With half of all people gone, the infrastructure and food must have been greatly reduced. In five years, how would they have fed a population that suddenly doubled?

  • It's called rationing.
    – Valorum
    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:45
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    They eat a lot of meat (that also came back)? scifi.stackexchange.com/a/206660/101407
    – DavidW
    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:47
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    Delicious, juicy whale meat, straight from the Hudson! Jul 11, 2019 at 13:02
  • Well, when the snap happened, we still had food supply which fed 100% of the population minus the livestock. Assuming people are still making food, there should be enough food to feed the people who came back until everything was in working order again. Now, what happened to the people who disappeared while in an airplane?
    – Huangism
    Jul 11, 2019 at 20:18

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At the end of Endgame, the un-snappening results in the return of all of the humans and other forms of life that Thanos destroyed in the Snap.

enter image description here Scott Lang (Ant Man) looks at a bird nesting in a tree which is now miraculously two birds.

This presumably includes a significant number of animals (and plants?) that are now available for harvesting. The governments of the world, now back up to fighting strength in terms of manpower, presumably had contingency plans in place in case the population returned as fast as it had disappeared. This would presumably include the stockpiling of rationable items like MREs.

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    I was under the impression that the snap didn’t affect plant life.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:50
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    "All life!"
    – Valorum
    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:53
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    Aye I’ve seen that answer but the evidence I’ve seen in the films contradict it and I think I’ve seen an interview where it says sentient or words to that affect which would exclude plant life. Would have to try and dig it up though.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:55
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    @TheLethalCarrot: Umm... Jul 9, 2019 at 23:42
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    @ThePopMachine Groot isn’t exactly your every day plant life though is he.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jul 9, 2019 at 23:46

Far From Home shows that a number of issues have been caused by the Blip, Aunt May is hosting a benefit to raise money for all those made homeless by the blip (she says she reappeared in her old apartment to find other people living there). I imagine other charities have been set up and governments have had to scramble to deal with the sudden influx of people. There are also the added issues, people who claimed to have been snapped when they where not, pay out of life insurance now needing to be paid back, children and babies blipping back with no idea where there parents are living now. Parents blipping back and having to hunt down and find there children who have had 5 years dealing with the loss of there families. I imagine as well that a number of people committed suicide, died of natural causes etc, they won't have returned and people who where snapped out will have to deal with emotional fallout of finding out they have returned, but there mother/father/husband/wife/son/daughter is dead. I imagine the impact will reverberate around the MCU for a few more films yet.

  • That sounds about right. A few more films for people to forget the most significant event in human history.
    – Adamant
    Jul 11, 2019 at 11:05
  • How does that answer the OP's question ? You just had more questions >.<
    – TinyDoowy
    Jul 11, 2019 at 13:41
  • I am showing that Far from Home shows how one aspect of the Blip is handled, so far this is the thing that has been shown by the MCU.
    – Richard C
    Jul 11, 2019 at 15:16

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