Safest Countries to Hide Out if World War 3 Starts (2024)


If World War 3 breaks out, where will you go? Check out today's video that reveals the safest countries to wait out the next world war!


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World war iii has broken out.

The most powerful countries on the planet are launching missiles at one another and sending invasion forces across the globe.

It's only a matter of time until you get caught up in the whole thing.

All you want at this point is a safe place to lie low and wait for the whole thing to blow over.

Should you go to an island nation in the tropics or a country at the bottom of the world, maybe there's an even safer place that you didn't even know existed, let's find out which safe haven is right for you it's impossible to tell who exactly will instigate world war iii.

But we have some pretty good ideas.

The most likely scenario would start with one country invading another.

This would cause the allies of the country being invaded to come to their aid slowly more and more nations would get pulled into the conflict at some point.

This confrontation would reach critical mass and an all-out world war would commence.

The sides are pretty easy to predict for world war iii as they probably would follow the current geopolitical.


One side would consist of the united states, the european union and the rest of nato, while the other side would be made up of russia, china, north korea and their allies.

There would probably be some wild cards that we can't predict.

But one thing is for sure world war iii would be a true world war.

What we mean by this is that very few people would be able to escape the carnage, unlike the previous world wars humans now have the ability to fight one another over long distances using aircraft, long-range missiles and space warfare, very few regions.

The planet would be untouched by the events of world war.


However, this does not mean there, aren't any safe places to run to in fact, a few countries would provide safety and peace of mind as the world falls apart around you if you're looking for a safe country to escape to during world war, three, some of your best options are tropical islands.

This may sound too good to be true.

But hear us out the good thing about islands in the pacific ocean is that they are really far away from each other.

And the mainland the pacific ocean is a vast place.

And if you don't mind warm climates, catching your own fish dinners and white sand beaches.

Fiji would not be a bad place to wait out world war iii.

This island nation sits in the southwestern part of the pacific ocean.

The closest continent is australia, which is still over 1700 miles away.

And the great thing about this is that during world war, three, australia, probably won't be hotly contested over which just adds to the allure of escaping to fiji, even if the fighting eventually reached the australian continent, you would be so far away that you probably wouldn't, even notice fiji itself doesn't have much to offer in terms of wartime strategy or resources.

It has a very small military of around 6, 000 individuals.

So it would not be seen as a threat by either side.

But perhaps one of the best things fiji has going for it in terms of remaining safe during world war 3 is that it doesn't have many natural resources within its borders, beautiful beaches.

And an abundance of seafood tend not to be what the world's superpowers are after while at war.

This means fiji would likely not be a target making it.

One of the safest countries you can move to if world war three ever broke out while the world descended into chaos.

You could be sipping pina coladas on a white sand beach with a fishing pole in the water or better.


You could be drinking the national beverage of fiji called cava, which is made at the crushed root of the gangona, which has been shown to have medicinal properties.

This is another thing that would make fiji such a good nation to hide away in if world war iii happened, although it doesn't have strategic significance.

It does have an endless supply of food fertile land, cigarette crops and plenty of ways to keep yourself busy.

In fact, there are around 300 islands that make up the country of fiji.

So if you didn't get along with your neighbors, you could just load up your boat and cruise to a different island.

The only problem is that you'd be so far removed from the fighting that you might not know who was winning, or even when the war came to an end until long after it was all over during a world war.

Global communication would probably go down as satellites are targeted by each side to disrupt enemy transmissions.

This would mean the only way to receive news would be by word of mouth like in the olden days before the internet or telephones, you'd have to wait until someone physically came to the island and informed you about what was going on across the ocean.

Then again, if you're trying to escape world war, 3, you probably don't mind, not being up to date on wartime, news.

So this wouldn't be a deal breaker if fiji isn't isolated enough for you.

There is another island nation in the pacific that could be even more appealing to hide on during world war.

Three tuvalu is a 10 square mile island chain.

Just over 1 000 miles north of fiji, making it even further from mainland there are only around 11 000 people on the islands of tuvalu and its remote location and lack of natural resources, making an undesirable target for either side during world war.


If you did seek refuge in tuvalu it's likely, you wouldn't see anyone new for the duration of your time in the island nation tuvalu is hard to get to in the best of times.

So the two airlines that fly to the country probably won't be doing.

So at all with the world war going on this means that the only other way to access the country is by boat it's unlikely that one of the signs in world war iii would divert resources to tuvalu as it serves no strategic significance.

