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Offline capnmorgan

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If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« on: June 18, 2015, 08:38:36 am »
OK put on those mental caps kiddos, I've got a brain teaser for you.  If... Was Suddenly Gone goes like this.  Imagine if (fill in the blank) was suddenly gone, how would the world react?  I've already seen a movie or two on what would happen if America, Russia, or even China where to go missing, but I've yet to see videos on other locales.  So up for grabs we have Great Britain, the Middle East, Ukraine, Germany, etc.  I don't mean for this to be a political topic, I'm more curious about the cultural, economic, and military impacts the sudden disappearance of a certain country, geographic location, bunch of dudes/ladies (Don't want to seem like we're excluding you ladies.)  Method of disappearance does not matter, simply that the location in question along with all of it's resources is simply no more.

So to get the ball rolling, I'll start with....West Africa.  Why?  Mainly because it's one of the largest Cacao producers in the world.  With the loss of that region, the price of chocolate would go up and many of us chocoholics would become very irritable thereby reducing our productivity.  A blurb taken from the European Commision website brought these little tidbits to light.

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-The West African region is the EU's most important trade partner in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region. The West African countries account for 40% of all trade between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific region.
-Of the West African countries the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria account for 80% of the exports to the EU.

Something to think about.

I found out about this while fiddling around on Google, so here's the trade commission site for more details.
http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/regions/west-africa/



So the idea is simple, pick a place and try to think what would happen if it was suddenly gone?


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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 01:48:49 am »
If New Zealand was sudenly gone, Middle Earth would start to look a lot different in movies.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 02:30:33 am »
If Australia disappeared, there'd be no more deadly animals such as the killer snail :P
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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 02:41:16 am »
You know, if large continents like Australia disappeared it would probably lower sea levels by a pretty significant amount since the land was previously displacing all of that water. It would reshape the entire world as we know it.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 03:39:43 am »
Yeah. But I didn't have tome to consider the full scale effect, so went with the sarcastic humor version

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 07:03:20 am »
if the british colony was gone a lot of countries would've stayed barbaric.
same goes with spanish colony, apparently these two are pioneers in jump-starting other colonies.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 01:39:20 am »
If USA disappeared, Thanks Obama.
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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2015, 12:35:15 pm »
If Japan suddenly disappeared with all the anime and manga...

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2015, 09:56:59 am »
If Germany disappeared before World War II there would be a lot more Jews.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015, 12:52:27 pm »
If Finland was gone.
No one would know.

If Germany disappeared before World War II there would be a lot more Jews.
Probably not, you should have targeted Austria instead.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2015, 12:57:26 pm »
If Germany disappeared before World War II there would be a lot more Jews.
Probably not, you should have targeted Austria instead.
Both Hitler and the Nazi party would vanish. Without a leader like that and the party behind him I doubt it ever would have escalated how it did...

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 01:13:13 pm »
Hitler was Austrian...

But Marx was German and without communism a lot of things would be solved, including far left reactionary movements so in a way, correct.
Someone else would have probably tried to get rid of the jews though, the british were already trying to ship them to Palestine before that..

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 01:59:01 pm »
If bakabt was suddenly gone this thread wouldn't exist

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2015, 09:49:59 pm »
If the Earth was suddenly gone, no one would be left to care.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2015, 01:19:23 am »
If Japan was gone, there would be no anime/manga/sushi/hentai/loli/dfc's/and many things we love. This site wouldn't exist, these forums wouldn't exist, we wouldn't be those guys who know better than other guys cause we watch/read anime/manga. All of us would not have probably cared for this world and would just live of our life without much care for other entertainment. We wouldn't have awesome drift cars or reliable automobiles. We wouldn't have thought of ships as cute loli girls. We wouldn't have nippon steel. We wouldn't have pretty much any awesome stuff. We also wouldn't have Final Fantasy/dungeon hunter, which is also pretty important. Lot of other things, so you guys as well continue this list.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2015, 02:59:48 am »
Without the internet, there'd be far less porn.
There'd also be no Roosterteeth, and subsequently - no RWBY.
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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2015, 12:23:57 pm »
What if greed was gone. There would be piece?! We wouldn't have the drive to do anything. Would we all die, because there is no "want"? ...interessting.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2015, 02:26:05 am »
If Nature was gone we'd have a lot less resources.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2015, 03:17:50 am »
If genitals were gone...there would probably be a LOT more peace.

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Re: If ... Was Suddenly Gone
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2015, 04:11:20 am »
If genitals were gone, people would quickly be gone too and there would probably be a LOT more peace.
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