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* In Peter Bagge's ''ComicBook/ApocalypseNerd'', Seattle is nuked by North Korea, and centers around two friends as [[ApocalypseAnarchy they try to survive in the wilds of the Cascade Mountains.]] Background information provided by other characters states that the government has quarantined the area, and the rest of the country has gone unaffected.
5th May '17 10:17:16 AM megarockman
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* The Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918.
* Several cholera outbreaks over the course of history, including the one currently spreading through UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}, and more recently, UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}} as well. Cholera, smallpox, and other European diseases that wiped out nearly the entire Native American population.
* HIV/AIDS.
* Arguably, the 2004 tsunami.
* This occurred in the (formerly Belgian) [[UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo Congo]] during the [[TheSixties 1960s]]. The country's infrastructure was destroyed in a series of wars and its mineral wealth was stripped by a succession of dictators. There are still manned railway stations in one town that have not seen a train in decades. Land travel is virtually impossible along the Congo river due to fact that parts of the route are either inhabited by AxCrazy marauders or completely overgrown.
* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} Chernobyl Disaster]], which displaced a good chunk of the Ukrainian population overnight.

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* At least 3 are known to have happened in antiquity: 2250 BC saw the fall of the Sumerians and the [[AncientEgypt Egyptian Old Kingdom]]. Another around 1200 BC saw the Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Cretans, the Myceneans and the Indus Valley all collapse, and Egypt just barely hang on. A third was the slow-motion collapse of the [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Western Roman Empire]] from AD 300-600.
* The decline of [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Mayan civilization]] during the 8th and 9th centuries probably count as this - not enough to wipe out the Mayan population entirely (indeed, Mayan city-states still existed when the Spanish arrived and there are still Mayans living there to this day) but it's not near what it once was based on archeological evidence. Some archeologists believe that the decline of the Maya happened quietly over several generations being compelled to move away from the cities, or to never marry and have children, for economic reasons, rather than a single dramatic event.
* The Mongol invasions. In Russia for example, half the population was killed, while estimates range up to 90% of Iran's population being destroyed by the Mongols and subsequent famines.
* Between the Great Famine and the Black Death, the [[TheLateMiddleAges 14th century]] was this to Europe.
* The population of Easter Island was nearly wiped after they [[NiceJobBreakingItHero destroyed the local flora to build]] [[EenieMeenieMinyMoai those statues]].
* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, pretty much an entire generation of men across Europe died or were badly injured. The 'deficit' in young men was thought to be about 9 million.
* The UsefulNotes/RussianCivilWar furthered the pain on the populace in Russia after World War I ended.
* The Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918.
* Several cholera outbreaks over the course of history, including the one currently spreading through UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}, and more recently, UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}} as well. Cholera, smallpox, and other European diseases that wiped out nearly the entire Native American population.
* HIV/AIDS.
* Arguably, the 2004 tsunami.
* This occurred in the (formerly Belgian) [[UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo Congo]] during the [[TheSixties 1960s]]. The country's infrastructure was destroyed in a series of wars and its mineral wealth was stripped by a succession of dictators. There are still manned railway stations in one town that have not seen a train in decades. Land travel is virtually impossible along the Congo river due to fact that parts
1918 - 50-100 million dead (about 3-5% of the route are either inhabited by AxCrazy marauders or completely overgrown.
world's population).
* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} Chernobyl Disaster]], which displaced a good chunk of Warlord Era and the Ukrainian population overnight.UsefulNotes/ChineseCivilWar ensure political power struggles pre-empted the peace needed to rebuild in China before an increasingly militant and expansionist Japan muscled its way in.



** The WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific was this for China, Korea, and many other Asian/Pacific nations. Because of UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan. For starters, look up The Rape of Nanking on Wikipedia ([[FromBadToWorse and it gets worse from there]]).



