posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 12:15 PM
I was thinking about this the other day and the question I have is how many dead would it take for a situation X to occur.
By Situation X, I mean a complete break down of civilization for an extended period of time. (Not covering short term anarchy such as followed
hurricane Katrina in New Orleans)
For instance if there was a nuclear terrorist attack on say New York it would be bad on the ground but hopefully the government would still be able to
keep control of the country. However what if 5 cities were hit or ten or twenty? What if Washington DC was one of those hit?
Conversely estimates for dieses such as bird flu vary from minor around 5%, which should be controllable by a government, all the way to 50% and 66%
deaths out of the total population, in which case it would be difficult for any government to retain control and anarchy would likely ensue.
So how many deaths does it take for a situation X to occur?