After Cuba’s Fidel Castro was heard to say that he felt a nuclear war was near, I got the bright idea of checking out potential safe spots where one could be safe. I’m afraid I was a little disappointed. Living, as I do, in America.
Now, when considering the best location to be in the event of an apocalypse, two main factors must be taken into consideration. First and most importantly, a country must be out of the danger zone, meaning that said country will not be a nuclear target and is not close enough to possible targets to be affected by fallout. Second, the country must be able to sustain itself without help from the outside world. Living, as I do, in America.
Taking those factors into consideration, most countries in the world must be ruled out. All countries with nuclear arsenals would most likely be involved, ruling out The United States, Russia, England, France, Canada, South Africa, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, and a slew of ex-soviet republics. It is safe to say that all of Europe, most of Asia, and a large part of The United States would be uninhabitable. The Middle East and Northern Africa would also be a likely target.
With these eliminated, only a few sections of the world remain tenable. Large parts of Africa would probably be unaffected and it is possible that Australia and the other Oceanic countries would remain unscathed.
Isolation is probably the most important thing in finding a suitable place to live after a nuclear war. The possible disintegration of government suggests that it would be best to be in a place with a sparse population density. Most Northern countries, such as Canada and Greenland offer this, but the possibility of severe fallout and the threat of nuclear winter make them untenable.
The best remaining places are therefore the South Pacific Islands, such as Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa. The middle parts of Africa remain a good second choice. Personally, I think I’ll opt for Uranus. 🙂
Hi! I’m reading your blog from Spain! What you’re saying, is it your personal opinion? If not, could you please tell me the sources?
This article was strictly an opinion.