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Sure there will be a large outbreak of violence, after an undetermined period of time. However this will subside rather quickly, and not because of military intervention
It was at Northfield, Minnesota in 1876 that a robbery at the First National Bank went sour with three of the James Gang dying in an onslaught of gun fire. The bullets came from all sides every James Gang member was being wounded
Originally posted by salchanra
I for one would be very upset that I spent all of that money on a hand crank radio that is now useless.
How long would it take the masses to figure out what happened, and that everyone was blacked out? For the short term, I would guess most would simply accept it as the grid being down and wait it out, traditionally what happens when the power goes. Then people will realize that their cells are down, no news is getting anywhere, and eventually, they will start to worry and panic.
I cant see the military stepping in and declaring martial law, they need juice to move just like the rest of us. Sure, D.C. can declare it, but how do you tell anyone in California that?
I like the idea of looters stealing plasma screens and PS3's, then to get home and think, oh, right.
As a world wide scale, I prefer not to think about what can and will happen. I cant possibly predict that or plan for it. All I can do is the same thing I try to do for every possible event. Prepare now for everything. Should an EMP wipe the world clean from electronics, oh well, it was nice while it lasted, but I can survive without electricity. Yes its nice, but not something we must have to survive. Would miss my radio however.
Originally posted by funny_pom
What I am talking about here is most likely a solar emission that, upon impact with the Earth’s atmosphere causes a reaction resulting in the short-circuiting of all electronic components, the world over.