Over the last few days I’ve asked myself a question. If a zombie apocalypse was to strike the whole world at the same time. Which countries would fall first? Now I think it would be almost impossible to say which individual country would fall first, but unfortunately I’ve come to the sad conclusion that my homeland of Britain would be one of the first to fall.
When the zeds start showing up countries will have three basic lines of defense:
1. The police: these are the poor bastards who will have to deal with the beginning of the outbreak. Meaning most of them will end up dead or worse infected due to confusion and not knowing what the fuck is going on.
2. The military: After the majority of the police have been decimated, and people begin to realize that there’s some serious shit hitting the fan the military will be called in. The military with a better understanding of the situation, higher powered weaponry, greater numbers, and all the equipment in the world. With larger numbers of zeds, and lots of frightened, confused civilians to deal with they might be overwhelmed.
3. The individual citizen: Yes that means you, and this brings us to the major difference between countries like America and Britain.
Many Americans see it as their job to protect their families, their property, and whatever else they own. The police may very well be there to “serve and protect” but a lot of Americans won’t just rely on them. Many own guns which they have for home protection (or zed protection) and train with regularly. They’ve grown up with them. They’re used to them. Guns are just part of the American way of life. Britain however is very different. In this country guns are seen as the work of the Devil, and as such getting hold of one LEGALLY is quite tricky. (Illegally now that’s a different story) All hand guns like Glock 17′s, and Sig Sauers p226′s are very ILLEGAL whether you’ve got a FAC (firearms certificate) or not.
When the zeds show up most British people will run around panicking, not knowing what to do, Some of the reasons for this are, we see it as the police’s job to come and save us from anything and everything (and if you do happen to defend yourself you’ll be the one in trouble). From birth we’re told that someone will always be there to save us and that we should be terrified of EVERYTHING. So meanwhile American citizens are checking their supplies, and cleaning their guns. British citizens will be crying in a corner wondering why they can’t get through to their saviour on the phone.
Now I’m not saying barricading yourself in a room and calling for help isn’t the right thing to do. (Maybe not in the zompocs though) But wouldn’t you feel better in your barricaded room if you had a 12 gauge shotgun that you knew how to use properly?
“I’ll be back!” >Arnie<