I have spoken about this before . A successful country has both population control and planned free market economy . The size of a population should be kept at ideal levels . The ideal level for population will allow for the fastest growth and decline to maximum and minimum desirable population levels . The maximum and minimum population levels are needed to cope with events such as war and famine or industrial growth . The method of determining the ideal population level can be done using scientific methods .
There is nothing wrong with a large population if you have the ability to provide them with employment and food in my opinion. I would like Iran's population to exceed 100 million, but only if they can all be employed, all be fed, housed and educated and if our cities, roads and public transport system can handle that number.
Uninhability is also a relative term too. Look at Las Vegas or Dubai or Riyahd. You are going to need a lot of desalinisation plants, but it can be done. Also currently a few cities in Iran are overpopulated (Tehran) others are actually not.
Also currently a few cities in Iran are overpopulated (Tehran) others are actually not.
, the reduction in democracy (a bigger population gives less value to each individual vote.
Gottfrid,I think population growth has a lot to do with military needs as well.