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How can population control negatively impact culture?

Population growth forces civilizations to adapt their culture to the needs imposed by a growing citizenry. Most advances in technology, science and the arts came about because of a rise in population. If the population of the earth had flat-lined thousands of years ago we might still be hunting and gathering today. If there were no incentive to adapt our society to a larger population we would be content to function the way we had always functioned.

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How can population control take away from one's culture? Give three examples and explain them.

1) Population growth forces civilizations to adapt their culture to the needs exposed by a growing citizenry. Most advances in technology, science and the arts came about because of a rise in population. If the population of the earth had flat-lined thousands of years ago we might still be hunting and gathering today. If there were no incentive to adapt our society to a larger population we would be content to function the way we had always functioned. The rise of formal religion, art, music, great architectural projects etc. all owe their beginnings to a rising population. A growing population meant that more food could be grown. With a surplus of food some citizens could focus their industry in areas other than food production. This contributed to the advancement of ...

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This solution examines efforts regarding population control. It considers how does forced or manipulated population control result in a loss of culture for a society. Over 550 words of original text along with excellent sources for additional research.

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