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Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?

 
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Chicago?
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Now I got it...


The Chicago Mercantile Exchange:


CME Center – 10 & 30 South Wacker is a three-building structure consisting of two twin, 40-story towers connected by a 10-story center structure. The property is optimally located in downtown Chicago’s West Loop business district



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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
Game theory.

What do you think the blowback of such an attack would be?

Numerous revenge attacks all over the world.

All the doom you want.
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Suppose it's a nuclear terrorist attack that nobody claims responsibility...

And it's not clear who did the attack

So, no retaliations, no wars...


But even without retaliations or wars, the impact would be tremenduous if cities like New York or London are destroyed...
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
What's your opinion on this?

Is there any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?



If Washington DC got nuked, ONLY Washington DC, with no other city getting nuked, would it cause unstoppable global economic collapse?



If Manhattan, in NYC, got nuked, with no other city getting nuked, would it cause unstoppable global economic collapse?



If London got nuked, ONLY London, with no other city getting nuked, would it cause unstoppable global economic collapse?



If Tokyo got nuked, ONLY Tokyo, with no other city getting nuked, would it cause unstoppable global economic collapse?




Is there any city that is so vital to the global economy, that it being nuked could start a global economic collapse?
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London, NYC, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo.
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I disagree that erasing Frankfurt, Hong Kong or Tokyo from the face of Earth would cause WORLDWIDE financial collapse.


Regional financial collapse, maybe... But not worldwide...
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
Game theory.

What do you think the blowback of such an attack would be?

Numerous revenge attacks all over the world.

All the doom you want.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1314761




Suppose it's a nuclear terrorist attack that nobody claims responsibility...

And it's not clear who did the attack

So, no retaliations, no wars...


But even without retaliations or wars, the impact would be tremenduous if cities like New York or London are destroyed...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39012346


Game theory.

What do you think the blowback of such an attack would be?

Numerous revenge attacks all over the world.

All the doom you want.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1314761




Suppose it's a nuclear terrorist attack that nobody claims responsibility...

And it's not clear who did the attack

So, no retaliations, no wars...


But even without retaliations or wars, the impact would be tremenduous if cities like New York or London are destroyed...
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If Mecca was nuked nobody would have to claim responsibility muslims everywhere would attack he West and Western interests all around the globe. Would not matter who did it or if they climed it.
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I'm having some good ideas for a DOOMTASTIC new videogame!


If we can't have doom in the real world, let's create the MOST DOOMTASTIC VIDEOGAME EVER!


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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
New York City, all the way. Imagine "Tsar Bomba" going off in the middle of Wall Street...

Also, there's never just one nuke. Think retaliation? I'm not an economist, but the prospect of nuclear war (on top of an already debilitating attack) would surely drive the markets into chaos, would it not?
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
New York City, all the way. Imagine "Tsar Bomba" going off in the middle of Wall Street...

Also, there's never just one nuke. Think retaliation? I'm not an economist, but the prospect of nuclear war (on top of an already debilitating attack) would surely drive the markets into chaos, would it not?
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I'm trying to imagine a scenario without any retaliations.

Kind of a "mystery" nuclear attack that no-one knows who did it...

Just ONE city taken away.


I believe NYC would be the city with the most impact worldwide...


No NYSE = global stock market collapse.


Added to loss of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the headquarters of Citigroup, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, the impact would be tremendous.
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
Chicago?
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Now I got it...


The Chicago Mercantile Exchange:


CME Center – 10 & 30 South Wacker is a three-building structure consisting of two twin, 40-story towers connected by a 10-story center structure. The property is optimally located in downtown Chicago’s West Loop business district



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I'm not sure about the impact that would be caused by the destruction of the headquarters of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Derivatives bubble gets busted?
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
I would have to say NYC...where are the credit reporting agencies located? Would be a real shame if everyone's credit got reset. I choose NYC because of Wall St. and other financial corporation HQ's. Wish there was a way (besides bankruptcy) to reset debt and just start over, ah well all in good time. LA would be rough too, just think of how many Billions of dollars would be wiped out of circulation just from celebrities and computer companies.
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
I would have to say NYC...where are the credit reporting agencies located? Would be a real shame if everyone's credit got reset. I choose NYC because of Wall St. and other financial corporation HQ's. Wish there was a way (besides bankruptcy) to reset debt and just start over, ah well all in good time. LA would be rough too, just think of how many Billions of dollars would be wiped out of circulation just from celebrities and computer companies.
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LA would have a huge impact in the USA economy, but little impact worldwide.


Not much impact in European economy or Japanese economy from LA getting nuked...
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
A nuke in London would take away the buildings at 8 Canada Square and One Churchill Place.

But I don't think that would have nearly the same impact as a nuke in New York City.
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100% the only city which would cause a global collapse is London.
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
100% the only city which would cause a global collapse is London.
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why?


That would take away the buildings at 8 Canada Square and One Churchill Place...