But like fiji, there is plenty of food and resources that can be gathered from the ocean to help sustain you throughout the war, there's, another island country that is much larger than fiji and tuvalu.

And although it's a little closer to the mainland, it would still provide safety during world war.

3., new zealand is a beautiful nation that seems to have plenty of every type of environment crammed into a single island.

If you're looking for a safe place to hide from the carnage of world war, 3 and still want seasons in ecological diversity.

New zealand is the country for you.

The country itself is a little over a thousand miles from australia.

But it sits further south in both fiji and tuvalu, meaning that new zealand could potentially be further away from the main front of world war iii, which we would expect to happen in europe asia and in the north american continent.

However, there are many more natural resources in new zealand than in most other island nations.

This would be beneficial if you set refuge there during world war 3, but it could also make the nation a target for invasion.

However, due to where it's located.

This seems highly unlikely there also isn't really much strategic significance to invading the country.

The nation itself has fertile lands, abundant marine resources and various landscapes that would provide protection.

Even if the war did reach, the island around 30 percent of new zealand is protected land, which means there are plenty of areas where resources can be gathered and where you could hide away if needed.

It may sound crazy.

But there is another abundant resource on the island that would help you ride out world war iii for every person in new zealand.

There are 10 sheep.

This means you have plenty of wool to make clothes and a source of protein.

If times get hard the sheep also help fertilize the land and can provide milk as well, meaning that these useful creatures will be your best friends as you safely, wait for the war to come to an end.

There are many benefits to living in new zealand, even when the world is not at war.

But perhaps what would make this nation? The ideal location to move to is that its infrastructure is highly developed.

And the country has been working on becoming self-sufficient for decades it's because of the steps that the government has taken in recent years to ensure the country remains a safe comfortable place to live that new zealand, consistently is rated one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world.

So if you're looking for a country that is isolated safe and provides an abundance of resources as well as beautiful land to live on during world war.

Three new zealand has got you covered.

New zealand does its best to maintain a peaceful country, which means it'll likely stay out of world war iii altogether.

In fact, new zealand is only second to iceland on the global peace index, which brings us to our next safe country.

If a world war breaks out iceland is over a thousand miles from the united kingdom and the rest of europe.

This means it's unlikely, the country will be in a direct danger during world war.

Three like many other island nations.

Thus far iceland has tons of marine resources that would allow it to remain self-sufficient.

If world war iii ever broke out, what makes iceland a great place to be during a global war is that the country gets 100 of its energy from renewable sources, all of which are within its borders.

Iceland, harnesses, a massive amount of geothermal energy and converts it into electricity and heat while war rages across the planet.

Iceland would not have to worry about procuring oil coal or any other forms of energy from different parts of the world.

Being totally self-sufficient means iceland could stay out of the conflict and focus on keeping the people inside its borders safe.

Some parts of iceland can be pretty airy and harsh.

But there is abundant fresh water and seafood.

If you made your way into the mountains of iceland, you would be isolated and protected from the rest of the world.

There are fewer resources in this region, but it's incredibly doubtful.

You would ever encounter a military force while living there.

However, the best place to be in iceland during world war iii would be along the coast.

So you could take advantage of the plentiful fisheries and aquatic resources as long as you don't mind, eating seafood every day you'd have a full belly for the duration of the war.

There is plenty of land to settle down on in iceland.

If you need to find a place to wait out the war, in fact, the current population puts an average of eight people per square mile in the country.

This means there is plenty of space for refugees of world war iii.

If they decide to relocate to iceland.

If you plan ahead, you could even find a nice piece of land in a small, icelandic fishing village, that's, self-sufficient and safe to live in until the war is over.

You might even decide to stay after it's safe to return home.

There is one downside to iceland.

However, the fact that it sits between europe and north america might cause it to be a staging area to launch invasions across the atlantic.

This scenario is not very likely as both sides would probably blow each other up with nukes before they would send an invasion force across the atlantic ocean.

But you never know even though there is a chance that a fleet might sail by iceland or even make a stop on their way while crossing the ocean living in northern iceland will all, but guarantee your safety during world war iii.

There are other island nations that would actually be closer to the action, but could still offer some safety during world war.

Three, one, such country actually started out as a military fortress during the crusades malta sits just off the coast of sicily in the middle of the mediterranean sea in world war iii.

