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User avatar #45 - fyaq (11/12/2012) [-]
My theory is that the government would investigate and deny it, until it spread too far.
then they slowly put out more and more to stop it

then bad areas are evacuated until there are only a few safe places left that are heavily fortified.

i think 80% of us would be dead after 2 years.
User avatar #55 to #45 - fantomen (11/12/2012) [-]
no. I doubt zombies could do much damage.
We might loose 5-15% of the population in the first week or two simply because of the chaos and confusion. But zombies are the dumbest and most disorganized enemy you could imagine.

just place a boombox in a field and blast some music. But make sure you surround it with spinning blades, or trapdoors in the ground. The zombies will flock over to investigate, and then they'll be cut to ribbons, or fall in a bit where you can just shoot them in the head, or burn them.

likewise, the army can just fly a chopper around. The zombies will just walk out in the open, and be easily mowed down.

The problem isn't fighting the zombies. The problem is lack of logistics and infrastructures like electricity, food and clean water.
User avatar #74 to #55 - fyaq (11/12/2012) [-]
it depends how it spreads

if its just the dead come back to life, its alot worse.

if its a disease and cant be contained its alot worse
#66 to #55 - zerodate (11/12/2012) [-]
1. Traps with moving parts require fuel/power and will eventually jam when full of gibbets.
2. It would take weeks for authorization to fire on civilians.
3. Citizens + activists groups would try and save the infected meaning they are taking them out of quarantine zones.
4. Soldiers are trained for center of mass shots, head shots would be a massive change from weeks of drilled in training.
User avatar #69 to #66 - fantomen (11/12/2012) [-]
1. They'd not need to last for months, and could be built out of scrap, a single tank of diesel could last for up to 2 days. if you don't run it at night.
2. No, if the whole country is in chaos they'd find someone to authorize it, and then pin the blame on him if public opinion went against it.
3. Yes this could be a problem, but I'd think most activist would stop trying when they realized grandma was still trying to eat them despite missing half her body.
4. Soldiers aren't idiots, they'd realize quickly to aim for the head.

Also, I think rednecks with guns could alone dispatch LARGE amounts of zombies on their own. I mean there was a semi-professional hunter in Finland during the winter war that singlehandedly killed over 700 Russians in under 6 months. Imagine the kill counts that someone like that could rack up against zombies.
User avatar #79 to #69 - lemanrouste (11/12/2012) [-]
Only one I agree with is the fourth one.

First one only keeps you safe for said two days, provided it doesn't collapse.

Second one, you underestimate that durability of red tape. Red tape losses wars that could've been won.

Third one, you overestimate humanity, we're dumber than zombies half the time.
#114 to #79 - anonymous (11/12/2012) [-]
My take on number four is different, take it from someone who trained in combatives and studied military combatives, it is REALLY difficult to hit someone in the head with a gun in live combat, in a controlled firing range accuracy is not a problem, you can take your time. In the field there is a little thing called adrenaline that, while being awsome at making you ignore things like pain, really fucks up your fine motor control, (it's the reason soldiers train and drill for center of mass, its the easiest to hit without taking too much time)
User avatar #118 to #114 - lemanrouste (11/12/2012) [-]
hmm, that could go either way really (also doing combat training, military, etc.)

If they are classic walkers, although disheartening, it wouldn't be too different from a firing range, at least in longer distance engagements, it would just be hitting a slower moving target. And since traditional zombies are attracted to noise, with a bit of planning, cities could be taken that way, in a ridiculously slow manner, rather than running in, and getting swarmed in choked alleys and corridors.

Runners would cause more of a problem, and more than likely to cause massive amounts of fear, especially in situations where they out number you, that is definitely understandable.
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