posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 09:07 AM
On a more serious note, boymonkey is right. There would be mass chaos initially, even from people you wouldn't expect.
Take farmers for instance - you would think they'd be fine in an 1800s world. You'd be wrong. Farmers these days rely heavily on major agroscience
companies who increase crop yields and densities by as much as 300%. That's before we even go in to pesticides and herbicides preventing total crop
Do you know how farmers in the 1800s protected their farms? I don't. I doubt many farmers do any more either.
The centralised nature of modern living would be a problem - with the largest cities in the UK being anywhere from 500,000 to 1,000,000 strong,
cannibalism and street gangs would rule the population hubs for decades. They would conquer their respective cities and launch short term orientated
raids against the rural areas of the UK, killing off the few people who might be able to bring back a semblance of civilisation. They would survive
for a while on old world tech and tins, killing off the skilled individuals to steal their crops, until they died off themselves due to population
stagnation and wars.
Mad Max style.