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  • There is something that is bugging me, and that is what the hell is the state of the rest of the world.

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    • There are two threats in the forum I remember having good ideas to that question

      What happend to the rest of the world

      country's/infected

      I for myself am thinking it's everywhere pretty f***ed up like in the game. Somewhere with less hostile groups and more teamwork but everywhere dangerous and dirty.

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    • I rescind my earlier statement from one of those threads. I'm pretty sure the entire world is in as much trouble. Otherwise we'd be seeing some form of a foreign aid system set up.

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    • Brainwasher is right, because if some parts of the world say Britain was cleared of the CBI, you would see an international task force helping foreign nations fight back at the infected. If you look closely enough I remember seeing a noticeboard just before you exit the sewer section, with newspaper snippets. One of which stating "Britain closes all boarders". You can only imagine how the rest of the world is looking.

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    • that's a useful piece of information. So at best Britain's locked down and refuses to admit people for fear of infection, and at worst it means that society has collapsed since then in the UK. It's hard to say which one for sure, although I would add that the last time since America had newspaper service was probably at best 10-15 years ago--a lot could have changed between now and then.

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    • Here's another interesting thought. What happened to astronauts stationed on the international Space Station? I wonder if they got evacuated back to Earth or something. Kind of a strange thought I know but, it is these questions people find the most interesting and engaging.

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    • In Uncharted Three a newspaper claims that sceinteist are trying to solve the mystery to a deadly fungal virus.

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    • GalenDespereaux wrote: In Uncharted Three a newspaper claims that sceinteist are trying to solve the mystery to a deadly fungal virus.

      I think I read somewhere that the devs left that in there as an easter egg but were supposed to take it out and forgot to.

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    • I honestly don't think that the rest of the world that isn't infected or in anarchy would send in people in fear of further spread of the mushrooms

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    • Look For The Light. Believe in the Fireflies

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    • FortunateSurvivor8 wrote:
      Brainwasher is right, because if some parts of the world say Britain was cleared of the CBI, you would see an international task force helping foreign nations fight back at the infected. If you look closely enough I remember seeing a noticeboard just before you exit the sewer section, with newspaper snippets. One of which stating "Britain closes all boarders". You can only imagine how the rest of the world is looking.


      Hmm, I dunno. I mean, some remote parts of the world may be doing okay compared to the US, but they just don't have the resources to go and actually provide aid. The places most capable of providing such aid (like the US and England) are the ones who have the highest populations, are the most densely populated, and see the most tourism and travelling in and out of the countries- qualities that also make them most vulnerable to a virulent, unpredictable disease like CBI. Just because places like Britain and the US are in trouble, doesn't mean that some remote corners of the world didn't manage to maybe avoid CBI.

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    • I'd think that at the very least almost all of the world's countries would be pretty screwed. Otherwise, any country with at least some sort of air capabilities would be able to cropdust/bomb any infected areas gradually, and be able to re-establish some form of control over their area within months or at most a decade or so. The fact that after 20 years or so, the US seemingly hasn't been able to establish communication with *anyone* (or at least, anyone who would be able to send any form of aid) points to most to all of the civilized world breaking down IMO.

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    • Brainwasher5 wrote:
      I'd think that at the very least almost all of the world's countries would be pretty screwed. Otherwise, any country with at least some sort of air capabilities would be able to cropdust/bomb any infected areas gradually, and be able to re-establish some form of control over their area within months or at most a decade or so. The fact that after 20 years or so, the US seemingly hasn't been able to establish communication with *anyone* (or at least, anyone who would be able to send any form of aid) points to most to all of the civilized world breaking down IMO.

      Hmm, you're probably right. I guess I'm just thinking of remote places, like Iceland, that have, like 1 airport and then lots of mountainous, rough terrain and a spread out population. Somplace like that that gets so little travel, without access to air capabilities but that is simply isolated. Just 20 years later, it may just be a matter of small, untouched villages and towns trying to survive on their own rather than worrying about going and helping the rest of the world. I mean, very few countries are actually capable of really providing foreign aid in the event of a mass epidemic (and those are the countries most likely to have been effected by CBI.) I think we're probably supposed to believe that everyone else is in an equally crappy situation, but I just kinda find it hard to believe that this disease just happened to reach every last, remote, corner of the world...


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    • What do you guys think is the worst off country? I would say the United Kingdom, or China. Due to the fact that they have exremely tight firearm control. And not many people in either countries has any gunsmithing knowledge. Most other weapons are heavily-limited too. Best country? Switzerland or Czechoslovakia. Possibly Serbia. Lots of places to hide, and GREAT amount of guns and very free gun legislation.

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    • Interesting thought on gun legislation. Being British myself and coming from a family with strong military service history. Consider the fact that when the CBI hits, the people with the best chance of surviving are physically fit people, with combat experience and other useful skills. Bearing in mind that China and UK both have powerful armed forces. When society collapses and your down to small groups of individual survivors. Soldiers, combat troops whatever will be the most likeliest to survive.

