Population is the number of billion of inhabitants in the civilization or Colony.
The primary way to generate is through Population, subject to the hard limit of the Growth, and the soft limit of Population Cap. Approval
The is generally increased by constructing Population Capcities using . Food
is a soft cap on Approval, because Population is calculated by the Approval divided by the Morale. Since Population is independent of Morale, any Population will decrease Growth, which in turn will decrease the Approval bonus to Approval. Growth
Other direct effects to include: Population
is the most important bonus to Population. For example, a Raw Production of 10 will add +10 to Population. The Raw Production is also the denominator when calculating Population. Approval