This might be a good country to run to if your plan is to get out of europe.

But at some point malta would be consumed by the war until then it could serve as a way out of the region to provide refugees for escapees.

The nation of malta is only around 122 square miles and has limited resources.

This means it wouldn't be an initial target for either side at the beginning of world war.

Three, there are several large fortresses around the island that were built by the hospitalers and the knights templar during the crusades.

These could serve as safe havens as plans were made to evacuate people to safer lands, malta successfully fended off invasions in the past so it's possible that they could do it again, maybe malta could also be an embarkation point for people trying to make it to the azores islands this remote archipelago is technically part of portugal, which would not be a safe country to be in during world war iii, but the azores abundance of natural resources and its remote location in the atlantic would definitely make it a safer place to be than many other parts of the world.

The azores have plenty of farmable land and a plethora of marine resources.

However, people from portugal and the rest of western europe might have the same idea and head straight for the geosorce islands at the same time.

This might lead to overcrowding on the archipelago.

But at least it would be safe for the time being one part of the world that's.

So often overlooked at the end of the world scenarios is south america world war, iii will likely be fought in the northern hemisphere.

The most probable scenario would be world war iii starting in europe or asia.

And although it's doubtful that world war iii will reach north america until later on the countries near the united states would be targets.

At some point.

Canada is a vast country and there'd be plenty of locations that would remain untouched by world war, 3 due to its size and untamed wilderness.

However, coastal cities in certain places along the u.s border would be attacked as a means to invade the us.

The same could be said about mexico, although there are likely regions in the highlands and jungles of the country that would remain safe its overall proximity to the u.s would make other parts of mexico vulnerable to attack.

However, south america is far enough away from the us.

And any other major players in world war, three that it would be an ideal place to go once the fighting broke out the safest country in this scenario would be chile.

Chile is the southernmost country in south america, not only that.

But the city of puerto williams is the southernmost city in the entire world.

The country itself has tons of natural resources and numerous geological features that make it an easy escape.

If the war ever does reach south america.

Chile is one of the most developed nations in all of south america, meaning there's already infrastructure in place to sustain the country.

If the rest of the world is at war with each other, there are two options of where to go in chile that would ensure your safety during world war iii.

The andes mountains, stretch across the entire western part of the country it's in these mountains that the indigenous communities have lived for hundreds of years.

There are endless amounts of fresh water and fertile land that can be terraced to grow crops.

The mountains offer protection and serve as a deterrent for any enemy force that might try to occupy the country, the mountains and many other regions of chile contain dense forests that can be used to build a cabin in the woods and a number of wild animals that can provide sustenance in extreme circ*mstances.

Not to mention that chile is the fourth largest exporter of wine globally, which means while the northern hemisphere becomes a scarred battlefield of destruction and death.

You could be getting tipsy off of some of the best wine in the entire world.

The other option is settling as far south as possible this.

Next closest land from the southern tip of chile is antarctica, it's, highly unlikely that any part of world war iii would be fought in the frozen antarctic waters.

This means living in southern chile would be pretty safe.

The weather can be brutally cold and storms often whip across the region.

But the oceans are bountiful and different varieties of potatoes grow pretty much everywhere in the country.

And while we're talking about the extreme south there's, probably no safer place on the planet than antarctica during world war.

Three, you could theoretically take refuge in one of the science outposts there and wait for the fighting to end, no one's going to be coming to that antarctica to wage the war, but the lack of resources.

And the inability to resupply during that time would make it important to ration resources.

Eventually you would run out of supplies, and you would need to leave the continent, but if you could stay in antarctica until peace was declared, you would be safe the entire time.

There is one other southern country that is resource rich and would be an excellent place to escape to during world war.

Three, you could even go on a safari while you're there south africa contains around 10 of all plant bird and fish species in the world.

It also is home to around six percent of mammal species.

This makes south africa, an ideal place to hide from the turmoil of world war.

Three, there are plenty of food sources, fresh water supplies and fertile coasts in the country.

It also helps that south africa is very far away from the regions of the world that would be fighting it's conceivable that the fighting wouldn't, even reach its northernmost border.

Let alone the rest of the country south africa, also consists of many types of environments, but there's, probably no safer city in this part of the world to be in during world war, three than cape town.

This is a thriving city with modern infrastructure and resources all around it there's plenty of fishing off the coast and the mountains that surround the city isolated from the rest of the continent, cape town, isn't as far south as other cities, but its location would make it strategically undesirable.