Also, would take away the London Stock Exchange


But I think the world financial markets can survive without the London Stock Exchange... but not without the NYSE


The losses of Barclays and HSBC could have a huge impact, but not enough to cause unstoppable global economic collapse, in my opinion...
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
I'm trying to imagine a scenario without any retaliations.

Kind of a "mystery" nuclear attack that no-one knows who did it...

Just ONE city taken away.


I believe NYC would be the city with the most impact worldwide...


No NYSE = global stock market collapse.


Added to loss of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the headquarters of Citigroup, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, the impact would be tremendous.
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I must admit, NYC is the one city the world could not live without. It's kinda scary thinking about how much hinges upon one place, one core, and if that core was removed from the equation, utter disintegration would ensue.
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
Cairo

Biggest and oldest metro city in the world.

It is the world's heart.
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
a nuke in New York would also have another huge symbolic impact that would be the erasing of the headquarters of the United Nations...


Manhattan is, in my opinion, really the most sensitive area of the planet...
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
Cairo

Biggest and oldest metro city in the world.

It is the world's heart.
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Very little economic impact, in my opinion...

No major world companies are headquarted in Cairo...
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
I dont think it would need to be any specific city the world
panic from seeing a nuc take out a city while we sit in such
a poor situation economically,politically and spiritually
would cause a global economic collapse.

There may be some smaller cities where this would not be the case.

Just look at what the stockmarket started to do with the hacked BS AP story recently.
sheell be right mate
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
Just imagine that you are a member of the trading desk of a major bank in London, like HSBC, and you just get the news that Manhattan is gone forever, and the New York Stock Exchange will never reopen again....


You would probably shoot yourself in the head...
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
I dont think it would need to be any specific city the world
panic from seeing a nuc take out a city while we sit in such
a poor situation economically,politically and spiritually
would cause a global economic collapse.

There may be some smaller cities where this would not be the case.

Just look at what the stockmarket started to do with the hacked BS AP story recently.
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The temporary chaos created by a nuke going off in a city like, let's say Seattle, could be reversed in a matter of just weeks.

That would be a temporary collapse, that could be reversed in a short period...

Very different of the New York Stock Exchange being gone forever, together with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, JP Morgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs...
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
Cairo

Biggest and oldest metro city in the world.

It is the world's heart.
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Not to sound like a know-it-all, but Cairo is the 16th largest metro area and was founded in 969 AD. Damascus is much older. Cairo's destruction would certainly be an enormous blow, with the huge loss of life, history, and culture, but I don't think it's a "instant world implosion" kind of target. It may be the heart of the ancient world, but not the modern.
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
I'm going to create a new videogame called "Manhattan is gone"


The starting point of the scenario will be a mysteryous nuclear attack in Manhattan, that would totally destroy half of New York City, and that is not claimed by any group or organization.


The videogame will explore the possibilities of the post-NYC-destruction world...


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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
Someone should nuke DC and let's see what happens.
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texas
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texas
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putin


I said CITY

You have to choose a city, like Dallas or Houston.
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I dont think it would need to be any specific city the world
panic from seeing a nuc take out a city while we sit in such
a poor situation economically,politically and spiritually
would cause a global economic collapse.

There may be some smaller cities where this would not be the case.

Just look at what the stockmarket started to do with the hacked BS AP story recently.
 Quoting: chowan




The temporary chaos created by a nuke going off in a city like, let's say Seattle, could be reversed in a matter of just weeks.

That would be a temporary collapse, that could be reversed in a short period...

Very different of the New York Stock Exchange being gone forever, together with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, JP Morgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs...
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youre assuming that the rest of the country and the world does NOT panic.

History tells us they pobably will

The country and the world will be asking many questions
but some more important than others.
sheell be right mate
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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
If Manhattan got nuked, the first 24 hours would be of total panic everywhere in the world, with people expecting World War III to start at any time...


But I imagine what would happen after 4 days, when no-one claims responsibility, and people start to realize that there will be NO world war.


Then people will start to pay attention to the ECONOMIC impact of the nuke...


Banks being declared bankrupt all around the world...

Lots of bank runs in every country...

Stock markets halted everywhere...


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Re: Do you think there is any single city in the world that, if nuked, would cause unstoppable global economic collapse?
NYC, or Washington DC, or Mecca.

NYC is the financial center of the world, as much as it pisses London off, and it's ceasing to exist would cause the gears of commerce world wide to suddenly "Lock Up"

Washington DC is the most important political capital in the world. While not an important finance or manufacturing center, it IS the Political Center of the Free World and is also the Military Center of the free world (as such it creates the limited world wide military stability, and thus trade, that we currently enjoy)

Mecca is the "Soul" of the Islamic faith. It's destruction would cause an emotional crisis throughout the Islamic world that is hard for those not of that religion to understand. The EMOTIONAL PASSION to destroy everyone who may have participated, or could have prevented it's destruction and did not, would CONSUME people everywhere who are of that faith.
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