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Old 07-27-2009, 03:37 PM
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Wether it's nuclear winter, bare wasteland or violence and murder galore, how do you imagine post apocalyptic America and what would you do in such a situation? Are you ready?
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You'd kind of have to specify how the Apocalypse came about. A pandemic that killed off 90% for the worl's population but let all the buildings and supplies intact without changing the weather would be very different from a nuclear war that trashed huge amounts of everything, as would a mega-Yellowstone eruption or meteor strike that shook the whole planet and disrupted weather patterns for years afterwards. Different scnarios, different responses. You might check through the fiction section for some ideas.
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Well I kinda left that up to you guys. Like what would make the US apocalyptic and how would you imagine life afterwards.
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It's easy. Everyone is dead exept for me and the Playboy girls. I relocate to the Playboy mansion with all my guns and start life from scratch. I will be known as the Great Father.
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Whilst I understand you perspective Flex, you realize all of your children will have to marry step brothers/sisters. Talk about inbreeding!

PS I get the Penthouse Pets!!!
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Whilst I understand you perspective Flex, you realize all of your children will have to marry step brothers/sisters. Talk about inbreeding!

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Considering that their moms were not that bright to begin with, I don't think anyone would notice any difference. Besides, who needs brains when you have beauty.
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Wether it's nuclear winter, bare wasteland or violence and murder galore, how do you imagine post apocalyptic America and what would you do in such a situation? Are you ready?
I think most any situation would lead to violence and murder galore... just my 2.
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after the worse is over, OBAMA will emurge from his underground fortress. he will spread hope and change throughout the land, and re-build an america michelle can feel proud of.
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after the worse is over, OBAMA will emurge from his underground fortress. he will spread hope and change throughout the land, and re-build an america michelle can feel proud of.
You just killed such an optimistic thread.
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Call me sick or narcissistic, but that sounds like heaven to me.
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I think it is ingrained into most living things to restructure ,work collectively and maintain order. Whether it's a pride of lions , a pack of wolves or a colony of ants. Chaos could reign among mankind temporarily (weeks or months), but a communal mentality would eventually re-emerge. Charismatic people of all skill sets would take the lead in rebuilding a functioning society.
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Just look at some overseas countries... It might look A LOT like one of those.

Dirty, smelly, trashed, quiet, and dangerous.

Maybe a rare small village/town here and there, maybe some drifters and gangs.
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Post Apocalyptic America
Greater Depression Causes Ag Failure and Famine, Massive World Die Off.
Cap and Trade Carbon Tax Causes Ag Failure, Famine, and Massive World Die Off.
Pacific Impact Leading to Ice age, Famine, Massive World Die Off.
Global Oil Shortage Leading to Ag Failure, Famine, Massive World Die Off.
Middle East War Goes Nuclear, Massive World Die Off.

The way I see it, it does not much matter what triggers the crisis. If Farmers in the US can not continue to grow massive bumper crops of corn, wheat, and rice, the US and the world is going to starve and the world population will collapse. I expect a die off of 80-90%. Cheers.
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I think the best case scenario will have us looking alot like South Africa. Large portions of the population living at poverty levels without basic services. And living in areas with massive violent crime. Though some form of national goverment that still maintains some regional power.

Worst case: Failed state with surviving populations under the sway of various local and regional warlords. Be they criminal gangs, elected officals, military officals, or what have you. And some may gain control of parts of our nuclear stockpiles.
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