Hypothetical overpopulation catastrophe (read description)

Posted by: Renegader

The population is extremely immense and poorer nations are demanding equal shares of food. It is calculated that dividing the shares evenly between continents would create miserable life for practically everyone, while also stimulating further overpopulation and delaying natural starvation. You have the go ahead to destroy one continent and everyone on it. Which continent of people do you choose? (not including Australia or Antarctica) (purely hypothetical, do not flame me)

15 Total Votes


Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. Though it covers only 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area, it comprises 30% of earth's land area, and has historically been home t... o the bulk of the planet's human population. Asia is notable for not only overall large size and population, but unusually dense and large settlements as well as vast barely populated regions within the continent of 4.4 billion people. Asia has exhibited economic dynamism as well as robust population growth during the 20th century, but overall population growth has since fallen to world average levels.The boundaries of Asia are culturally determined, as there is no clear geographical separation between it and Europe, which together form one continuous landmass called Eurasia. The most commonly accepted boundaries place Asia to the east of the Suez Canal, the Ural River, and the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean   more
10 votes


Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1.1 billion people a... s of 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It has 54 fully recognized sovereign states, nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.Africa's population is the youngest among all the continents; 50% of Africans are 19 years old or younger.Algeria is Africa's largest country by area, and Nigeria is the largest by population   more
4 votes
1 comment

North America

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by th... e Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers, about 4.8% of the planet's surface or about 16.5% of its land area. As of 2013, its population was estimated at nearly 565 million people across 23 independent states, representing about 7.5% of the human population. Most of the continent's land area is dominated by Canada, the United States, Greenland, and Mexico, while smaller states exist in the Central American and Caribbean regions. North America is the third largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth by population after Asia, Africa, and Europe.The first people to live in North America were Paleoindians who began to arrive during the last glacial period by crossing the Bering land bridge   more
1 vote
1 comment

South America

DDO failed at making a description for SA
0 votes


Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. It is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Bl... ack and Aegean Seas.Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" also incorporates cultural and political elements.Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 countries, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent, while Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 739-743 million or about 11% of the world's population. The most commonly used currency is the euro   more
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PetersSmith says2015-04-07T18:03:12.4191373-05:00
Can we choose two?
reece says2015-04-07T18:25:35.3361117-05:00
Wouldn't killing 300 million people be enough? We don't need to destroy entire continents, just one country.
reece says2015-04-07T18:27:35.3434036-05:00
... Who already eat more than whats needed for them.
TBR says2015-04-07T18:34:40.8096214-05:00
Now now reece. Don't start getting all "fair" and stuff. If anyone is going to be wiping out a continent of people, you damn well know just who is doing the wiping.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-07T20:26:53.5621429-05:00
I choose none, overpopulation can be beaten without mass murder.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-07T20:31:09.9143325-05:00
It's called gay tolerance.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-07T22:44:19.4075659-05:00
@Mathgeekjoe: I agree haha.
graceafur says2015-04-09T14:03:16.2977115-05:00
Wow, racists.
graceafur says2015-04-09T14:08:39.7365331-05:00
If you wiped out Asia, Amercia would be doomed. No supplies, anything really.

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