History Main / ChildlessDystopia

29th Apr '17 7:28:15 PM Occidensill
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** Notably, Krogan reproduction is so fruitful that this situation is easily avoidable; even 1 in 1000 is still more than enough to allow for positive population growth. The sticking points are Krogan culture, violent as it is, and the aforementioned despair and aimlessness that has prevented most Krogan from even trying to reproduce.
29th Apr '17 7:21:01 PM Occidensill
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* It's not ''completely'' childless - one in a thousand survive - but this is pretty much what happened to Tuchanka in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games when the genophage was deployed, and the krogan culture has spent the last 1500 years spiralling below the DespairEventHorizon as a result. It's telling that one of the GoldenEnding slides for the krogan, if you cure the genophage, depicts them with children again; it is the happiest you will ever see them.

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* It's not ''completely'' childless - one in a thousand survive - but this is pretty much what happened to Tuchanka in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games when the genophage was deployed, and the krogan culture has spent the last 1500 years spiralling spiraling below the DespairEventHorizon as a result. It's telling that one of the GoldenEnding slides for the krogan, if you cure the genophage, depicts them with children again; it is the happiest you will ever see them.



* The rural areas around the developed world, as the fertility rates drop and the emigration to the nearby cities spike, have a distinct childless dystopia look to them.
** And while the young population's outnumbering the old is rather secure in the United States, Canada, Australia and Western Europe due to high rates of immigration, the same can't be said about pretty much the entire former Eastern Bloc as well as Japan or South Korea. There are quite a few minor nations in Eastern Europe, such as Latvia or Slovenia, that will probably be all but extinct by the mid-22nd century should the current trends continue.

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* The rural Rural areas around the developed world, world can shade into this as the fertility rates drop and the emigration to the nearby cities spike, have a distinct childless dystopia look to them.
occurs, leaving increasingly elderly populations behind.
** And while the young population's outnumbering the old is rather secure in the United States, Canada, Australia and Western Europe due to high rates of immigration, the same can't be said about pretty much the entire former Eastern Bloc as well as Japan or South Korea. There are quite a few minor Many nations in Eastern Europe, such as Latvia and ethnicities have seen their populations drop below replacement level reproduction and begun population declines. Some countries have encouraged or Slovenia, that will probably be all but extinct relied upon immigration to make up the difference, to varying levels of acceptance by the mid-22nd century should native born. Though mathematically the declines have terminal points, how low they will actually go is anyone's guess, since a turnaround is a simple matter of population members being willing to have more children. As an example, Japan's current trends continue.rate will drop its population from 128 million in 2010 to 87 million in 2060.
19th Feb '17 9:24:34 AM The_Last_Brickman
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* ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' has the community of Crawford, which exiles or kills anyone that is under the age of 14, requires special care (diabetes, long-term illnesses), or elderly. [[spoiler:This bit them in the ass harshly, when one woman didn't want to abort her baby and went on a rampage against the community.]] [[spoiler:By the time you arrive there, it's overrun with zombies, having clearly collapsed from within.]]
14th Jan '17 10:59:03 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Many [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Native American]] communities became this in the late 19th and early 20th century, when their children were forcibly removed and sent to government-run [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors residential schools]] under the "kill the Indian, save the man" assimilation policy. Thousands died (mainly from disease), and those who survived returned to their families scarred from abuse and stripped of their language and culture. The impact of this policy (which didn't end until the 1970s) is still felt in Native American communities to this day.

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* Many [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Native American]] communities became this in the late 19th and early 20th century, when their children were forcibly removed and sent to government-run [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors residential schools]] schools under the "kill the Indian, save the man" assimilation policy. Thousands died (mainly from disease), and those who survived returned to their families scarred from abuse and stripped of their language and culture. The impact of this policy (which didn't end until the 1970s) is still felt in Native American communities to this day.
3rd Jan '17 7:53:34 PM MiddleEighth
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*Whether Baravada in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' is a utopia or a dystopia is debatable, but it certainly is nearly childless. Only two children are seen by the four while they're there, and one of them is actually [[spoiler: As'taris's mother Brox, reborn as a five-year-old boy after she was murdered for her... [[ItAmusedMe unique sense of humor]]]].
**The childless problem appears to have been solved in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' after the G'heddi'onians replace the tirin; there are plenty of kids around. However, one of the Geddies tells the four that the Baravadans (now known as the “Natives”) are still not having children. At one point John speculates that too much magic makes people sterile, which would be why in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' magic was forbidden in Ketafa.
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10th Nov '16 10:34:58 PM Jaro7788
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* The rural areas around the developed world, as the fertility rates drop and the emigration to the nearby cities spike, have a distinct childless dystopia look to them.
** And while the young population's outnumbering the old is rather secure in the United States, Canada, Australia and Western Europe due to high rates of immigration, the same can't be said about pretty much the entire former Eastern Bloc as well as Japan or South Korea. There are quite a few minor nations in Eastern Europe, such as Latvia or Slovenia, that will probably be all but extinct by the mid-22nd century should the current trends continue.
29th Jul '16 10:53:44 PM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/Dungeons and Dragons'' supplement ''Heroes of Horror'' (which focuses on adding horror elements to a D&D session) has a chart of random creepy elements. One of them is "After spending some time in a village, it dawns on the heroes that there are absolutely no children."

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* ''TabletopGame/Dungeons and Dragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Heroes of Horror'' (which focuses on adding horror elements to a D&D session) has a chart of random creepy elements. One of them is "After spending some time in a village, it dawns on the heroes that there are absolutely no children."



* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', the Combine have been using a [[AppliedPhlebotinum suppression field]] to arrest human reproduction for years. The empty playground pictured above has the faint, ghostly laughter of children to reinforce the creepy-factor. Blowing up their EvilTowerOfOminousness at the end of the game removes the suppression field.

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* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', the Combine have been using a [[AppliedPhlebotinum suppression field]] to arrest human reproduction for years. The empty playground pictured above has the faint, ghostly laughter of children to reinforce the creepy-factor. Blowing up their EvilTowerOfOminousness at the end of the game removes the suppression field.
29th Jul '16 9:47:53 AM ThatBitterTase
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* ''TabletopGame/Dungeons and Dragons'' supplement ''Heroes of Horror'' (which focuses on adding horror elements to a D&D session) has a chart of random creepy elements. One of them is "After spending some time in a village, it dawns on the heroes that there are absolutely no children."
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has the village of people who've been turned into PeoplePuppet {{mooks}}, and notes explain that the children were unable to survive being implanted with a PuppeteerParasite.

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has the village of people who've been turned into PeoplePuppet {{mooks}}, and notes explain that the children were unable to survive being implanted with a PuppeteerParasite. Looking at the bonfire in the village near the start of the game reveals some very small skeletons.
24th Jun '16 3:48:37 AM Thunder-san
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* A variation occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode ''Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo''. In process of child-proofing everything, eventually children themselves were child-proofed and stored away until adulthood. Under the rule of Emperor Doofenschmirtz, children are not allowed any more.
22nd May '16 12:14:33 PM gophergiggles
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' continues this trend where natives are given "vaccines" to protect against a "disease", with said vaccines actually being experimental [[PuppeteerParasite Las Plagas]] and the deaths of all children, women, and most men being blamed on the alleged disease.
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