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_Outage (Powerless Nation)_ by Ellisa Barr
Book number one of a three book young adult apocalyptic EMP series. I
read the well printed and bound trade paperback. I will order the next
book in the series soon.
Fifteen year old Dee has been stranded at her grandfather's farm in
Washington state for the summer as her parents go on a long cruise.
When the EMP happens, the small town nearby slowly dies due to the evil
Since 'apocalyptic EMP' stories seem to have become a subgenre (and one of your
* Why we aren't being invaded from overseas, by the EMPer.
* Why we aren't getting aid from overseas, by the rest of the world. Even now,
we still have allies.
There's too many which seem to think the rest of the world doesn't actually
I "reported" recently on an EMP series that the USA was getting
"help" from Russia and China fleets of ships. The USA military
warned them off our western and eastern shores. When their fleets
ignored the warnings, the USA military nuked their fleets after a
series of skirmishes.
BTW, actually helping the USA would be a tremendous effort. We are
the world's third most populous nation. No other nation is as
wealthy as the USA (not counting future obligations) and has the
spare resources to do so with. Until recently, 1/4 of the world's
food was grown and harvested in the USA. Very few other countries
in the world have food to spare to ship to the USA.
This hasn't stopped the rest of the world from sending aid in real
life to the US after natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
It may not be much compared to what the aid the US traditionally
sends the other way but other countries will do so. If for not
other reason than, as you point out, 1/4 of the world's food is
grown here. (Though to be honest, that sounds really high to me.
I'm pretty sure China is self-sufficient in food. They have ~1/3 of
the world's population and are a food exporter as well.)
"The United States has long been a superpower in food markets – and
it is still the world's largest food exporter – but it falls to third
place when measuring total output. China and India produce more food
than the U.S., but they end up consuming much more of their own
products. This makes sense, since China and India have the world's
largest populations by a wide margin."
"These three countries (the U.S., China and India) each produce more
food than the entire European Union put together. In fourth place is
Brazil; its food industry tilts heavily towards sugarcane and soybeans."
"No country produces as much as efficiently as the U.S. Despite
having a smaller workforce than China, total U.S. agricultural
product is almost as high."
food". Growing 1/4 of the food that gets exported/traded I can believe.
economy for the rest of the world to just go "Pff" and wave its loss off.