Therefore, south africa would probably be left alone during the conflict also like chile, south africa is a large exporter of wine between the abundance of food, its protected location and the availability of alcohol.

South africa would be a safe and not too unpleasant country to spend world war.

3 in greenland is massive.

It is also freezing.

But if there's any country in the world that you could find a safe place to wait for the end of world war 3.

And this would be it.

The tricky part would be getting to your final destination.

Once you are within the country's borders.

There are no roads between the towns of greenland.

This is a good thing in terms of finding a safe haven.

The more difficult, the region is to reach the safer it'll be during wartime for optimal security.

You'd want to choose one of the more northern towns to live in like konak, which sits just inside the arctic circle like with antarctica.

The war will likely never reach you at this extreme latitude.

You'd have to learn the ways of the inuit people and learn how to live off the land in a polar climate.

But it would all be worth it to have a safe and secure place to live during world war, three due to greenland's location in size there's little reason for either side in world war, three to try to invade its lands.

If the war did happen to reach the part of the country you're in you can always hop on a boat or helicopter and head further north at some point, you'll find a town that's far enough out of the way that no military forces would find it useful to be fair greenland as a whole holds very little strategic significance and the only world war, three action.

It would see would be ships sailing by to invade the other side of the atlantic ocean or planes flying overhead.

There would likely be no forces or troops stationed in the country itself living in rural greenland would be much more difficult than sipping wine in chile or fishing off a tropical beach in fiji.

However, greenland would provide significant protection from the carnage of world war iii, while also providing the resources you need to stay alive, depending on where you initially lived before world war, three broke out.

Greenland might be a more viable option for safety than some of the other countries in this video.

For example, if you reside in the northeastern part of the u.s greenland would definitely be the closest safe haven to you just because it's cold and desolate.

Doesn't mean, you should count greenland out in a time of war, beggars, can't be choosers.

Although the countries on this list are all good options to escape to in the event that world war 3 breaks out there is something that you need to remember if you find yourself in any of the countries on this list when world war 3 starts, you will likely be safe as the war will pose very little threat to you.

However, none of that matters.

If each side begins launching nukes at one another, the nuclear fallout from the blasts would be carried across the world on the planet's, natural air currents, the rain falling from the sky would be poisonous as it would carry lethal doses radiation in every drop.

The nuclear explosions would incinerate anything in their vicinity causing firestorms that would release massive amounts of smoke and ash into the atmosphere.

This could plunge the planet into a nuclear winter, where temperatures would plummet as the sun's light is blocked out by all the particulates in the atmosphere.

At this point, it wouldn't matter if you were in russia, the united states or antarctica as there would be no escaping this global catastrophe.

If this ends up being the ending of world war, 3, the safest place will be to not be on earth, but in space, as the countries of the world, annihilate one another and the planet using nuclear weapons, the astronauts aboard, the international space station will look on in horror as their home is destroyed before their very eyes for a short amount of time.

They might be the last of the human species.

Unfortunately, even the astronauts would run out of resources and die.

This would be the end of humanity, and it would be all because we couldn't get along with one another.

So the safest thing you can do if world war iii ever breaks out is to head to one of those countries from this video.

And hope the war comes to an end before the nukes start flying.

If nuclear holocaust is the fate of the planet, then your only chance for survival is to hijack a rocket ship and head for the stars.

Eventually, you'll die from lack of oxygen and resources, but at least you'll make it slightly longer than the rest of us.

The alternative is to make your way to one of the countries with an abundance of wine and have a drink as the world falls apart around you.

Now watch what would happen after world war, 3 or check out why you wouldn't want to survive world war, 3.

Safest Countries to Hide Out if World War 3 Starts (2024)


Safest Countries to Hide Out if World War 3 Starts? ›

Coming in at the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland. It has a population of 339,000, no army, is protected by NATO and has a remote location.

What is the safest country if World War 3 starts? ›

Coming in at the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland. It has a population of 339,000, no army, is protected by NATO and has a remote location.

Which country is the safest to avoid war? ›

At the same time, New Zealand is also rated one of the world's freest countries. New Zealand is extremely safe from external threats, such as war, due to its isolated location in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

Where is the best place to go if World War 3 started? ›


Switzerland has the oldest history of military neutrality, established during the Treaty of Paris in 1815. They have not participated in a foreign war since then. Its mountains are also fortified against foreign invasion, making it an ideal place to stow away in the event of a world war.

