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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 09:20 AM
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17. And the world's ability to come to their aid wasn't too good either
Edited on Fri Jan-15-10 09:22 AM by lunatica
It's much better today. So your comparison simply doesn't work. There were probably very few, if any areas where the populations was a concentrated 3 million.
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  -Has a city of 3 million people ever been destroyed like Port-au-Prince? Junkdrawer  Jan-15-10 09:03 AM   #0 
  - New Orleans?  Xenotime   Jan-15-10 09:04 AM   #1 
  - not even close- terrible as it was.  cali   Jan-15-10 09:05 AM   #3 
  - Was ALL the sewage and running water destroyed? And New Orleans...  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-10 09:07 AM   #6 
  - there was a chinese earthquake that killed more than a million people  roguevalley   Jan-16-10 12:01 AM   #43 
  - Nagasaki?  Recursion   Jan-15-10 09:05 AM   #2 
  - Bad, But Not That Big  ProfessorGAC   Jan-15-10 09:09 AM   #8 
     - I was just wiki'ing Nagasaki: apparently it was founded by the Portuguese  Recursion   Jan-15-10 09:13 AM   #10 
        - If I'm Not Mistaken. . .  ProfessorGAC   Jan-15-10 09:17 AM   #14 
        - Wrong. But it was ceded over TO the Portuguese to keep them out of the way. nt  Bonobo   Jan-15-10 09:37 AM   #25 
        - I believe it was a small fishing village before Portugal took it over  Bucky   Jan-15-10 11:32 AM   #40 
  - Lissabon, 1755.  Betty Karlson   Jan-15-10 09:07 AM   #4 
  - Lisboa  enid602   Jan-15-10 09:08 AM   #7 
  - Just looked it up. The population was 200,000 - 1/15th Port-au-Prince n/t  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-10 09:12 AM   #9 
     - The world's population was 1/15th from today's in those days.  Betty Karlson   Jan-15-10 09:14 AM   #12 
     - I'm saying that modern population densities are unsustainable without...  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-10 09:18 AM   #15 
        - You should've stopped before "without"  Bucky   Jan-15-10 11:29 AM   #39 
     - And the world's ability to come to their aid wasn't too good either  lunatica   Jan-15-10 09:20 AM   #17 
        - You'd think if we could do a Berlin airlift  sudopod   Jan-15-10 09:42 AM   #26 
           - Airlifts require airports at which you can land and local gov'ts to handle aid distribution  Bucky   Jan-15-10 11:35 AM   #41 
  - refugees  enid602   Jan-15-10 09:07 AM   #5 
  - I have had two people  Mojorabbit   Jan-15-10 03:36 PM   #42 
  - We burned down Tokyo  AngryAmish   Jan-15-10 09:14 AM   #11 
  - The 1923 quake in Japan  JVS   Jan-15-10 09:16 AM   #13 
  - Baghdad? not quite in the same way, but still...  Blue_Tires   Jan-15-10 09:20 AM   #16 
  - I don't know if it has ever been fixed, but didn't they create a temporary....  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-10 09:22 AM   #20 
     - true...i was referring to the first months after the invasion  Blue_Tires   Jan-15-10 09:25 AM   #21 
  - Mexico city was damaged but not completely destroyed and 10,000 died in 1985  Rosa Luxemburg   Jan-15-10 09:20 AM   #18 
  - 1923 Great Kanto earthquake  FarCenter   Jan-15-10 09:21 AM   #19 
  - Berlin, Stalingrad, Lenningrad...  KharmaTrain   Jan-15-10 09:26 AM   #22 
  - I don't have answers. But all I'm hearing is how they're trying to bring aid in....  Junkdrawer   Jan-15-10 09:32 AM   #23 
     - The Situation Is Still Fluid...  KharmaTrain   Jan-15-10 09:43 AM   #27 
  - Pompei and Herculaneum were both highly populated  WilmywoodNCparalegal   Jan-15-10 09:35 AM   #24 
  - Tangshan, 1976  Davis_X_Machina   Jan-15-10 09:51 AM   #28 
  - Cathage, 3d Punic war?  AngryAmish   Jan-15-10 09:55 AM   #29 
  - I'm certain Carthage's population was well below 1 million, let alone 3 mil  Bucky   Jan-15-10 11:25 AM   #37 
  - Turkey in 1999  bikebloke   Jan-15-10 09:58 AM   #30 
  - Here's something arguing social networks count more than infrastructure  starroute   Jan-15-10 10:03 AM   #31 
  - Bill Clinton is sounding amazingly optimistic about the future of Haiti.  sharesunited   Jan-15-10 10:22 AM   #32 
  - i heard him say  pansypoo53219   Jan-15-10 10:36 AM   #34 
  - Large sections of PaP never had sewage and running water.  leveymg   Jan-15-10 10:32 AM   #33 
  - This is sui generis  jberryhill   Jan-15-10 11:18 AM   #35 
  - Sichuan, China 2008 earthquake, 68,000 dead  amborin   Jan-15-10 11:21 AM   #36 
     - 2005 Pakistan, 73,000 dead  amborin   Jan-15-10 11:25 AM   #38 
 

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