      As for gun laws, in the UK at least. Scotland has pretty lax gun ownership laws. Funny as it sounds farmers in England own firearms as well and civilians can own guns, for clay pigeon/target practice shooting purposes but firearms must be stored at the facility, under lock and key. Wales and Northern Ireland I'm not so sure on, but for you history buffs. Northern Ireland was a war zone due to the IRA against the crowns forces. There may still be firearms left over from the war.

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    • China has the largest army on the planet, but also a huge population. CBI breakouts would probably be very dramatic and bloody there.

      I'm staying out of the whole gun argument because any discussion on the internet about gun laws never ends well.

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    • Especially if your from the deep south.

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    • FortunateSurvivor8 wrote:
      Interesting thought on gun legislation. Being British myself and coming from a family with strong military service history. Consider the fact that when the CBI hits, the people with the best chance of surviving are physically fit people, with combat experience and other useful skills. Bearing in mind that China and UK both have powerful armed forces. When society collapses and your down to small groups of individual survivors. Soldiers, combat troops whatever will be the most likeliest to survive.

      As for gun laws, in the UK at least. Scotland has pretty lax gun ownership laws. Funny as it sounds farmers in England own firearms as well and civilians can own guns, for clay pigeon/target practice shooting purposes but firearms must be stored at the facility, under lock and key. Wales and Northern Ireland I'm not so sure on, but for you history buffs. Northern Ireland was a war zone due to the IRA against the crowns forces. There may still be firearms left over from the war.


      The thing about a highly virulent, deadly disease (that's partially spread through airborne spores!) is that you can't just kill it by just shooting it in the face.

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    • your right! an airborne virus cannot be outright killed, you need gas masks instead if u wanna survive tis SH*T!

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    • also guns for zom zoms

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    • IMO, Britain would probably be clearing up the infection, as since it occured on the American continent, Britain would have had an advance warning, and would probably have closed the borders as a precaution- The Government's cracking down on immigrants even without a disease! Personally, I believe that the British population would be less likely to try to rebel against the military due to gun laws- The situation in Britain would probably be more stable, probably with the same kind of safezone setup as the US.

      Personally, I think that America wouldn't be in civil war, either- The more likely scenario would be militias assisting the military in keeping the population safe rather than fighting against them. There'd be one or two insurgencies, but not a fullblown civil war.

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    • 90.209.193.183 wrote:
      IMO, Britain would probably be clearing up the infection, as since it occured on the American continent, Britain would have had an advance warning, and would probably have closed the borders as a precaution- The Government's cracking down on immigrants even without a disease! Personally, I believe that the British population would be less likely to try to rebel against the military due to gun laws- The situation in Britain would probably be more stable, probably with the same kind of safezone setup as the US.

      Personally, I think that America wouldn't be in civil war, either- The more likely scenario would be militias assisting the military in keeping the population safe rather than fighting against them. There'd be one or two insurgencies, but not a fullblown civil war.

      As Riley put it, not many Americans are willing to be told where to shoot and sh!t. Also, due to the fact that the disease started in South America, and it was actually crops that helped to spread it...? The UK certainly purchases SA crops, so I think they most likely had some form of outbreak of unknown magnitude.

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    • there is a newspaper that says England is the latest to delcare martial law meaning the did get infected and are probably using safe zones

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    • In Great Britain anyone can be licensed to own a shotgun or rifle for approved purposes, but handguns are illegal for all but shooting clubs. In Northern Ireland, it is legal to own guns for personal protection, and it is the only part of the UK where police officers are routinely armed.

      The UK produces about 60% of its own food. Of its imports the vast majority are from the EU, which has aimed to back Europe self sufficient in food. Latin America is it's next biggest source of food imports, though this is mostly beef, followed by Coffee and Cocoa. The UK is however one of the most open countries in the world, with Heathrow airport in London being the world's busiest international airport. Though being an island nation does have naturally advantages. Similarly within the UK itself there are geographic defences and chokepoints that could be used to create safezones. It is heavily fortified country, with millenia of castles, forts, and blockhouses. Cities like Portsmouth are highly defensible.

      The UK does have a unique advantage in combating epidemics, in that it has a single government controlled health infrastructure. Under the UK emergency response protocols the department of health would be the lead department in such a scenario with other departments, such as the ministry of defence, and the home office coming under their command. The UK is also able to field military personal domestically without issue, Army personal assisted in the foot and mouth outbreak, and man fire engines during firefighter strikes.

      The UK populace is probably more likely to rebel than the US, there is less trust and deference to authority in the UK, and far less patriotism. This is evidenced by the 3 decade long insurgency in Northern Ireland, and the large scale rioting that occurs due to perceived police misconduct quite regularly over the last several decades.

      As for small pockets it is likely British Overseas Dependencies would be sufficiently isolated, Tristan de Cunha, Falklands, St Helena and the Pitcairn Islands could all well be untouched.

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