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The "not very effective population checks" are a clear feature of the industrial revolution era.
implies very clearly that it was not a feature of the preceding epochs.

Which is wrong, as anybody who has even cursory familiarity with European economic and demographic history would know.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jun 29th, 2015 at 11:50:35 PM EST
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Rlight, that implies that it is not a feature of anything else, anywhere anywhen. And that there was no Europe exceptionality in the last thousand years.
by das monde on Tue Jun 30th, 2015 at 01:06:16 AM EST
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