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Half of the world infected with Coronavirus.

6 Name: RedCream 2020-07-31 18:08
Bad things. If we assume that 1% of the infected died, and 25% of the infected were effected significantly, we'd be looking at around an 8th of the pop.

Historically, civilizations enter a state of near collapse at around 15% casualties, but these were peasant economies with a large number of essentially interchangeable parts.

In a modern society with specialized workers, we'd realistically see a state of near collapse at about 5% of the population.

Near collapse is very different from collapsed. As an example, the Roman Empire was in a state of near collapse for about a thousand years before it fell completely.

Post-Czar Russian was in a state of collapse for about 40 years before it recovered, and then later dipped back into near collapse.

So it'd be bad.

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