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Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
This is funny, IF Americas goverment collaspes, other nations who are strong are going to do one thing..... March in there troop and carve a niche out of America. And if it does happen how the hell you going to get to Europe or Asia Re-build the mayflower? No nation will except American Refuges on there own soil. This is one heavily armed camp you better make nice with the local street gangs,.
Originally posted by Silver Shadow
These types of threads are popping up on Forums all over the internet.
Americans deciding where they would prefer to go and live overseas.
But what makes you think any other country will accept Americans these days?
Suppose a hundred and fifty million Chinese after some discussion on the internet, and research, all decide to immigrate to America when the economy or politics in China goes bad ?
Yeah, the State Department will not only welcome all one hundred fifty million Chinese, put them ALL on welfare, they will invite another two hundred and fifty million of their relatives to come and live in America as well.
Americans just cannot understand this problem. A small country is just not going to allow a vast and very sudden population migration from a much larger country, just because people wish to go and live there.
It is actually funny hearing so many Americans say we will all come and live in New Zealand, it sounds like such a lovely little place..
Do you really expect a country that has a total population of just under four million to suddenly accept an influx of maybe eight million Americans ?
It ain't going to happen under any circumstances.
Maybe a very few thousand at the very most, if you are lucky, and apply early. But you could be waiting years, even if you are eventually successful.
Same goes for many other small countries.
You should have been out of the US ten years ago. Now it is really too late.
It is no longer a question of where would you like to go, but who will accept you as an immigrant these days. The world is full of refugees trying to escape something.
Americans simply cannot understand any of this.
Originally posted by chiron613
But really, hard times does not equal death. If we can get enough food to eat, have some place to live, clean drinking water, safety, the rest is gravy.
Originally posted by contemplator
It was very tough for me to get in NZ, in the end my wife helped matters (being she's a kiwi). The biggest problem I have with Americans coming here is that they do not know how to leave America behind and embrace NZ culture. NZ is a simple, thrifty, laid back country in comparison to the US. I have embraced their culture and blend in fine (when in rome), but every so often I 'see' an over the top American in NZ that makes me cringe. For example they'll be driving a giant Chrysler or Humvee (most NZ vehicles are tiny as are parking spaces), baseball cap on backwards, corvette t-shirt, sneakers and jeans, being loud and obnoxious. The worst was this dude in a giant Chrysler who had a custom euro license plate with an American flag on it. It said GO USA,, It's like.. if you like it that much then please go home.. My biggest fear is an influx of Americans and NZ then proceeds to go to sh&% and I'm stuck with the exact thing I got away from.
Originally posted by alien
...dear Lord please not New Zealand...
...got enough issues here as it is without a whole lot more rocking up like a plague of locusts...
...sort your own backyard out before camping out in someone elses...