Where would be the safest place during World War 3? ›

Iceland: the safest country

According to the Global Peace Index 2021 ranking, Iceland is the country most likely to remain peaceful during a world war. Because of its geographical location (far north of Europe, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean) and because of its pacifist tradition.

Where is the safest place in the US during a nuclear war? ›

Radioactive dust can be blown many hundreds of miles and be inhaled, and also caught in rain clouds, falling to Earth in the water system. "A good place to be would be in an area which is in a rain shadow, the Rocky Mountains cause the rain clouds to release their water as rain.

Where is the best place to survive a nuclear war in the US? ›

Ragusa recommends rural parts of Texas, Florida and California (far from large population centres which might make attractive targets) as places to survive a nuclear exchange. He says: 'The reason why I picked these three states is because they are near water and have warm climates.

Which countries would survive a nuclear war? ›

The study published in the journal Risk Analysis describes Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as the island countries most capable of producing enough food for their populations after an “abrupt sunlight‐reducing catastrophe” such as a nuclear war, super volcano or asteroid strike.

Which countries will never go to war? ›

Sweden and Switzerland are independently of each other famed for their armed neutralities, which they maintained throughout both World War I and World War II. The Swiss and the Swedes each have a long history of neutrality: they have not been in a state of war internationally since 1815 and 1814, respectively.

What is the safest place on earth during war? ›

The Smart Survivalist named the Nordic country as the safest place in the event of a nuclear war. “Because Iceland is isolated from the rest of the world by the North Atlantic Ocean, it would be very difficult for a nuclear missile to reach Iceland without being detected first,” it said.

Who is likely to start World War 3? ›

Photo: WW3 Map, the likely countries where World War 3 would start – Ukraine, Iran, and Taiwan. Predicting the exact countries that would be involved in World War 3 is a complex task due to the intricate web of global politics and alliances. However, current geopolitical tensions suggest a few key players.

How to survive world war three? ›

Stay clean and destroy potentially contaminated clothing. Wash yourself heavily with soap and “clean” water. Stay positive. Should we ever experience a devastating event such as a nuclear blast, we will all need to band together and lean on each other to make through each day going forward.

Where is the safest place on Earth after nuclear war? ›

These countries include not just Australia and New Zealand, but also Iceland, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. There would "likely be pockets of survivors around the planet in even the most severe" scenario, the researchers wrote in the study.

Where is the safest place to hide during a nuclear war? ›

If a multi-story building or a basement can be safely reached within a few minutes of the explosion, go there immediately. The safest buildings have brick or concrete walls. Underground parking garages and subways can also provide good shelter.

Will ww3 come to Canada? ›

But don't panic. “There will be no World War Three due to the current confrontation between Iran and U.S.,” said Houchang Hassan-Yari, a professor emeritus in political science at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ont. The conflict is confined to a small part of the world, he told CBC Kids News.

How likely is it for Russia to nuke the US? ›

The US has strategically positioned the bulk of its nuclear forces, which double as nuclear targets, far from population centers. But if you happen to live next to an ICBM silo, fear not. There's a "0.0% chance" that Russia could hope to survive an act of nuclear aggression against the US, according to Schwartz.

What state would get nuked first? ›

The cities that would most likely be attacked are Washington, New York City and Los Angeles. Using a van or SUV, the device could easily be delivered to the heart of a city and detonated. The effects and response planning from a nuclear blast are determined using statics from Washington, the most likely target.

Where in the US would a nuclear bomb hit? ›

Areas of rural Idaho, Maine, Northern California, as well as Oregon may be more improbable targets. The US has placed its nuclear forces away from areas with high populations. Intercontinental ballistic missile silos (ICBMs), military bases, and nuclear storage are spread out across the US.

What US cities would Russia target? ›

A Primary Target for Annihilation

But from there, as counterforce evolves into counter-value, Russian missiles would begin targeting larger cities, including New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco (Washington D.C. would most likely already be hit in the first wave of attacks).

How long would it take for the Earth to recover from nuclear war? ›

This is a true nuclear winter. Nor is it just a short blip. Temperatures still drop below freezing in summer for several years thereafter, and global precipitation falls by half by years three and four. It takes over a decade for anything like climatic normality to return to the planet.

