The population estimates are taken mainly from www.populstat.com and www.worldometers.info and here for ancient China and here for ancient India.
Estimated Total is 200 million
China estimated at 60 million, India 60 million, and the Parthian Empire (modern day Iran) between 7 - 20 million
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With regards to Iran, a census in 1857 showed Persia (as it was again known) to be just 4 million. Since 1857 Iran has grown to 80 million.
In this Roman Empire estimate from 14 AD, the eastern region shows Anatolia (modern day Turkey) with 8 million, Egypt and Libya 5 million, Syria and Judaea 4 million, the Greek Peninsula 3 million, totalling 20 million.
In the West, Italy including Rome shows 7 million, Gaul (ie Britain & France) plus Germany 6 million, Iberia (Spain) 5 million, Danube Region (ie Austria-Hungary & Slavic peoples) 3 million, Maghreb (Northern Africa) 3 million, Others 1 million, totalling 25 million.
The population of the other individual nations / tribes in the rest of Asia was probably less than one million. This was also the case in much of Africa, in Australia, and also America, in their "pueblos" as the Spanish later called their villages. Where every tribe with their own languages and in most cases, their own scripts settled after the flood. People as now moved to where education, farms and townships, trade roads and ports predominated, and where business contracts could be made.
Regarding ancient maps 400 BC to 400 AD
In the columns below, India includes the modern countries of Pakistan and Bangladesh up to 1900.
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|India||Pakistan||Bangladesh||Indonesia||Japan||Russia & USSR(1922‑1991)|
|Area Sq.Kms.||9.5 million||3.3 million||880,000||150,000||1.9 million|
|Mandarin||Hindi||Punjabi & English||Bengali||Javanese & Indonesian||Japanese|
|1 AD||60||60||< 1||< 1||< 1|
While North Korea is about 26 million today.
In 1900, its share of the population was about 7 million, and in 1945 about 9 million. At least 400,000 refugees fled south with Korea's division, though the figure may have been as high as 4 million over the five years 1945-1950. In May 1946 it became illegal to cross the 38th Parallel without a permit. In 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea with the aid of Stalin and Mao. Both sides lost between 1 - 1½ million people each during the following three year war, the UN, well, mainly the US, assisting the south.
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|1300||5||Bubonic Plague (Black Death in England) 1348-1349 and 1361-1362|
Scotland, Wales and Ireland, historically low populations, relative to England
|Island of Ireland|
|1844-46||Great Potato Famine, a time when 3 million people in Ireland were dependent on the potato crop as a food source, disease probably from the US wiped it out during three years. By 1851, 22,000 had died from starvation, a conservative figure of 400,000 had died from famine-related diseases (diphtheria, dysentery, cholera, smallpox, influenza), and one million had emigrated, mostly to the US.|
|Area Sq.Kms.||7.7 million||9.8 million||10 million||2 million||8.5 million|
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