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1st Mar '17 9:32:14 AM zarpaulus
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** On the other hand, rejected outright in ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''. The Terran Federation believes that if humanity were to instate birth control and stop expanding they'd be wiped out by another, more aggressive species.
27th Feb '17 9:04:26 PM Adept
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* In ''ScrappedPrincess'', the entire world is allowed to have only so many human residents; when the population gets too big, the excesses are killed off by the Peacemakers.

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* In ''ScrappedPrincess'', ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'', the entire world is allowed to have only so many human residents; when the population gets too big, the excesses are killed off by the Peacemakers.
15th Feb '17 9:29:11 AM KizunaTallis
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* China's one-child policy (before the policy was instituted China ''encouraged'' births), although there are ''many'' loopholes. [[labelnote:*]]You can have two kids if you live abroad (or, presumably as many as you want if you've emigrated ''permanently''), if both parents are only children, if you've divorced and remarried, or if you're an ethnic minority. Also, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money helps]].[[/labelnote]] China's experienced the same "prosperity + improving women's rights = smaller families" formula as happened in the West starting in the '60s and '70s - the one-child policy now largely stands on its own institutional inertia. Combined with an ''equally'' inertial culture of misogyny, this leads to couples killing baby daughters so they can try again for a son. This has finally started to bite China in the ass, as now [[MarsNeedsWomen China Needs Women]].

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* China's one-child policy (before the policy was instituted instituted, China ''encouraged'' births), although there are were ''many'' loopholes. [[labelnote:*]]You loopholes (you can have two kids if you live abroad (or, abroad, or, presumably as many as you want if you've emigrated ''permanently''), ''permanently'', if both parents are only children, if you've divorced and remarried, or if you're an ethnic minority.minority). Also, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money helps]].[[/labelnote]] China's Eventually, China experienced the same "prosperity + improving women's rights = smaller families" formula as happened in the West starting in the '60s and '70s - the one-child policy now largely stands on its own institutional inertia. Combined with an ''equally'' inertial culture of misogyny, this leads led to couples killing aborting female fetuses and [[ParentalAbandonment abandoning baby daughters daughters]] (that often ended up [[HappilyAdopted being adopted by western families]]) so they can try again for a son. This has finally started naturally came back to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard bite China the country in the ass, ass]] ''hard'', as now [[MarsNeedsWomen China Desperately Needs Women]].
3rd Feb '17 6:26:02 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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** As of 2016, this policy has been changed to a two-child policy, and Chinese couples are now allowed two children.
13th Jan '17 5:32:43 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', Earth licenses couples to have a number of children based on the parents' genes and social contributions. This is presented quite neutrally (Asimov considered overpopulation to be a major threat). Spacer societies are considered less moral, since they combine population control with eugenic breeding programs and mandated late term abortion.

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* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', Earth licenses couples to have a number of children based on the parents' genes and social contributions. This is presented quite neutrally (Asimov considered overpopulation to be a major threat). Spacer societies are considered less moral, since they combine population control with eugenic breeding programs and mandated late term abortion.abortion (late term as in "all the way up to adulthood").




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* The giant eagles from ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'' have a law that their tribe must have only a hundred birds, due to limited food resources. Since they often live up to two hundred, any new baby receives a lot of attention. The one bird that appears in the story attempted a coup after the tribe's chief attempted to put himself on top of the queue.
7th Dec '16 8:39:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/LogansRun'': The population in the [[CrapsaccharineWorld seemingly utopian]] future world is maintained by executing everyone who reaches the age of thirty.


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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': There's an episode where SG-1 visits a planet where the whole population has been herded into a DomedCity with the rest of the world outside being a DeathWorld similar to Venus. The entire population is also linked to a central computer through neural implants so they can instantly receive new information. When people start disappearing one by one and [[RetGone instantly fade from the collective memory of every other citizen]] (including the wife of a happily married scientist who chillingly doesn't even know who SG-1 are talking about), it turns out that the computer has been selecting people to sacrifice themselves by leaving the dome because the energy supply of the dome has been decreasing for a while, causing the dome to shrink. At the end SG-1 figures out that the city used to support a population of 100,000; when they first arrive on the planet there are only '''''1,000''''' people left.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': There's an episode where the team visits a world [[TeenageWasteland populated only by teenagers and children]] because every member of the tribe commits suicide at the age of 25. This is also because of an energy shield problem, one that was installed by [[{{Precursors}} the Ancients]] to protect the planet from the Wraith (the BigBad of the show who are basically life-sucking space vampires)--only it doesn't cover the whole planet, so the Ancients gave their ancestors instructions on how to manage their population so they wouldn't have to leave the protected area. Atlantis eventually fixes the problem by providing the tribe with a greater power supply.
7th Dec '16 7:36:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Nazis also had a series of variants for domestic policy outside Germany, particularly in the General Government (Polish) and Reichskomissariat Ostland, Ukraine, Muscowien, and Caucasus (USSR) zones. There would be a short-term 1/4 reduction in the size of the native populations (about 10 million Poles and 50 million Soviets) to make room for ethnic Germans settlers to be installed across the territor. After that, native population levels would be maintained or even decreased through controls on reproduction. Once the German population in those areas was sufficiently large, the remaining natives (by now fewer than 200 million) would be phased out entirely through ethnic cleansing or extermination.