How far away from a nuke is safe? ›

The resulting inferno, and the blast wave that follows, instantly kill people directly in their path. But a new study finds that some people two to seven miles away could survive—if they're lucky enough to find just the right kind of shelter.

Where is the best place to be if there is a nuclear war? ›

Identify the best shelter location near where you spend a lot of time, such as home, work, and school. The best locations are underground and in the middle of larger buildings. While commuting, identify appropriate shelters to seek in the event of a detonation.

Would humanity survive an all out nuclear war? ›

Life will survive after a nuclear war, even though humans may not. A "nuclear winter" would see temperatures plummet, causing massive food shortages for humans and animals. Radiation would wipe out all but the hardiest of species.

How big is the chance of nuclear war? ›

A 1% chance of nuclear war in the next 40 years becomes 99% after 8,000 years. Sooner or later, the odds will turn against us. Even if we cut the risks by half every year, we can never get to zero.

Could any country invade the US? ›

Many experts have considered the US practically impossible to invade because of its well-funded and extensive military, major industries, reliable and fast supply lines, large population and geographic size, geographic location, and difficult regional features.

What country would be the strongest in war? ›

In terms of military power, the United States has the world's most powerful military, with a budget of over $740 billion in 2021. Its military includes more than 1.3 million active-duty personnel, over 8,000 tanks, and over 11,000 aircraft.

What country is not affected in World War? ›

Only 14 countries remained officially neutral throughout the entire war. They included Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan as well as the microstates of Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Vatican City.

What would happen if World War 3 started? ›

Diplomatic Ties Severed

Loss of trust between powerful nations: One of the most significant and immediate impacts of World War 3 would be the erosion of trust among powerful countries. This loss would strain diplomatic relations and hinder cooperative efforts.

Will Costa Rica be safe in ww3? ›

Yes, although it does not guarantee that it is safe from radiation dust clouds, but at least there is a small chance that the country will be directly hit by a nuclear attack. And it's also far from the war zone.

What would happen if Russia and the US went to war? ›

It would exceed the largest anomaly ever recorded since the beginning of Food and Agricultural Organization observational records in 1961. And under the largest war scenario – a war between the U.S. and Russia – more than 75% of the planet would be starving within two years.

Could I be drafted for World War 3? ›

According to, the United States military has been all-volunteer since 1973, but “an act of Congress could still reinstate the draft in case of a national emergency.”

Is nuclear war likely? ›

Is nuclear war likely? No. No matter the chances of nuclear war breaking out between the United States and Russia, there's a “0.0% chance” that Russia would survive the attack, according to Schwartz. This makes the actual possibility of nuclear war look pretty slim, no matter what Putin says.

Which countries will participate in World War 3? ›

  • Ukraine. Ukrainian artillery fires in the Zaporizhzhia Region in December 2022. ...
  • Taiwan. Taiwanese troops during an exercise simulating an attempted amphibious landing by Chinese forces in May 2019. ...
  • Greece-Turkey. ...
  • Korean Peninsula. ...
  • China-India.
Jan 3, 2023

What happens if we go to war with China? ›

A war would halt this trade (as well as American and allied shipments to China). U.S. supplies of many products could soon run low, paralyzing a vast range of businesses. It could take months to restore trade, and emergency rationing of some items would be needed.

What should I buy before World War 3? ›

Build an Emergency Supply Kit, which includes items like non-perishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. You may want to prepare a kit for your workplace and a portable kit to keep in your car in case you are told to evacuate.

What should I stock up on for ww3? ›

It's suggested you go out and buy as many of these items as quickly as possible:
  • Water filters.
  • Gas masks.
  • Iodine.
  • Canned goods (stews, fruit, tuna, meats, etc)
  • Ready-to-eat foods (granola, cheese, protein bars, etc)
  • Medical kits.
  • Peanut butter.
  • Assorted drink mixes, if you have children with you.
Nov 16, 2022

How to prepare for war at home? ›

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
  1. Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  2. Food (at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food)
  3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.
  4. Flashlight.
  5. First aid kit.
May 10, 2022

Where to live to avoid nuclear? ›

You might need to pack enough supplies if you go there. Computer modelling shows that should atomic annihilation be on the cards, one of the safest places to live would be Antarctica. Not only is this sub-zero continent miles from anywhere, it was also the site of the world's first nuclear arms agreement in 1959.

