How well do you think USA would fair in a real life zombie outbreak?

Menerva Lindsen

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I have seen many movies and video games about zombie outbreaks that started in US and it often show America falls to chaos and lawlessness pretty quickly in a matter of few weeks to months, with authorities have limited power to doing anything and the military is non-existence. But if a zombie outbreak is to occur in US, how well do you think USA would fair or would it react?
Will we suvive as it is usually shown? Or chaos will absorb the country?
 

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I think America would do better with "real"zombies than it's doing with the present regime.

See, it's not racist to dislike zombies.
 

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Ferguson will be the first to fall....
Liquor stores will go first...
 

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First I'm pretty sure this does not belong in politics having said that I suspect the zombies would be better organized than the government.
 

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I played the game World of Warcraft for a few years. There was an incident in-game caused by a glitch that was studied by epidemiologists and anti-terrorism experts due to the real world implications. It even gave the makers of the game an idea for an intentional zombie outbreak event. I imagine the reaction would be similar in a real zombie outbreak.

Corrupted Blood incident - Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

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At the time, World of Warcraft had more than two million players all over the world.[8] Before Blizzard Entertainment commented on the outbreak, there was debate whether it was intentional or a glitch.[3] On Blizzard's forums, posters were commenting about how it was a fantastic world event, and calling it "the day the plague wiped out Ironforge."[9] It was described as the first proper world event by an editor of a World of Warcraft fan site.[3] After the incident began, Blizzard received calls from angry customers complaining about how they just died.[9] Some players abandoned the game altogether until the problem was fixed.[10] The hard resets were described as a "blunt ending" by Gamasutra.[2]

The people who spread the disease out of malice were described by Security Focus editor Robert Lemos as terrorists of World of Warcraft.[1] He commented (incorrectly[11]) that this might be the first time a disease passed from player to player in a game.[1] Mark Ward, an editor for the BBC's web site, brought up an incident years earlier in the computer game The Sims, where many players' characters died of a curable disease originating from a dirty guinea pig, though there was no way for the disease to spread to a different player's character.[3]

Jeffrey Kaplan—a game designer for World of Warcraft—commented that it gave them ideas for possible real events in the future.[9] Brian Martin—independent security consultant for World of Warcraft—commented that it presented an in-game dynamic that was not expected by players or Blizzard developers and that it reminds people that even in controlled online atmospheres, unexpected consequences can occur. He also compared it to a computer virus, stating that while it is not as serious, it also reminds people of the impact computer code can have on them, and they're not always safe, regardless of the precautions they take.[1]

Great Zombie Plague of '08[edit]
During one week of October 2008, a zombie plague was spread to promote the second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, before its release. Unlike Corrupted Blood, this plague was intentional and was dubbed by an authorized representative of Blizzard Entertainment as the "Great Zombie Plague of '08".[12] It was compared to Corrupted Blood by The Sunday Times, which described the zombie plague as being more true-to-life. The plague was contagious, but in contrast to Corrupted Blood, which had 100% transmission to nearby characters, being in the vicinity of a character infected with the zombie plague represented only a small risk of transmission. This meant that encountering a lone zombie was not as dangerous as encountering a large mass of infected.[13] The event—which Blizzard ended on 28 October—earned the company both praise and criticism from its fans.[14]
EDIT: I didn't include the entire Wikipedia article, but it's an interesting read for those interested in epidemic and terrorism subjects.

Corrupted Blood incident - Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
 

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By the bye, would we yanks give zombies equal rights? Could they adopt, or vote? Would we allow zombies special rights? Marriage even? They can eat your brains because it's in the Constitution. Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness would be amended to "death, mindlessness and the pursuit of ...whatever." We don't want to offend the zombies, do we?
 
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I have seen many movies and video games about zombie outbreaks that started in US and it often show America falls to chaos and lawlessness pretty quickly in a matter of few weeks to months, with authorities have limited power to doing anything and the military is non-existence. But if a zombie outbreak is to occur in US, how well do you think USA would fair or would it react?
Will we suvive as it is usually shown? Or chaos will absorb the country?
but don't we already have zombies working in the white house? most from callyfornia? (ah, maybe some of the congresswomen?)
 

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