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    Posted: 04-Apr-2011 at 15:38

In December 2012 it finally happened: nuclear war, global famine, epidemics, unprecendented natural disasters, fuel shortages, global warming and a zombie apocalypse heralding the arrival of the antichrist. After decades of war human civilisation was completely destroyed.

A century later the surviving population has begun to reorganise. What sort of society would they live in? Would it be closer to the Wild West, Stone Age, Middle Ages, or Highland clans? What technology would they use? Would they be able to reverse-engineer scavenged machinery? How much conflict would there be? Would there be leaders and if so how would they gain power (through violence, popular consent or familial inheritance)?
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Apr-2011 at 16:01
Given my natural proclivity to believe the worst in humand nature yet always striving for the best...my answer to all of that is 'all of the above'.....Humans are creatures of habit and would, depending on who- what- where- and past experience, merely be more willing methinks to try anything familiar again with new faces then anything else.
 
Iow. a variant on an old theme because in the end.... they could merely justify it away as they try again.
 
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Apr-2011 at 17:32
I think the time span your talking about is too short.  100 years??  If this civilisation collapsed, it would take longer than that for folks to begin to reorganise. IMO it would take 100 years for the collapse to fully occurr.
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Apr-2011 at 17:49
never say never!Imagine earthquake in Japan was over 10 degrees and all nuclear reactors had failed all at
once!This will activate all anti nuclear automatic war protection systems without stop choices!   
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Apr-2011 at 15:10
With global war, fuel shortages, epidemics and famine i'd put global collapse at 20 years or less, especially if the world governments take a direct hit during a time of east-west tension (terrorist attacks on the UN headquarters, Kremlin, Pentagon and Chinese Great Hall of the People coinciding with widespread popular rebellions?)
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