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Metropolis - I was impressed by the number of cities with a...

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1Will Roper HIST 210 Ed Mathieu I was born and raised in a small town in Georgia, and so my perception of big cities and the lifestyle is not a positive one. So I was able to relate to this article which talks a lot about problems with overpopulation, sanitation, etc. The subject of population growth surprised me, but it makes since that the growth would be nearly exponential. It was not the growth of the cities that surprised me as much as the time that they grew.
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Unformatted text preview: I was impressed by the number of cities with a million people in them rose from five to fourteen in a few decades. With expansion rates like these, it’s no wonder that cities had problems with population control, poverty, and sanitation. The art of urban planning and governing was still new to the world, and the result came in the form of massive, sprawling, dirty cities....
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