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What would you say is the number one threat to lead to an end-of-the-world-like scenario? A terrorist attack? An EMP strike? A natural disaster? An economic collapse?
All of these are possibilities, but in each one, a thick population density will make it far worse. There’s no denying that people panic when a crisis occurs, and that panic is only multiplied when more people are living closely to one another.
More people will be killed in a shorter period of time in the major cities, the roads will be clogged as people and families try to escape, and furthermore, just look at the other threats that we listed first. Many of them are directly connected to population density.
If an economic collapse were to occur, then urbanized cities would be simply unable to rebuild their economies as fast as more rural areas (with coal mining, logging, farmer’s markets, etc.) could.
originally posted by: vonclod
How about Iowa?, can't remember the city, I think he said about an hour from Sioux City. A buddy of mine just bought a house there..going to be a big move! Giant house for less than the cost of a sh#tty appt here.
originally posted by: watchitburn
Does anyone still live in Detroit?
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: sevenpod
Several decades back, an American being interviewed on British television was trying to identify a "safe place" in America. One by one, he ruled out nearly every region because of the various natural and other calamities that could occur (you will know what they are better than I can remember), and he came to the conclusion that the only really safe location in the entire country was Idaho. I remember that. Defnitely Idaho. A few months later, I saw a news report about an armed house-siege taking place in Idaho. My guess is that very similar calculations had been attracting all sorts of crazy people to the country.
It must be very hard to second-guess these things. Do you know the story about the man who started looking for an isolated island in the southern hemisphere, to get away from the nuclear war he expected in the north, and ended up in the Falklands just in time for the Argentine invasion?