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.
-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?