Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict?
It's odd that Canada has such a connotation of safety to it, as if nothing bad could happen there...
Even though Canada has its good points (I am Canadian), we have basically become a carbon copy of the USA and it is only a matter of time for the exact same issues to negatively impact Canada that affects our neighbours to the south. Costa Rica and New Zealand are amazing places (I have lived in both as an expat) and agree with the article's assessment.
Thanks for posting this.
Hard to beat a country where EVERYONE is armed to the teeth BY LAW.
and in a tight knit small community with some good farmland and water source nearby.
Even though Canada has its good points (I am Canadian), we have basically become a carbon copy of the USA...
It seems like that to me too (apologies to my Canadian in-laws). We spend quite a bit of time north of the border. There is a LOT of drug-related crime in the small town where they live. No worse than where we live, but no better either. The other mid-size city we frequent is pretty bad also (retired RCMP friend keeps us informed). The two countries seem/feel pretty much the same to me (at least BC does).
I'd have thought Chile and Uruguay would be good places to look at.
Panama is quite popular as an escape destination.
Seems I used to read about how Vancouver would be the best bet. Maybe not so much anymore? At least not during hockey season maybe. :D
Not specifically about WW3, but with concerns about the deteriorating situation in the USA, radiation in the northern hemisphere (yes, I've been thinking about this for several years), I looked at Uruguay a couple years ago and moved here six months later.
Articles like this provide entertainment, but remind me of the old story of the wealthy Brit who sought to escape WW2 by building himself a safe haven far away from the gathering storm clouds, and ended up with a lovely little place on Guadalcanal.
If you're thinking about expatriating, simply steering clear of trouble is a good place to start, but I can think of a few other questions to ask. For me, if the shit hits the fan locally, do I want to be a 6'3" pink person among short brown people (multiple; Costa Rica)? Do I want or need good internet (Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, Seychelles)? Can I afford to live there (Switzerland)? Will they let me stay there (New Zealand, mid-50s and lacking a couple million to invest, no)? Can I adapt culturally and thrive? And oh yeah that there language thing.
And are you going to 'bug out' only when you have to? And won't that be too late?
Just sayin' ...
I'm sticking around for the fight..
Is the grass really greener somewhere else?
Is it safer somewhere else?
Do you know the land better somewhere else?
Is your chance of survival better somewhere else?
Is the environment better somewhere else?
Do you know someone you can count on somewhere else?
How easy will it be to get there when you decide to leave?
Do you have your Papers?
How's the medical care where you're going?
How are you going to move your Stash and other Special items ?
I know the language and customs here,
I know people here, I also know the people. Some good some not.
I am confident that many feel as I do. And I trust my friends them because of what we have in common.
We make choices every day, some better than others. Lets hope that we do better and make the right choices.
The big problem with expatriating as an American is that the government comes after you for taxes for ten years afterwards or something, doesn't it?
Now that's oppressive.
Frankly, I'm amazed the UK hasn't caught up yet.
I'm hoping to expatriate before they do.
Exactly! The devil you know vs the one ya don't. Not to mention the cost of expatriating and relocating to a new country and stickin out like a sore thumb.
'Tis why we're stayin here and hopin to ride it out.
Ha ha. beinki you are the best! Love your stuff that gets posted over at Max's site. Thanks for the laughs!
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I wonder if the problem with this thinking is there really will be no good place to go. If the US truly collapses, then the rest of the world will probably slide as well. I have thought about Australia, Canada or maybe a Nordic country. But I worry that their economies, commodity based, will tank. Do they then go into civil unrest as well?
Might be better off just finding a small desolate plot in the mountains or plains and hope you can stay hidden from the panicked masses. There are many desolate places in Northern Canada as well that are probably suitable to hide in. Much easier to get to in a pinch than Aus. or Chile... Just bring plenty of proper gear.