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Old 07-02-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Scotland of course . I found the folks in Scotland to be some of the most friendly that I have ever met.
Interesting about the "most friendly" part. The United Nations reported Scotland to have the highest level of violent crimes of any developed country.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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I'd move to Brazil, where I had an awesome time visiting and where my boyfriend is from, or Mediterranean Europe, specifically Spain, Italy, or Greece.
yap, a serene Greek isle would be perfect. Would give us lots of time to think as to why we would be in this mess to begin with and being where it all the western culture started would be ideal.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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That's a huge "IF". But if history has taught us anything it is that these things can and do happen. Empires are not everlasting and they do fall, eventually. I don't think any of us will see this happening to the US in our lifetime though. Even with the emerging economic powerhouses of China and India, there's still a long way for us to go down as a third world country. But if it were to happen tomorrow (let's say all "US" companies decide to definitively pull out of American soil and take all the remaining jobs and foreign banks simultaneously decide to deny any new loans to the US) then I'd move to either Canada or Ireland.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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If (and that's a very big IF) America became a third world country, I'd head for Thailand. For me, I don't mind the heat and have no real problem with the language. In general, I enjoy the country. And I'll probably make the move there in a few very short years from now. Compared to the economy in the U.S. now, and even though costs in Thailand are increasing, it's still vastly cheaper to live there than it is in the U.S.

However, I have no intention of ever giving up my U.S. citizenship. Even if the entire U.S. took a drastic plunge into absolute poverty and total ignorance, it's still the country I was born and raised in, where my family and roots are, and will always be regarded as home to me no matter how bad off it gets. But that doesn't mean I necessarily want to spend my retirement years there. I want to get the most for my money, even if there has to be a few trade-offs here and there. Of course, if America became a third world country, then I suppose it's economy would be so low that nearly everything would be a bargain.

I dunno. Looking at it that way, it's kind of hard to decide. But I still plan to make the leap to the Land of Smiles anyway. If I get tired of it (hard to imagine though) then I can always come back to the U.S. to stay until I become food for worms. That or Soylent Green.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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hmm, if the U.S. gets that bad, I'll begin my longstanding plan to take over the country! My coup of the government will be much easier when the country is that bad off.
Haha, that's about what I'd do. Secession anyone? Cascadia could be a really great country.

If I were to leave though, think I'd head to Australia, Iceland, or Norway. Or just hole out in the woods in Northern California.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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I hear Mars might be able to sustain life so.......I'm game...see ya there!
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Pretty simple, Australia - same language, great weather along coastal cities, good people, not too strikingly different on political-economic-social element.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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I'd go with Australia, New Zealand or Canada...Pleasantly regarded, but rarely thought about. Which suits me just fine
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: North carolina
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America will never be a third world country.

If it did...........I wont leave. I love the states too much eventhough i am a immigrant.

From West Africa bythe way.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Well I would be pissed spending so long trying to get to America for it then to become a third world country. I wouldnt return back to the UK I would stay see how things pan out and if push comes to shove go to Canada.
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