Would South America be safe in a nuclear war? ›

In case of nuclear war, would South America be the best place to survive? Brazil and Argentina are two of the biggest crop producers in the world, the region is unlikely to be nuked or invaded, and it would accessible for North Americans and Europeans refugees.

What would happen if nuclear war broke out? ›

The existence of nuclear weapons has a strong impact on the environment. Nuclear war would mean a climate disruption with devastating consequences. The world would fall under a nuclear winter, be subject to a deadly global famine and exacerbated effects of global warming.

Are there any bunkers in the US? ›

Among the known facilities involved in the COG plans that are still in use are the Raven Rock Mountain Complex near Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania; the site at Peters Mountain in Virginia's Appalachians; the Mount Weather bunker in Bluemont, Virginia; and the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in El Paso County, Colorado.

Where does the US hide their nukes? ›

The current ICBM force consists of Minuteman III missiles located at the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming; the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana; and the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.

Is Los Angeles a nuclear target? ›

New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC are prime targets, not only because of their dense populations but because of critical infrastructure such as financial centers, government buildings, and energy plants.

Where to live if World War 3 started? ›

Switzerland. Switzerland has the oldest history of military neutrality, established during the Treaty of Paris in 1815. They have not participated in a foreign war since then. Its mountains are also fortified against foreign invasion, making it an ideal place to stow away in the event of a world war.

Has Canada ever been involved in a World War? ›

During the Second World War, Canadians defended the east and the west coasts and fought in a series of long and difficult campaigns — on land, at sea and in the air — to defeat the German, Italian and Japanese forces. More than 1.1 million Canadian men and women served in the armed forces.

What is the draft age in Canada? ›

Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the Liberal leader, opposed it. Henri Bourassa, an important Quebec nationalist, was also against it. Borden's government passed the Military Service Act on 20 September 1917. All male citizens between ages 20 and 45 could be conscripted.

Which country is most safe from war? ›

According to the GPI 2021 report, Iceland was ranked the safest country in the world for the 13th consecutive year, followed by New Zealand, Ireland, Austria, and Denmark. The GPI takes into account 23 indicators that are grouped under three domains: ongoing conflict, safety and security, and militarization.

What country is the safest from nuclear war? ›

Scientists have recently revealed that Australia and New Zealand are best placed to survive a nuclear apocalypse and help reboot collapsed human civilisation. The study, published in the journal Risk Analysis. These countries include not just Australia and New Zealand, but also Iceland, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

How to survive world war 3? ›

Stay clean and destroy potentially contaminated clothing. Wash yourself heavily with soap and “clean” water. Stay positive. Should we ever experience a devastating event such as a nuclear blast, we will all need to band together and lean on each other to make through each day going forward.

What country is least likely to go to war? ›

Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world in 2021, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Denmark, Portugal, and Slovenia.

Is USA a safe country to live? ›

The violent crime rate in America rose by 4.6% between 2019 and 2020, reaching the highest level since 2010, according to data from the FBI, though it still sat well below historic highs of the 1990s. Meanwhile, property crime has continued a decline, seeing an 8.1% drop between 2019 and 2020.

Where would a nuke hit the US? ›

Irwin Redlener at Columbia University specialises in disaster preparedness and notes that there are six cities in the US that are more likely to be targeted in a nuclear attack – New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC.

Who will survive nuclear war? ›

In general, the smaller you are, the better. Possibly the most radiation-resistant organism yet discovered is Deinococcus radiodurans, which is famous for its ability to quickly repair damage due to radiation. These hardy microbes can easily take 1,000 times the radiation dose that would kill a human.

Should I prepare for nuclear war? ›

Make sure you have an Emergency Supply Kit for places you frequent and might have to stay for 24 hours. It should include bottled water, packaged foods, emergency medicines, a hand-crank or battery- powered radio to get information in case power is out, a flashlight, and extra batteries for essential items.

Why can t Switzerland be attacked? ›

Swiss neutrality is one of the main principles of Switzerland's foreign policy which dictates that Switzerland is not to be involved in armed or political conflicts between other states. This policy is self-imposed and designed to ensure external security and promote peace.

Would Africa survive a nuclear war? ›

It is unlikely that anywhere in Africa may be directly hit since nuclear powers are in other continents, but the aftershocks should knock Africa. Though there are unknown unknowns to follow such a time, Africa has some advantages, massive deserts, the weather and enormous vegetation.

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