** The WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific was this for China, Korea, and many other Asian/Pacific nations. Because of UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan. For starters, look up The Rape of Nanking on Wikipedia ([[FromBadToWorse And it gets worse from there]]).
** The level of destruction in Europe (especially Germany) and Japan even without the Atomic Bombs is probably a Class 0 in and of itself.
** As of 2013, they ''still'' haven't finished rebuilding parts of Warsaw, and the 400,000 manuscripts and three million other books and maps burnt by the Nazis can never be recovered.
* Sadly, it seems like the recent earthquake that leveled Haiti could be this, as the recent cholera outbreak has compounded the problem and Hurricane Tomas could make it even worse.
** As yet, the tally for Japan's quake and tsunami isn't as high, but rising. Even with fewer deaths, the devastation and possible radiation hazards have emptied out areas that were quite well-populated.
* Hurricane Katrina, which demolished much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S., and the damage is still being felt in the economy; the death toll, however, is more like a 0.0001.
** As a point of comparison, Katrina pretty much flattened an area the size of the UK, and knocked out power to an additional area about the size of France & the Benelux countries combined.
* Eastern Europe suffered a fate between this and a Class 1 in the two world wars.
* The Mongol invasions. In Russia for example, half the population was killed, while estimates range up to 90% of Iran's population being destroyed by the Mongols and subsequent famines.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Tohoku_earthquake_and_tsunami 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami]] in Japan. The entire Sendai Region leveled as well as a nuclear incident in Fukushima's Fukushima I power plant.
** Although the only death from the Fukushima "incident" was caused by falling debris.
* The decline of [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Mayan civilization]] during the 8th and 9th centuries probably count as this.
** Though some archeologists believe that the decline of the Maya happened quietly over several generations being compelled to move away from the cities, or to never marry and have children, for economic reasons, rather than a single dramatic event.
* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, pretty much an entire generation of men across Europe died, or were badly injured.
** The 'deficit' in young men was thought to be about 9 million.
** Russian and Chinese Civil Wars. Period.
* The population of Easter Island was nearly wiped after they [[NiceJobBreakingItHero destroyed the local flora to build]] [[EenieMeenieMinyMoai those statues]].

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** The WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific was this for China, Korea, and many other Asian/Pacific nations. Because of UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan. For starters, look up The Rape of Nanking on Wikipedia ([[FromBadToWorse And it gets worse from there]]).
** The level of destruction in
Eastern Europe (especially Germany) suffered a fate between this and Japan even without the Atomic Bombs is probably a Class 0 1 in the two world wars, caught between Imperial Germany/Nazi Germany on one side and of itself.
** As of 2013, they
Imperial Russia/the Soviet Union on the other. Rebuilding ''still'' haven't hasn't finished rebuilding in parts of Warsaw, and the 400,000 manuscripts and three million other books and maps burnt by the Nazis can never be recovered.
* Sadly, it seems like ** The level of destruction in Europe (especially Germany) and Japan even without the recent earthquake atomic bombs was probably a Class 0 in and of itself.
* This occurred in the (formerly Belgian) [[UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo Congo]] during the [[TheSixties 1960s]]. The country's infrastructure was destroyed in a series of wars and its mineral wealth was stripped by a succession of dictators. There are still manned railway stations in one town
that leveled Haiti could be this, as have not seen a train in decades. Land travel is virtually impossible along the recent Congo river due to fact that parts of the route are either inhabited by AxCrazy marauders or completely overgrown.
* HIV/AIDS, especially in TheEighties and TheNineties but continues to linger in poorer places to this day.
* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} Chernobyl Disaster]] in 1986, which displaced a good chunk of the Ukrainian population overnight.
* Several
cholera outbreak has compounded outbreaks over the problem course of history, including the one currently spreading through UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}, and Hurricane Tomas could make it even worse.
** As yet, the tally for Japan's quake
more recently, UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}} as well. Cholera, smallpox, and tsunami isn't as high, but rising. Even with fewer deaths, the devastation and possible radiation hazards have emptied out areas other European diseases that were quite well-populated.
wiped out nearly the entire Native American population.
%%* Arguably, the 2004 tsunami.
* Hurricane Katrina, which demolished much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S., and trashed New Orleans, and the damage is still being felt in the economy; the death toll, however, is more like a 0.0001.
**
0001. As a point of comparison, Katrina pretty much flattened an area the size of the UK, and knocked out power to an additional area about the size of France & the Benelux countries combined.
* Eastern Europe suffered a fate between this and a Class 1 in Sadly, it seems like the two world wars.
* The Mongol invasions. In Russia for example, half
2010 earthquake that leveled Haiti has the population was killed, while estimates range up potential to 90% of Iran's population being destroyed be this, compounded by the Mongols cholera outbreak and subsequent famines.
Hurricane Tomas.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Tohoku_earthquake_and_tsunami 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami]] in Japan. The entire Sendai Region leveled as well as a inundated with water plus the nuclear incident meltdown in Fukushima's Fukushima I power plant.
** Although
plant. Even with fewer deaths compared to Haiti's the only death from year before, the Fukushima "incident" was caused by falling debris.
* The decline of [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Mayan civilization]] during the 8th
devastation and 9th centuries probably count as this.
** Though some archeologists believe that the decline of the Maya happened quietly over several generations being compelled to move away from the cities, or to never marry and
possible radiation hazards have children, for economic reasons, rather than a single dramatic event.
* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, pretty much an
emptied out entire generation of men across Europe died, or were badly injured.
** The 'deficit' in young men was thought to be about 9 million.
** Russian and Chinese Civil Wars. Period.
* The population of Easter Island was nearly wiped after they [[NiceJobBreakingItHero destroyed the local flora to build]] [[EenieMeenieMinyMoai those statues]].
towns.



