"The end is near" is the typical tramp motto that recurs from time to time over the years. Yet there are some events that could really change the face of the planet.
We call "apocalyptic scenarios" those events from which total destruction or serious changes arise.
The word "Apocalypse" comes from the Greek word which means "revelation". Over time it has been increasingly associated with the end times for every civilization.
Here are some doomsday scenarios for which governments around the world are preparing contingency plans.
The collapse of a sophisticated society like that of the USA would have very serious consequences for the planet, and mainly for American citizens.
A very serious economic crisis, a famine, a civil war, a pandemic or other collateral causes. All are highly regarded by different world governments, and the US has a contingency plan for each of these doomsday scenarios.
In his 2012 book, the senator Jim DeMint wrote (probably influenced by the still recent collapse of Lehmann Brothers) “We are in serious danger and very close to economic collapse. This is not hyperbole. Americans have never been closer to losing all the freedom, prosperity and opportunities for which generations of soldiers have fought and died for decades. "
The US state of Wyoming tried to pass, in February of that year, a framework law to deal with the eventuality. It was called just "Doomsday Bill", and included plans to be implemented in the event of the collapse of the Federal Government.
In the end it was not approved. The majority believed it contained subversive elements towards the central government, but contained interesting solutions. From the development of a Wyoming coin to that of a completely autonomous food and production chain.