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Why Bolivia will survive the Zombie Apocalypse

According to Wikipedia: “The sovereign state of Bolivia is a constitutionally unitary state, divided into nine departments. Its geography varies from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. One-third of the country is within the Andean mountain range. With 1,098,581 km2 (424,164 sq mi) of area, Bolivia is the fifth largest country in South America, after Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Colombia (and alongside Paraguay, one of the only two landlocked countries in the Americas), the 27th largest in the world, the largest landlocked country in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s seventh largest landlocked country, after Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Chad, Niger, Mali and Ethiopia.” So, let’s look at Why Bolivia will survive the Zombie Apocalypse!

1 – Medicinal Plants

Bolivia has many things going for it’s survival during the zombie apocalypse. One of the biggest contributors to this is the availability of over 3000 species of medicinal plants. When the world runs out of medicine, having vast amounts of natural remedies at hand is going to be a life saver for the surviving human population.

Bolivia plants

2- Food Availability

Bolivia has thousands of different kinds of edible plants, animals and fresh water fish. Bolivia is considered the place of origin for such species as peppers and chili peppers, peanuts, the common beans, yucca, and several species of palm. Bolivia also naturally produces over 4,000 kinds of potatoes. This vast resource of edibles, combined with low population numbers, ensures a rich food supply for the population once the stores run out.

Bolivia food

3- The People

Bolivians enjoy a rich history and very mixed ethnic make up of the population. Given the sometimes poor road conditions, some even being named the most dangerous road in the world. It’s rough nature, diverse altitudes and different climate zones, make for a resilient people still capable of surviving on their own and living as one with nature. Where many western people have grown so accustomed to every luxury in the world, it’s people who live close to nature and are used to hard labor who will survive an apocalyptic scenario. With a population just over 11 million in 2018, Bolivia is sparsely populated. Of these inhabitants, about 7 million live in urban areas. During a zombie apocalypse, it will be possible for the majority of these people to flee urban areas and take refuge in the vast jungles and mountain ranges.

Bolivia people

4- Terrain

Rough terrain might seem like a disadvantage, especially climbing and hiking up steep mountains in the jungles may seem like an extra hurdle to overcome. While this is true, and yes muddy roads, steep climbs and thick vegetation will make any journey harder. It also means hard obstacles for zombies! And zombies are even worse at climbing, given they’re all stiff and clumsy, not properly capable of climbing or going up steel slopes. The mountains and jungles of Bolivia will provide excellent cover from zombies. The undead will simply roll down the mountains with every misstep, get stuck in vegetation or will just stand at the bottom of a hill with their hands in the air.

Bolivia land map

5 – Floating Islands

Yes you heard me alright.. Bolivia has floating islands made out of reeds. These crafty platforms were invented to, well, get away from everything in the first place. They are located on Lake Titicaca, a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia, about 3,811 meters above sea level, making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America. These reed islands are constantly being worked on and repaired, while they rot away at the bottom. Naturally, this makes the perfect get-away during a zombie apocalypse. Since the islands have no land to walk or float up to, the few floating zombies that might appear are easily disposed of.

Bolivia lake titicaca

So, do you agree on Why Bolivia will survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Would your country survive? Find out more in our countries section!

FranklyUndead

Written by FranklyUndead

Dutch guy living in Finland. Founded Zombie Guide Magazine in 2012 as a hobby project.. Which is still is to this day. Besides writing, my passions are fitness, the outdoors and good food.