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Old November 8th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #21

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the ones that have the significant number of the population that knows how to farm. oh also, arable land is a requirement
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Most nations will survive. Only small ones like Taiwan, which relies on technology and industry will vanish. With population density of over 600/sq. km they simply don't have enough land to feed themselves and will have no other goods to export in exchange of food.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #22

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So lets say that all the technology in the world disappeared and the humans had to start all over again.

Which nation would survive the best?

Which nation would become the new superpower based on population/ natural resources etc etc?
I haven't quite understood the scenario. Do you mean that only the physical technology would disappear, e.g. cars, tools, machines, buildings, streets, and so on - or also the knowledge about this technology? If it is only the physical objects, then I am sure that after a short, but hard period of adaptation, we would see a similar pattern of development as we have now.

In my opinion, it is mainly the intellectual ressources that determine the wealth of a country. Maybe I have to emphasize that I don't mean that in a racist way; it is just a matter of cultural evolution which is in principle open to all human beings.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 06:07 AM   #23

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Just see Abrams' and Kripke's tv series "Revolution".
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Old November 9th, 2012, 07:05 AM   #24

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after this doomsday scenario happens the farmers will look up and say: "y'all made fun of us! who is laughing now, huh?!"
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Areas with fertile river valleys to support a large population,urban centres would be reduced to nothing due to lack of food garins coming from the hinterland to support them.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 11:36 AM   #26

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India or China imo.
They have huge populations to work the fields.Most farm work is still done by human and animal labour anyway.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #27

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So lets say that all the technology in the world disappeared and the humans had to start all over again.

Which nation would survive the best?

Which nation would become the new superpower based on population/ natural resources etc etc?
If we had no need for material wealth, like we had at the beginning civilization I would think it would be tribes that still work in harmony with the earth and respect mother nature.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #28

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I think that the least technologically advanced (according to Western standards) nations would have more probability to survive because they do not rely on a highly specialized economy which I think is sluggier in adapting to conditions that they already surpassed and have taken as given.

I would say Amazonians or a small "undeveloped" nation. E.g. São Tomé and Príncipe
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Old November 11th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #29

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New zealand - big for it's tiny population, and a lot of space for sheeps
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Old November 12th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #30

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A big space for agriculture is necessary but plant's take some time to grow and to provide food and you need to eat every day, in this scenario i think nations cease to exist without tecnology they can not prevent chaos, a easy way of surviving will be fishing, rivers provide imediate source for food hunting and gathering(but this will exhaust the food suply of the region)in the beginning of this apocalypse little groups
will have more chance to survive, when agriculture develop oh yes larger groups will emerge.

people with a certain knowlodge in surviving will do well
farmers, fishers, and tribal societies
the great menance will be the own man, defending the sources of food's our conquering them will be part of this armageddon

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