Zombies are everywhere. They have invaded Hollywood, shuffled their way into popular TV, and have taken over the media en masse. We see the cultural concept of zombies everywhere. However, what if a zombie attack actually happened? The answer is simple, right? We would be killed and humans would be driven to a few small strongholds or groups of nomads. That is wrong: It is a lot more complicated than you may think. For the purpose of this article, we will assume that zombies infect humans and only humans by blood contact, can only be killed by destroying the brain, and are somewhat slower than their human counterparts. How would a zombie apocalypse turn out? It depends much on where it begins. If a zombie pandemic begins in the USA, it probably would never turn into a pandemic. The amount of casualties would likely max out at a few thousand, and that is a worse-case scenario. The actual numbers would probably be much lower. More people in the US die from heart disease every day.The zombie apocalypse would last for a few hours at most if it happened here. It would be a tragedy, but the world would move on. Part of this protection comes from our fear of a zombie apocalypse. We would notice it very fast if it actually happened. Most Zombie apocalypse movies take place in a world where the concept of zombies is very foreign, to allow for a more dramatic story. Another thing is that America has very lenient gun control laws. This comes with the dangers of homicide, but also beneficial results. One benefit is that we are very safe from an attack. As Isoroku Yamamoto, a Japanese admiral during WW11, described this by saying to one of his officers “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” There is almost one gun in the US for every single man, woman, and child, with plenty more ammo to go around. This concept of a strong civilian militia available applies to zombies, too. Even if they gain a lot of traction in the rest of the world, they would be fighting uphill the whole way through America. And guns are not the only weapon against zombies. A single person could potentially smash an entire horde of zombies to pieces with a semi-truck and a gallon or two of gas, and cars would work too. Even if the zombies are not killed by the wall of metal and motor oil, they would be so mutilated as to be almost useless. Finally, there is our military. If a zombie infection got out of hand at all (Which is statistically unlikely) we have our brave defenders of liberty to smoke them for us. America has one of the largest militaries on the planet, and has the best equipment/training. With the right orders, they could quickly put down a horde of zombies. However, the outcome of a zombie invasion would be much worse in some other countries. The most vulnerable countries would be those that are poor, heavily populated, or have few civilian weapons. Places where a zombie attack would (Probably) turn into a pandemic include but are not limited to: China, Russia, Iraq, India, Indonesia, North Korea, Egypt, etc. So if you really want the Walking Dead to happen, tell the zombies to start in China.