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Posted: 3/22/2006 4:21:25 PM EDT
You live in a arid land the size of Texas. Only 10% of the land is arable and suited for farming. Of that 10% only 17% is actually worked. So, 1.7% of all the total land is worked for agriculture.

There is one main river feeding that land, and it is known to go dry for 3 months out of the year. The avg rainfall is 17" per year.

The land has 2000 miles of coastline. No part of the land is more than 200 miles from the coast. There is always a shortage of food due to the poor agricultural conditions. Somehow, only 1% of your population works in fishing.

HOW DO THE OCCUPANTS OF A COASTAL NATION STARVE DESPITE ACCESS TO AN ENDLESS RENEWABLE SUPPLY OF FOOD?

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:24:56 PM EDT
International Welfare.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:26:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:27:09 PM EDT
Forgot to fish?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:28:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:28:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 4:30:06 PM EDT by Cincinnatus]
When we arrived there last time, all of the troops were wearing desert cammies.
They were shocked to find that the fields were green and un-harvested.
The Nomads had been killing the farmers and merchants, because they were farmers and merchants, and farmers and merchants are bad.
They steal food.
They don't fish, they use boats for piracy.
That's their nature.

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:30:46 PM EDT
Why bother to work?
The UN will help.

Plus, fishermen are sitting ducks for pirates.

Go fishing, and, you're likely to not come back.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:31:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
When we arrived there last time, all of the troops were wearing desert cammies.
They were shocked to find that the fields were green and un-harvested.
The Nomads had been killing the farmers and merchants, because they were farmers and merchants, and farmers and merchants are bad.
They steal food.
They don't fish, they use boats for piracy.
That's their nature.




Good to have ya back, Cincinnatus
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:32:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ClayP:
Hypothetical question for the "Hive"



Hive members tend to think and act alike which doesn't happen often here. I, for one, am neither "Borg" nor "bee", thank you very much.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:34:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
When we arrived there last time, all of the troops were wearing desert cammies.
They were shocked to find that the fields were green and un-harvested.
The Nomads had been killing the farmers and merchants, because they were farmers and merchants, and farmers and merchants are bad.
They steal food.
They don't fish, they use boats for piracy.
That's their nature.




Perhaps there really is a gene for "self-destruction"
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:35:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Doesn't look very hypothetical to me. Two thumbs down for too much realism.



+1





Interesting Points though.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:37:40 PM EDT
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish pillage, murder and beg the United Nations, and you feed him for life.
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