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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.
11th May '16 7:59:53 AM LadyStormcrow
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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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3rd Mar '16 2:24:01 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1322 SCP-1322]].

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1322 SCP-1322]].SCP-1322.]]
13th Dec '15 2:48:57 PM Quanyails
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* In "TheHandmaidsTale" by Margaret Atwood, future Earth is so irradiated that most humans are sterile, and the births that do happen are usually [[UnPerson "Un-Babies"]] with severe defects. This leads to a theocracy in which the few remaining fertile women become [[SexSlave sex slaves]] for powerful men.

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* In "TheHandmaidsTale" ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'' by Margaret Atwood, future Earth is so irradiated that most humans are sterile, and the births that do happen are usually [[UnPerson "Un-Babies"]] with severe defects. This leads to a theocracy in which the few remaining fertile women become [[SexSlave sex slaves]] for powerful men.
17th Aug '15 2:22:39 AM Spindriver
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* The 1992 novel ''Literature/ChildrenOfMen'' by P. D. James.

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* The 1992 novel ''Literature/ChildrenOfMen'' by P. D. James.James.
* ''Greybeard'', by Creator/BrianWAldiss, has a childless world caused by a SterilityPlague.[[note]]This was published decades before the somewhat similar ''Literature/ChildrenOfMen'' (see above). Hence, [[ScifiGhetto there was a certain amount of irritation in the SF fan community when P.D. James was credited with having come up with a new and original idea by literary critics]].[[/note]]
14th Aug '15 10:26:50 PM MayumiTsuji
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* In ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'', when people stopped being able to die, they also stopped being able to give birth, so with no new children being born in fifteen years the world's population has shrunk considerably. The only exceptions are twelve-year-old Ai, whose very birth is shrouded in mystery, and [[spoiler:Ulla's twin sister Celica, who was born fifteen years ago but because she was frozen in time, is still a baby.]]
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