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Old 2013-01-30, 20:25   Link #1178
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The law of demand and offer seems to contradict your statement, as prices for food have been increasing and will continue to increase in the near future as the amount of food production continues to be outpaced by the speed at which the human race keeps increasing in number.
Most of the increase in food prices comes from the increased price of fuel and the trend of developing countries to diversify their diets. How does this relate to some sort of global food shortage?

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That falls far short of any global shortage.

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China has a very vast territory, so using the world "localized" is a bit misleading, if a famine that killed millions happened in 20th century Europe it would have decimated several countries.
What's misleading about it? A localised famine is one confined to either one region or one country, while a global one is one that affects the entire world.

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It is the same in Yuusha's world, the whole southern part of the continent has been for several years on the verge of starvation. they cannot produce enough food and lack the money to buy it.
If that's the case, then that's what Demon King should have said, instead of saying that humans didn't have enough food. And do the "several years" the South had been on the verge of starvation start from before the Human-Demon war? After all, food shortages happen because of something - whether it's a natural disaster or lack of people working the fields.

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No doubt up to the industrial revolution most of the world population was concentrated in rural areas, but to think that the only city in all of the Roman empire was Rome is preposterous to say the least.
Rome is a very special case. It had over a million inhabitants, making it larger than the rest of the urbanization in all of Italy. Smaller cities could be fed by the farms surrounding them, but Rome itself was a bit too big for that. Hence it used imported foods to supplement its diet.

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The compass was just her way of saying hello. It's an advantage, certainly, and it may push them into increasing their sea trade a bit, but it's not going to revolutionize anything. The corn's what will make them seriously rethink their long term plans.
The joke's on them. Startup colonies are big money losers for the first couple of hundred years.
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