i try to write stuff in a minimal fashion if at all possible, so yes it may be oversimplified

large cities exist only by virtue of the basic services available to support them, thus Rome could have 1 million inhabitants, but it was a city that functioned on slave labour (constructing miles of aqueducts fir example.)

The steam engine substituted for human muscle and allowed cities to expand

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