So if the Russians are targeting the dollar and our economy with the Nukes-- you now know where they will hit.
So, question. Is it good to be in a rural area close to one of these successful Urban economic zones when the collapse comes, or worse?
High GDP may indicate high concentrations of actual skills, and certainly an accumulation of wealth - Sara Hoyt's "lot of ruin in a country" - Unlike Hoyt I don't believe this protects these areas form a crash, but it probably cushions it, as these areas will have more in pocket they can trade as things go south. So fewer gangs and roaming hordes..
This slow decline may leave enough infrastructure in place that these areas are the first to recover.
A long failure of a successful City State may allow them to get a police state in place , further reducing gangs and hordes, but increasing the chances the city state will projects its power into the hinterlands trying to seize the raw resources they require
You might be uncomfortably close to a radioactive hole in the ground.
From the comments
knukles RogerMud Oct 14, 2016 9:54 PM
Denver. Where they suck on blanched aldente animal gonads amongst other strange rituals of the mountain dwellers.
Some pretty scary iconography at that airport, too.
tarabel knukles Oct 14, 2016 10:09 PM
Like with most other states, one well-place nuke would really perk the whole thing up.
Twee Surgeon boattrash Oct 14, 2016 11:55 PM
Map #3 is also called the 'where the Robot people live Map.'
and the GTFO while you can Map
SmittyinLA Oct 14, 2016 9:50 PM
Where's the debt map?
ThrowAwayYourTV Yen Cross Oct 14, 2016 10:27 PM
My friend has a great saying. "Three nukes planted perectly on DC would solve all our problems."
scsherman Oct 14, 2016 10:33 PM
This is a terrible way to look at the economy. Most of that "economy" in the big cities don't actually produce anything of real value. The rural area is where the resources are and hence where the real value is. Cities are where most of the people are, and where the resources are consumed. Cities are unsustainable islands that rely on their serfs in the rural areas to bring them everything they need to survive. Most cities would turn into complete chaos if they were cut off for just 24-72 hours. Any longer than that and we are talking about the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. If you have a brain, you don't live in a city, know how to generate your own resources, and rely on outside intervention only for luxuries or things that reduce your labor to allow free time for leisure activities.
Publicus Oct 14, 2016 10:37 PM
These are nice nuke maps for World War 3.
So no. We aren't alone or unique in our assessments