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population count of mega cities?
« on: 31 December, 2018, 06:30:02 am »
hey guys

do we know the remaining standing cities in the world of dredd and what their current population count is?

MC1 is around 70 million ( from 800 million in the start of the series).
MC2 is gone.
Tex- cit are they biggest population now?

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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #1 on: 31 December, 2018, 10:52:32 am »
MC1 is way up on that now, although not close to its original numbers. It must be a very odd place to live. Although 800 million sounded like a big number in 1977, it was a very low population density for a city of that size. Even now it’s been hacked back some, only a tiny fraction of the city must be populated, given that citizens are packed into city blocks. (You’d only need a couple of thousand to house the entire current population.)

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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #2 on: 31 December, 2018, 01:22:03 pm »
I don't have a prog to hand at the moment, but the current running total for MC1 appears in the Nerve Centre every week.

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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #3 on: 31 December, 2018, 01:32:15 pm »
"Over 100 million" is the current count, for a city with a land area usually depicted as larger than the UK's, but with a significantly higher depicted housing density. (I recall Michael Carroll talking about this in a podcast, and noting that really the MC1 population should have been in the tens of billions when the strip started.)

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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #4 on: 31 December, 2018, 02:08:42 pm »
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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #5 on: 31 December, 2018, 02:23:08 pm »
Just as a comparison, at about the time that Chaos Day was being published, moves were being made in China to create a single, unified Mega-City which would equal the population of MC1.
The Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region, also known as the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macau Greater Bay Area comprises the following cities and metropolitan areas
  • Guangzhou
  • Shenzhen
  • Zhuhai
  • Foshan
  • Dongguan
  • Zhongshan
  • Jiangmen
  • Huizhou
  • Zhaoqing
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
A land area of 39,380 km2 (15,200 sq mi) with a lower population of 57.15 million at the end of 2013.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_River_Delta

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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #6 on: 02 January, 2019, 09:08:59 pm »
I always felt that Dredds end would on duty trying to protect the city but the way that the city has been dwindling down since prog 2 i feel now the city is going to be wiped out before he days or dwindle down to a small population that they just leave the city to big cities and Dredd is there old with no city to protect.

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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #7 on: 03 January, 2019, 12:57:22 pm »
"This is Mega City One... and I'm the One."

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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #8 on: 03 January, 2019, 06:23:49 pm »
Must ... resist ... urge to do space math ...
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Re: population count of mega cities?
« Reply #9 on: 05 January, 2019, 12:34:22 pm »
With you there Funt.... Good times over the years doing the undoable. Lol.  Z
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