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If 90 percent of the world population actually became infected like it seems happens in the movies ( or more). How long who'd it take to kill them all? Or before their bodies broke down so much that they did not matter anymore anyways.

 

Other questions: Zombies be effective in cold climates? Zombies bring many animals close to extinction or are they too slow?

 

I think the Zombie situation would last about as long as the Black Plague lasted. Aids was only really a problem for about 20 years. Zombies would become depressed or bipolar before they ever evolved into something better. Do zombies evolve?

 

That last question would be more for Jay520 to answer.



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Realistically it will last until they rot. Which mean it will end by the end of Summertime for most regions, and for the more Northern regions it might take longer.

And then immortal penguin zombie kings rule Antarctica.



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Otakumegane said:

Realistically it will last until they rot. Which mean it will end by the end of Summertime for most regions, and for the more Northern regions it might take longer.

And then immortal penguin zombie kings rule Antarctica.



You mean the penguins will rule Iceland.



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Yeah this is one huge immersion breaker Ive always thought about with Zombie media.

It would be horrible while it lasted but it would last 2 months maximum unless they were some crazy strand of undead that dont decompose



It'd last however long the food lasted, more or less.

This assumes the zombies are not intelligent enough to take advantage of things like canned goods, but seems to me like once the larger amount of healthy humans to devour were gone (the healthy people learned to stay away from the zombies or government/military forces managed to quarantine the undead), then it would just end up being a matter of time until they turned on and ate each other. Then the problem takes care of itself. Food is everything, especially to a zombie.



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Read The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, all of your answers are in there.



In the USA there are more guns than people and enough bullets to obliterate any number of zombies. 905 of the population of the USA could not be infected a traditional "bite to bit" sense. Once the initial shock of it wears off and people are armed and ready to fight back the zombies will go down fast. All we would need to do is stand on our roofs, call out to the zombies and when they come for dinner shoot them from safety. If it was some kind of airborne cotangent that rapidly infected everyone not naturally immune than I would say there would be little hope for survival. A few could bunker up and wait for the zombies to fall apart. Rural areas could make it, but cities would be a death sentence.

People would die and cities would have it worst, but Americans will have no difficulty arming themselves to fight back.

Assuming we are talking about standard zombie rules.

As for the decomposing of zombie bodies. It wouldn't take long. Unless it's some kind of virus and they aren't actually dead the flesh would break down just as fast as a steak left out in the sun. And if it's winter they would freeze solid for even easier disposal.

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dukerx2 said:
Read The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, all of your answers are in there.



I was actually reading Entertainment Weekly and saw some stills of World War Z. Looks great! I thought it was a PC game coming out this year. Then I see Brad Pitt and huge walls with thousands of zombies crawling up it like ants. Cool stuff!



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spurgeonryan said:
dukerx2 said:
Read The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, all of your answers are in there.



I was actually reading Entertainment Weekly and saw some stills of World War Z. Looks great! I thought it was a PC game coming out this year. Then I see Brad Pitt and huge walls with thousands of zombies crawling up it like ants. Cool stuff!


I haven't read the book and I think the movie looks cool, but I hear that the zombies in the movie aren't like the zombies in the book.

Personly I like a "fresh" take on the genre. If all zombie movies were like The Walking Dead there wouldn't be any reason to watch anything other than The Walking Dead.



CChaos said:
It'd last however long the food lasted, more or less.

This assumes the zombies are not intelligent enough to take advantage of things like canned goods, but seems to me like once the larger amount of healthy humans to devour were gone (the healthy people learned to stay away from the zombies or government/military forces managed to quarantine the undead), then it would just end up being a matter of time until they turned on and ate each other. Then the problem takes care of itself. Food is everything, especially to a zombie.


Yeah food is everything in survival. But for a zombie food does nothing. The dead don't digest. They would feed untill they split open and then feed and drop it all out the hole. Zombies would not gain anything from eating. Feeding wouldn't prolong their undead state. They would only be effect for the short amount of time they have before their tissue fails and it wouldn't take long.

Assuming we are going by traditional zombies, the undead kind.