And, of course, that was an April Fools joke. Nobody's population has been changed. You can stop writing me e-mails now!
Good news! A long-running bug that allowed some nations to grow
much faster than they deserved has now been fixed. This means nations
can no longer benefit from abusing the so-called "population bug."
Because it's impossible to tell who exploited the population bug and who didn't, all nation's populations have been reset to 5 million. This way we can ensure a level playing field.