Being a Christian, my choice becomes much clearer.
Asia is essentially out of the question because my children are bi-racial. They will receive an extra level of ridicule for their mixed blood beyond being entirely white. In any case, my children will need to find spouses along with my grand children, and I would want my lineage to follow Western Civilization, rather than worshiping Confucius or the Devil.
According to Vox Day, the three foundational pillars of Western Civilization are:
- The European Nations
- The Graeco-Roman Legacy
A friend asked me why Italy seems to be more appealing to me when there seems to be stronger nationalism in places like Poland.
I will list some advantages or strengths Italy has:
There's a reason why it is the most popular food in the world. Post apocalyptic pizza, pasta and Parmesan cheese? Sign me up!
The gun laws are arguable better than California (or that's the joke.)
GRAECO-ROMAN LEGACY & CHRISTIANITY
Rome and the Vatican are in Italy.
SWISS GOLD VAULTS
Close enough to drive to Switzerland where I will store a sizable amount of gold. It's a 3 hour and 40 minute drive between Milan and Zurich. It takes longer to drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in traffic.
MEDITERRANEAN TRADE ROUTES
Italy has well-worn trade routes of the Mediterranean should people need to resort to sail power.
Northern Italy is looking very prosperous, historically speaking by pre-electrical / Medieval standards. That's some pretty damn, good insurance.
Europe is nowhere close to the United States and other world producers, but it holds it own.
The Italian government is already pre-collapsed where people have no faith in its functioning and organized crime are relevant forces. In other words, if the government disappeared, Italians are already accustomed to getting by. Still, I wouldn't want to be anywhere near ANY city in the world.
WAR & CIVIL UNREST?
I recognize all the wars that have historically happened in Italy, but that will happen all over the world for all of history (except for New Zealand). All the Silicone Valley smart people are considering New Zealand. Perhaps I should reconsider.
It's just that I don't know if there will be reliable plane routes immediately available in the aftermath to eventually get to Italy if I bunker down in New Zealand.
A place like Singapore may be great to hunker down in. I also don't know how China will act when it has the opportunity to freely spread its influence.
I would prefer being with my children in a small Italian town, armed to the teeth, well regarded, and safe within my homestead.
The other thing is I don't know how I will get to Italy if things start popping off fast, and furious, while I'm stuck in Puerto Rico. I will need to have additional backup plans.
13 years doesn't feel like enough time to prepare.