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ルルノイエの都市および人口の規模について(英訳)(アドベントカレンダー 5日目)

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ルルノイエの都市および人口の規模について

「ルルノイエの都市および人口の規模」について、ひいらぎ湖城さん (@hyakumansekai) が Twitter にて述べられています。以下、一連のツイートです。スレッドの引用なので、一つの URL につき 2つ のツイートがぶら下がりますが、閲覧上の問題はありません。

英語訳

御本人に快諾いただき、上記ツイートを英訳しました。以下に記載します。

It is a difficult issue whether a population of L'Renouille, which is about 25,000, is large or small. What is the criteria? The following description is my own opinion.

The food and the money determine a population of the city. As the food, in most cities, food production depends on the suburbs so a transport efficiency matters.

Therefore if a major food in the city is the rice plants, it is a positive point. If the city has a port, it is also a positive one. On the other hand, a high disaster (war disaster) possibility is a negative point as the city and its population.

Today a rail network, which is a revolutionary system, is popular and the production efficiency of food has increased by breed improvement. Namely even a small area enables to support a lot of population and a large area is not necessary.

Nevertheless the Edo period is an old one, the population of Edo city is a lot but it is an exceptional instance. Kuroshio Current and the high transport technology with some rivers make it possible to increase population. Many cities in Japan have better conditions that is suitable for rice plants and flexible for transport by river.

From 1600 to 1700, without materials I assume some local castle towns have about from 20,000 to 40,000 population. I guess most of the castle towns are composed as the city.

Perhaps the main industry in Highland is flour because there are few forest around it and this fact shows few amount of rainfall.

Additionally the main industry in Sajah Village seems an animal industry. In the region whose main industry is an animal one, the amount of rainfall is not enough to grow rice.

So it is reasonable that a population of L'Renouille, which doesn't have a port and an advantage of population, is smaller than that of Japan.

By the way what about the cities around Dunan? Two River has the largest population in the City alliance, 17,000. The next one is Muse, 13,000. No city even with farming villages has over 25,000. The people in Dunan must be sure a population of L'Renouille is very large.

A comparison between Harmonia, other cities and L'Renouille is necessary to be clear that whether 25,000 is large or not. But I believe L'Renouille is a metropolis in Dunan area.

That is to say, L'Renouille is a big city.

考察

ツイート中にもあるように、不確定な要素がいくつか含まれるため、正確な結論は誰にも得られないと思います。しかし、食料産業を軸にした論理的な本考察は、一つの結論として非常に納得でき、とても意義と価値があるものだと思いました。

*1:現時点では 4日目 の記事がまだ書かれていませんが……

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