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Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 2:55 a.m. PST


WarpSpeed10 Nov 2022 6:41 a.m. PST

Go to an extreme third world nation,they will survive.Brush up on stone tool manufacturing skills otherwise.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 1:09 p.m. PST

"Collapse of society" so not a physical disaster or a nuclear war.

So… a place with fertile farmland and down-to-earth people who believe in hard work and helping out their neighbors in need.
Hmmm… seems like I already live there.
Tennessee for the win.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 1:34 p.m. PST

British Columbia

Micman Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 2:55 p.m. PST

It really does depend on what causes the collapse.

Parzival has the right idea though.

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 2:57 p.m. PST


ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 3:54 p.m. PST

The problem with places like Tennessee or Maine is that while those areas might do well, they are potentially surrounded by areas who are not doing well and might try to move in on those places that are. So I think being surrounded by some nice barrier like an ocean would be a good idea. Think I'll go with New Zealand.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2022 3:33 a.m. PST

As noted, it depends a lot on the trigger. I picked thoroughly isolated islands not too badly overpopulated. But if the trigger were a depopulating event--a plague, say--several of those socially stable mainland agricultural regions would move up in the ratings. Never pick an imperial capital such as DC, though: places which survive on tribute can lose 90% or more of population when the empire goes. They may not even continue to exist.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Nov 2022 9:12 a.m. PST

Most third world locations actually survive on tribute in the modern age. Their populations have outstripped their ability to produce.

With Parzival on down to earth area and ScottWashburn for finding somplace defensible.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2022 11:38 a.m. PST

Agree that places like New Zealand (or maybe Ireland) would be good – I think Old Contemptible has a good idea; fertile farmland but unlike Tennessee has some nice big mountains to keep people from less fortunate places out

Prince Edward Island would also be a good place – great farmland and hard working farmers

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2022 7:19 a.m. PST

You can lump "major metropolitan areas" in with that observation, etotheipi.

Volleyfire13 Nov 2022 4:55 a.m. PST

The Scilly Isles. I'd have said the Outer Hebrides but I think they're awfully wet and windy these days.

COL Scott ret14 Nov 2022 5:25 a.m. PST

I am with Parzival, and Tennessee does have neighbors but most of them are also mostly similar so less likely to join the zombies. They might even work together- once their less survivable urban centers are gone.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2022 3:01 p.m. PST

Mark Twain said "I want to be in Kentucky when the world ends because it's always 20 years behind." Or words to that effect

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