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** The Nazis also had a series of variants for domestic policy outside Germany, particularly in the General Government (Polish) and Reichskomissariat Ostland, Ukraine, Muscowien, and Caucasus (USSR) zones. There would be a short-term 1/4 reduction in the size of the native populations (about 10 million Poles and 50 million Soviets) to make room for ethnic Germans settlers to be installed across the territor.territory. After that, native population levels would be maintained or even decreased through controls on reproduction. Once the German population in those areas was sufficiently large, the remaining natives (by now fewer than 200 million) would be phased out entirely through ethnic cleansing or extermination.
7th Dec '16 7:35:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nazi Germany had a variation for German policy. "Pure" Aryans were encouraged to have as many children as possible through public recognition and generous state benefits, and birth control was outlawed. Tens of thousands of others including the products of miscegeneation (i.e. German and Non-Ethnic-European biological parents, generally African) and those with inheritable physical or mental conditions were forcibly sterilized. Wartime radicalisation of policy led to the bulk of the disabled population (70,273 people) being secretly euthanised under the 1939-41 Aktion T-4 programme, including 5k under-16s. Ultimately Hitler seems to have envisaged permitting 2/3 of the German population to reproduce at the very most, seeing the other 1/3 or more as being unfit to ensure the future supremacy of the German nation.
* Nazi Germany also had a series of variants for domestic policy outside Germany, particularly in the General Government (Polish) and Reichskomissariat Ostland, Ukraine, Muscowien, and Caucasus (USSR) zones. There would be a short-term 1/4 reduction in the size of the native populations (about 10 million Poles and 50 million Soviets) to make room for ethnic Germans settlers to be installed across the territor. After that, native population levels would be maintained or even decreased through controls on reproduction. Once the German population in those areas was sufficiently large, the remaining natives (by now fewer than 200 million) would be phased out entirely through ethnic cleansing or extermination.

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had a variation for German policy. "Pure" Aryans were encouraged to have as many children as possible through public recognition and generous state benefits, and birth control was outlawed. Tens of thousands of others including the products of miscegeneation (i.e. German and Non-Ethnic-European biological parents, generally African) and those with inheritable physical or mental conditions were forcibly sterilized. Wartime radicalisation of policy led to the bulk of the disabled population (70,273 people) being secretly euthanised under the 1939-41 Aktion T-4 programme, including 5k under-16s. Ultimately Hitler seems to have envisaged permitting 2/3 of the German population to reproduce at the very most, seeing the other 1/3 or more as being unfit to ensure the future supremacy of the German nation.
* Nazi Germany ** The Nazis also had a series of variants for domestic policy outside Germany, particularly in the General Government (Polish) and Reichskomissariat Ostland, Ukraine, Muscowien, and Caucasus (USSR) zones. There would be a short-term 1/4 reduction in the size of the native populations (about 10 million Poles and 50 million Soviets) to make room for ethnic Germans settlers to be installed across the territor. After that, native population levels would be maintained or even decreased through controls on reproduction. Once the German population in those areas was sufficiently large, the remaining natives (by now fewer than 200 million) would be phased out entirely through ethnic cleansing or extermination.
7th Dec '16 7:34:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* China's one-child policy, although there are ''many'' loopholes. [[labelnote:*]]You can have two kids if you live abroad (or, presumably as many as you want if you've emigrated ''permanently''), if both parents are only children, if you've divorced and remarried, or if you're an ethnic minority. Also, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money helps]].[[/labelnote]] China's experienced the same "prosperity + improving women's rights = smaller families" formula as happened in the West starting in the '60s and '70s - the one-child policy now largely stands on its own institutional inertia.
** Combined with an ''equally'' inertial culture of misogyny, this leads to couples killing baby daughters so they can try again for a son. This has finally started to bite China in the ass, as now [[MarsNeedsWomen China Needs Women]].
** And before the policy was instituted China encouraged births.
* Nazi Germany had a variation for German policy. "Pure" Aryans were encouraged to have as many children as possible through public recognition and generous state benefits, and birth control was outlawed. Tens of thousands of others including the products of miscegeneation (i.e. German and Non-Ethnic-European biological parents, generally African) and those with inheritable physical or mental conditions were forcibly sterilized. Wartime radicalisation of policy led to the bulk of the disabled population (70,273 people) being secretly euthanised under the 1939-41 Aktion T-4 programme, including 5k under-16s.
** Ultimately Hitler seems to have envisaged permitting 2/3 of the German population to reproduce at the very most, seeing the other 1/3 or more as being unfit to ensure the future supremacy of the German nation.