*** Indeed, global warming and it's various side effects could cause anywhere between a Class 0 to a Class 5 or 6, depending on how long it takes before humanity begins severely cutting down on carbon emissions or does some sort of geo-engineering. If action is done relatively soon (unlikely but possible) it could be kept to a low-end Class 0, if no major action is done soon it ''will'' be a Class 0, and the longer it takes, although it's unlikely it would get above 1 or 2 unless humanity is even stupider than it is now.

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*** ** Indeed, global warming and it's various side effects could cause anywhere between a Class 0 to a Class 5 or 6, depending on how long it takes before humanity begins severely cutting down on carbon emissions or does some sort of geo-engineering. If action is done relatively soon (unlikely but possible) it could be kept to a low-end Class 0, if no major action is done soon it ''will'' be a Class 0, and the longer it takes, although it's unlikely it would get above 1 or 2 unless humanity is even stupider than it is now.



* At least 3 are known to have happened in antiquity: 2250 BC saw the fall of the Sumerians and the [[AncientEgypt Egyptian Old Kingdom]], another around 1200 BC saw the Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Cretans, the Myceneans and the Indus Valley all collapse, and Egypt just barely hang on. A third was the slow-motion collapse of the [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Western Roman Empire]] from AD 300-600.
* Between the Great Famine and the Black Death, the [[TheLateMiddleAges 14th century]] was this to Europe.
25th Apr '17 7:21:07 PM PaulA
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* William R. Forstchen's ''One Second After'' has the US hit by a massive EMP resulting in a collapse of society and, in the end a DisunitedStatesOfAmerica. Iran and North Korea are nuked in retaliation although it's implied that they may not have done it.

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* William R. Forstchen's Creator/WilliamRForstchen's ''One Second After'' has the US hit by a massive EMP resulting in a collapse of society and, in the end a DisunitedStatesOfAmerica.DividedStatesOfAmerica. Iran and North Korea are nuked in retaliation although it's implied that they may not have done it.
4th Apr '17 11:45:40 AM Angeldeb82
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* The year 2031 starts off as this in ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'': The economy of the United States of North America (USNA) is failing. Great numbers of youths are turning to "Joybooths" (a device which directly stimulates the sensory input of the brain) and committing suicide by over-stimulation. A new arms race involving nuclear weapons no larger than the size of a common pack of cigarettes threatens to turn the USNA into a police state. Senator Richard Ryder has imposed the Plan for Renewed National Purpose to set the society back on its feet again. As the world's first sentient computer called PRISM, you are to go into future simulations in decades to see how the Plan fares. In the 2041 simulation that you investigate, this class is averted, as society is becoming normal... at first. But in the 2051 sim afterwards, your town of Rockvil is getting some societal disruption. By 2061, this is becoming Regional Societal Collapse, as the USNA is slowly turning into a polluted, religious police state and becoming the OppresiveStatesOfAmerica. [[FromBadToWorse It goes even further than that in the 2071 and 2081 sims, as the USNA will eventually turn into the]] FallenStatesOfAmerica.

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* The year 2031 starts off as this in ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'': The economy of the United States of North America (USNA) is failing. Great numbers of youths are turning to "Joybooths" (a device which directly stimulates the sensory input of the brain) and committing suicide by over-stimulation. A new arms race involving nuclear weapons no larger than the size of a common pack of cigarettes threatens to turn the USNA into a police state. Senator Richard Ryder has imposed the Plan for Renewed National Purpose to set the society back on its feet again. As the world's first sentient computer called PRISM, you are to go into future simulations in decades to see how the Plan fares. In the 2041 simulation that you investigate, this class is averted, as society is becoming normal... at first. But in the 2051 sim afterwards, your town of Rockvil is getting some societal disruption. By 2061, this is becoming Regional Societal Collapse, as the USNA is slowly turning into a polluted, religious police state and becoming the OppresiveStatesOfAmerica.OppressiveStatesOfAmerica. [[FromBadToWorse It goes even further than that in the 2071 and 2081 sims, as the USNA will eventually turn into the]] FallenStatesOfAmerica.
4th Apr '17 11:44:54 AM Angeldeb82
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* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', the entire East Coast United States, from New York to Louisiana, has been lost to the rapidly spreading [[TheVirus mutated rabies virus]], turning people into bloodthirsty animals who's [[UnstoppableRage extreme pent up rage]] and [[TooDumbToLive severe loss of mental functions]] leave them in a zombie like state. So far, the [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Civil Emergency Defense Agency]] has been useless to stop the spread, leaving the [[YanksWithTanks US Military]] to [[TimeForPlanB take over]] with a more [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption violent]] and [[ArmiesAreEvil potentially genocidal]] approach (includes [[KillEmAll slaughtering entire groups of citizens]] because one or two ''might'' be infected).

