10 Places where you can survive in event of a Nuclear Holocaust
Nuclear war could be devastating and even contemplating about it is a frightful issue as you just won’t escape resulting radiation. Look what two atom bombs did to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that was years ago and today nuclear technology has advanced far enough to make ‘little boy’ literally a little atom bomb in terms of modern day nuclear warheads.
But!! On a more positive note, while direct targets may be wiped out, there are places in the world you could be safe in event of an impending nuclear attack. Such areas provide natural sanctuaries against the inevitable nuclear apocalypse. Here are ten places safe from nuclear war.
1 Easter Island
Lying a thousand some odd miles off the coast of South America, Easter Island is a haven in the Pacific Ocean. The island is famous for its mysterious Moai monolithic statues and lies under the authority of Chile. Easter Island is populated by just 6000 people and is well away from the danger zone so make a rush for it as because it would definitely be every man for himself.
What better place on earth to escape a nuclear holocaust than the icy wasteland of Antarctica. The Antarctic treaty establishes this as a peace zone and you can spend time on the Amundsen –Scott South Pole station which is a facility operated by the USA. You can get to Antarctica from South America or New Zealand.
3 Tristan da Cunha
This is the most remote archipelago in the world with a population of just a few hundred people. Located in the South Atlantic, it is a great place for fishing. Tristan Da Cunha is close to the African coast and can easily avoid nuclear contact.
4 Puncak Jaya, Indonesia
The world’s largest gold mine is located on Puncak Jaya in Indonesia. Although not a very comfortable location, it provides a great safe factor in event of nuclear war. The mountainous regions will provide a safe protective barrier against any attack and of course you can start prospecting too although you need to brush up on your survival skills in the wild.
5 Tierra del Fuego
Among places safe from nuclear war, this is the perfect archipelago that is a safe haven away from nuclear attack. The islands feature rainy and cold weather throughout the year which isn’t so bad. Tierra del Fuego is located at the southernmost tip of South America and controlled by Chile and Argentina. The islands are close to Antarctica and has an established infrastructure and population.
6 Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands in the Pacific and near the Equator is right in the midst of the Pacific Ocean so who would want to drop a nuclear warhead there? This would be a perfect safe haven in event of nuclear war but never in the case of global warming and rising sea levels. The Marshal Islands is home to a population of 53, 000 people and is a great tourist attraction for a number of maritime activities.
7 Capetown, South Africa
Capetown is a beach paradise and is the least likely to suffer a nuclear attack than the rest of South Africa. Although it has a sizeable population, this ios a pretty peaceful country free from foreign influence. Cape Town would be a perfect escape forma nuclear fallout.
8 Yukon or Nunavut Canada
Canada’s Yukon region is one of the most remote places of the world. The entire area is home to scattered communities and villages and there is no possibility of the area being affected by war of any sort. Its only city Nunavot is the northernmost inhabited city on the planet with a population of 30,000 people. As a territory rich in natural resources, it would be perfect to start a new world. However, get yourself a good pair of long johns as it gets extremely cold in winter.
One of the most mysterious islands explored by famous scientist Erick Von Daniken, Kiribati lies in the central Pacific and is spread over 33 islands. Although you may be subjected to hurricanes and typhoons, you will of course be safe from nuclear war. Kiribati is home to 100,000 people so you’ll be well integrated into an interesting community of pacific islanders.
10 New Zealand
This is one of the most preferred places safe from nuclear war. Being the most developed region among this list, it is a fully functioning country with a solid infrastructure. New Zealand has almost 5 million people with an established cultural identity. Even Switzerland will not be safe from nuclear war and New Zealand will be your best option.