HI Annisthyrienne you are quite correct regarding population distribution there would be people who would simply not see or find any others (until some helicopter appears in the sky and someone with an odd accent jumps out )and in some of the bigger cities the population would be measured in the ten's rather than the millions, saying that I could imagine small communities of survivors forming after several months simply, because people will find each other as they explore (even if its just via a big sign painted on a major highway saying Sanctuary
Once again thank you all for your responses , there is a reason for it..I've been asked not to divulge that reason (nothing nasty I can assure) but since none of us who want to know (and yes this isn't the only site being asked this question) are American we felt it right to get our sampling direct from the ah 'horses mouth' so to speak.
Keep posting please your comments are of value.
Yeah, I could see that happening too. Cars would still run, and people could scavenge plenty of fuel so it wouldn't be like they were bound to one place as it was during the early days of American settlement. But just to give some perspective, it is estimated that when the first colonists arrived in America, there were about 2-3 million Native Americans living here in all the various tribes. Each had their own territories and sometimes they did overlap, so they did come into contact with each other. Perhaps the surviving country would end up treating us like we treated the indians and we'd all be on some sort of reservation. One medium sized town would hold 30,000 people easily. It could be called Americaville or something like that.
Or we might be like the Amish are here in our country; living right beside and amidst the other population, but more or less allowed to live our own way, speak our own language, and have our own religions, etc. We'd be like a curious anomaly within the greater society. When we'd show up at the local WalMart people would point and whisper, "Mommy! Look at those weird looking people over there, what are they?" "Why honey, don't be afraid, those are just gun totin', fiery eyed Americans."
I did wonder when I was thinking of this question away from the site whether you knew something we didn't.
I have to say of the actual people I like though, I've met Kiwis and Brits, and even a few Korean people (Whether from South Korea or North I didn't know for sure, I met them here in the US.) and I have to say that I liked all of them. As far as people go, I'm easy to get along with and I like most everyone. But as for governments, North Korea is definitely out. The other two would be preferred, but both are a little too socialist leaning for my tastes. I could and would live under their system, if there were no other choice, but I'd complain about it often. Come to think of it, I do that with my own government anyway, so it would hardly be a noticeable difference.
It's nice to see some people agreeing with me. Aid given freely with little to no strings is one thing, aid given with conditions of fealty (more or less 'swear yourself to -our- culture while yours dies off as we annex your former country') would, I think, rub a lot of people that way. More people in the country than in the city though.
Thanks. I've had this avatar ever since I joined E so many years ago. I like it and will keep it.
I agree, more country people would be the fiery eyed type who wanted to be independent and free and all that. The city dwelling folks already live under a lot of rules and regulations that country folk find suffocating. I moved to the country for exactly that reason.