Originally Posted by degrassinoel
trade is important but we can live without a lot of it. Probably all of it. but MAN its gonna be Harsh without teabags!
The disease will spread quickest through public transport like airports, ports, train stations, so the staff at these places will be likely to become infected in the early days. That would effectively reduce nations ability to import export and keep public transport going.
People won't be able to just use sail boats instead as they won't be allowed to land at their destination if navies are preventing you from doing so. This will create a knock on effect, if companies can't import things as simple as screws, glues, paper or any replacement parts there work essentially will have to shut down. If companies can't employ then the companies and their employees can't pay tax which makes it difficult for the country to respond to the zombie outbreaks.
While Ireland can technically feed the nation with the food we produce it won't be a varied diet and will more than likely consist of milk and beef up until the farmers can't produce large amounts any more because they can't run their equipment because they can't get the replacement parts for their milking machines.
The world can't support 7 billion people without the modern transport network running smoothly. At best it can support 1 billion.