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* China's one-child policy, policy (before the policy was instituted China ''encouraged'' births), although there are ''many'' loopholes. [[labelnote:*]]You can have two kids if you live abroad (or, presumably as many as you want if you've emigrated ''permanently''), if both parents are only children, if you've divorced and remarried, or if you're an ethnic minority. Also, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money helps]].[[/labelnote]] China's experienced the same "prosperity + improving women's rights = smaller families" formula as happened in the West starting in the '60s and '70s - the one-child policy now largely stands on its own institutional inertia.
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inertia. Combined with an ''equally'' inertial culture of misogyny, this leads to couples killing baby daughters so they can try again for a son. This has finally started to bite China in the ass, as now [[MarsNeedsWomen China Needs Women]].
** And before the policy was instituted China encouraged births.
* Nazi Germany had a variation for German policy. "Pure" Aryans were encouraged to have as many children as possible through public recognition and generous state benefits, and birth control was outlawed. Tens of thousands of others including the products of miscegeneation (i.e. German and Non-Ethnic-European biological parents, generally African) and those with inheritable physical or mental conditions were forcibly sterilized. Wartime radicalisation of policy led to the bulk of the disabled population (70,273 people) being secretly euthanised under the 1939-41 Aktion T-4 programme, including 5k under-16s.
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under-16s. Ultimately Hitler seems to have envisaged permitting 2/3 of the German population to reproduce at the very most, seeing the other 1/3 or more as being unfit to ensure the future supremacy of the German nation.



* Some regional governments in poorer parts of India have introduced the "honeymoon bonus", offering money to newlyweds who agree not to have children.
** Also to young men who agree to get vasectomies, even if they aren't married.

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* Some regional governments in poorer parts of India have introduced the "honeymoon bonus", offering money to newlyweds who agree not to have children.
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children. Also to young men who agree to get vasectomies, even if they aren't married.



** A similar system has been implemented in Ukraine, although it has a reduced effect, as the population growth is still negative. This has resulted in many kindergartens shutting down (why keep them open when they make no money), and any parents requiring to get in line almost as soon as their child is born in order to have a shot at putting their child into one of the remaining ones.

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** * A similar system has been implemented in Ukraine, although it has a reduced effect, as the population growth is still negative. This has resulted in many kindergartens shutting down (why keep them open when they make no money), and any parents requiring to get in line almost as soon as their child is born in order to have a shot at putting their child into one of the remaining ones.



* Somewhat inverted in the case of the Soviet Union, where there was a tax placed on being a bachelor. While it is not explicitly a pro-birth measure, the implication was that it would lead to more births.
** The idea was that anyone who didn't marry and have kids didn't contribute enough to the state and the people. After all, any child is a future worker/peasant loyal to the party.

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* Somewhat inverted in the case of the Soviet Union, where there was a tax placed on being a bachelor. While it is not explicitly a pro-birth measure, the implication was that it would lead to more births.
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births. The idea was that anyone who didn't marry and have kids didn't contribute enough to the state and the people. After all, any child is a future worker/peasant loyal to the party.
5th Oct '16 12:18:27 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* In ''Series/Fringe,'' the United States government in the AlternateUniverse has proposed a bill that would enact a two-child policy. While most citizens are opposed to the bill, members from two of the three major political parties support it.

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* In ''Series/Fringe,'' ''Series/{{Fringe}},'' the United States government in the AlternateUniverse has proposed a bill that would enact a two-child policy. While most citizens are opposed to the bill, members from two of the three major political parties support it.
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