #1 on: 24 October, 2007, 11:55:50 AM »
I'm not exactly sure if there's a current 'official' number, although I still have 800,000,000 in my head, which is probably *massively* out of date.

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #2 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:03:50 PM »
Between 7 and 12.

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #3 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:03:58 PM »
I thought it was 800,000,000 prior to the Apocalypse War, which halved it to 400,000,000.
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« Reply #4 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:08:13 PM »
Judge Dredd has obviously travelled back in time, and is working undercover as Dan "Hollywood" Henderson in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  There's no mistaking that chin...

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #5 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:16:25 PM »
Yup, 400 mill would be my reading too - it occasionally creeps up higher, but Necropolis (30 million, wasn't it?), Judgement Day, Sin City, Total War and so forth keep trimming it back.

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #6 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:21:05 PM »
Thankee all!

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #7 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:25:40 PM »
And MC-1, post-Apocalypse, according to Gibson:

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #8 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:38:54 PM »
I'm sure I've seen a 420 million, but I couldn't say when or what story.

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #9 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:49:05 PM »
400 million after the Apocalypse War, as has already been said, but Death wiped out 60 million in Necropolis, and large as MC-1 is, I doubt that figure would have been replenished significantly yet, especially when the various other disasters are taken into account. I'd guess around 350-360 at the mo'. I wonder what Wagner thinks (or if he even cares about such things).

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #10 on: 24 October, 2007, 12:50:50 PM »
It might be the last panel of Twilight's Last Gleaming, from prog 756.

IIRC, Dredd is sitting astride his lawmaster, looking out over the city - and that's one of the times he gives his "a city of x million people, each one a potential perp, but grud help me, I love it" speech.

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #11 on: 24 October, 2007, 01:02:46 PM »
Just checked in my copy of 'Democracy Now!'. That panel is a quote from 2100 giving the population as 800 million.


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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #12 on: 24 October, 2007, 01:42:21 PM »
Just realised that MC-1 must have a population mostly aged under 30.

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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #13 on: 24 October, 2007, 02:02:32 PM »
::"Mega-City One, a megalopolis of over 400 million people across the east coast of the United States, features in the Judge Dredd comic, serialised in 2000 AD."

From "megacity" on wikipedia.

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Assuming a population growth rate of 2%, post-Apocalypse, you've got 400 million, with 8 million being added each year from then until Necropolis.

That's approx. 400 + 64 = 464.

Necropolis then kills off 60 million, so we're back to 400-ish, and assumed growth up to this year would be:

400 + 136 = 536 million

However, as was said, there's Judgement Day - there must have been a high death toll, there - Total War nuked out a few sectors.  Did Sin City's infection spread to the city?  I thought it was contained?  

We're looking for about 100 million deaths to get it to 400, 420.
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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #14 on: 24 October, 2007, 03:50:51 PM »
I'm fascinated at how interested I am on facts like these, good work guys! So around 500 mil then?