Originally Posted by whell
Except that now, in Europe and Japan, due to low fertility rates the population growth is below replacement rate. Has been for years.
Which has damn all to do with your original assertion that it was "(losing) a war that wiped out a huge chunk of our male population". Instead, it's a response to overpopulation and the strain it places on infrastructure and resources. In turn, that overpopulation was the result of the huge spike in birthrates following WWII.
Or don't. Really, your constant twisting and squirming to try to salvage your endless stream of ruptured arguments is pretty tiresome.