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* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', the entire East Coast United States, from New York to Louisiana, has been lost to the rapidly spreading [[TheVirus mutated rabies virus]], turning people into bloodthirsty animals who's [[UnstoppableRage extreme pent up rage]] and [[TooDumbToLive severe loss of mental functions]] leave them in a zombie like state. So far, the [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Civil Emergency Defense Agency]] has been useless to stop the spread, leaving the [[YanksWithTanks US Military]] to [[TimeForPlanB take over]] with a more [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption violent]] {{violen|ceIsTheOnlyOption}}t and [[ArmiesAreEvil potentially genocidal]] approach (includes [[KillEmAll slaughtering entire groups of citizens]] because one or two ''might'' be infected).


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* The year 2031 starts off as this in ''VideoGame/AMindForeverVoyaging'': The economy of the United States of North America (USNA) is failing. Great numbers of youths are turning to "Joybooths" (a device which directly stimulates the sensory input of the brain) and committing suicide by over-stimulation. A new arms race involving nuclear weapons no larger than the size of a common pack of cigarettes threatens to turn the USNA into a police state. Senator Richard Ryder has imposed the Plan for Renewed National Purpose to set the society back on its feet again. As the world's first sentient computer called PRISM, you are to go into future simulations in decades to see how the Plan fares. In the 2041 simulation that you investigate, this class is averted, as society is becoming normal... at first. But in the 2051 sim afterwards, your town of Rockvil is getting some societal disruption. By 2061, this is becoming Regional Societal Collapse, as the USNA is slowly turning into a polluted, religious police state and becoming the OppresiveStatesOfAmerica. [[FromBadToWorse It goes even further than that in the 2071 and 2081 sims, as the USNA will eventually turn into the]] FallenStatesOfAmerica.
31st Mar '17 9:04:45 PM Blazer
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* ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse2'' reveals through NPC encounters what happened to the HubWorld of ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'', Toki-Toki City: [[spoiler:A rumor flew around that the Kais were weaker than gods like Beerus and Whis and even mortals like Goku and the hero of the first game. The Supreme Kai of Time was so incensed over this that she made the large dragon statue come to life as a show of power... and the stupid thing went berserk. By the time the statue was contained, the city was ravaged and was later rebuilt as Conton City.]]
26th Feb '17 8:35:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* "Literature/TheTamariskHunter": Lolo encounters a town that has been abandoned and is being buried by sands and overrun by tumbleweeds.

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* "Literature/TheTamariskHunter": Lolo encounters a town that has been abandoned and is being buried by sands and overrun by tumbleweeds.The unending drought "Big Daddy Drought" along with the loss of water rights have destroyed much of the Southwestern US.
26th Feb '17 8:33:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* "Literature/TheTamariskHunter": Lolo encounters a town that has been abandoned and is being buried by sands and overrun by tumbleweeds.
6th Jan '17 8:17:06 AM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} Dead Souls'' takes place in the midst of a ZombieApocalypse. Said apocalypse, however, never spreads beyond the city of Kamuroucho.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} Dead Souls'' takes place in the midst of a ZombieApocalypse. Said apocalypse, however, never spreads beyond the city Tokyo district of Kamuroucho.Kamurocho.
29th Dec '16 4:11:04 PM BirdAlliance
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_T%C5%8Dhoku_earthquake_and_tsunami 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami]] in Japan. The entire Sendai Region leveled as well as a nuclear incident in Fukushima's Fukushima I power plant.

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* The [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_T%C5%8Dhoku_earthquake_and_tsunami org/wiki/2011_Tohoku_earthquake_and_tsunami 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami]] in Japan. The entire Sendai Region leveled as well as a nuclear incident in Fukushima's Fukushima I power plant.
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