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New Zealand Voted The Best Place In The World To Survive An Apocalypse

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New Zealand Voted The Best Place In The World To Survive An Apocalypse

New Zealand has been voted the best place to be in the world to be if all hell breaks loose.

Researchers asked the question that has been the subject of pub debates for decades: what would you do and where would you go in the event of an apocalypse.

While nearly everyone has different ideas on what's best depending on the type of end of days, it looks like there is a clear frontrunner.

The researchers from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK wanted to see which places in the world would be best suited to survive an apocalypse and New Zealand came out on top.

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Credit: PA

Whether it's another worldwide financial crisis, the destruction of nature, a pandemic worse than Covid-19, zombies or any other multitude of events, the small nation is the best.

It's been praised for geothermal and hydroelectric energy potential, abundant agricultural land and low population density, which would be key to escaping the end of days.

The researchers said people living in New Zealand would be able to grow their own food, stop unwanted mass migration and keep homes powered through whatever the world decides to throw at it.


The other areas that have also been highlighted as good places to hide out are Iceland, the UK, Tasmania and Ireland. Hmm, looks like the isolated island theme is strong with this concept.

The university's Professor Aled Jones said: "We weren't surprised New Zealand was on our list.

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Credit: PA

"We chose that you had to be able to protect borders and places had to be temperate. So with hindsight it's quite obvious that large islands with complex societies on them already [make up the list].


"We were quite surprised the UK came out strongly. It is densely populated, has traditionally outsourced manufacturing, hasn't been the quickest to develop renewable technology, and only produces 50 per cent of its own food.

The team at Anglia Ruskin University revealed the rest of the world is kind of stuffed because we're a perilously interconnected and energy-intensive society.

Countries are being urged to look a the report and work out how to ensure it would have the facilities to protect its citizens in the future.

So, that settles the debate once and for all about what you should do in the event in an apocalypse. Just hope you can get to one of those five areas before all hell breaks loose.

Featured Image Credit: Σ64 (Creative Commons)

Topics: New Zealand, Interesting

Stewart Perrie
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