28 Days Later outbreak timeline - Death of a Nation

Is nuclear sterilization possible? How about chemical weapons?
I would imagine after seeing the complete destruction of the UK, the French government wouldnt entirely rule out the use of a single nuclear weapon on the Calais area, in order to save the whole of Europe. Perhaps the army would stage a coup against Chirac for refusing to nuke Calais ? It seems unfeasible now, but when a virus that turns people into murderous monsters in 20 seconds begins to spread, people will do extreme things.

As for chemical weapons, im not sure if France had any in 2002 or not.
 
I would imagine after seeing the complete destruction of the UK, the French government wouldnt entirely rule out the use of a single nuclear weapon on the Calais area, in order to save the whole of Europe. Perhaps the army would stage a coup against Chirac for refusing to nuke Calais ? It seems unfeasible now, but when a virus that turns people into murderous monsters in 20 seconds begins to spread, people will do extreme things.

As for chemical weapons, im not sure if France had any in 2002 or not.
id imagine that the eu would sanction the use of nukes in france, even if th french didnt want too....
it took less than what...28 days for the entirety of mainland britian to fall....it might take even less than that for europe giving the amount of people that can be infected is a dozen times the size of brtiians population, plus alot of europes major cities are closly link be easy accsess roads and tunnels, plus their grouped together more...it only would take one infected in a built up area to do enough demage...its exponential...the more numbers, the faster it spreads
 
Battle of France part 2
Chirac was on the brink of getting into a brawl with his Army Chief of Staff, witnesses attested years later. The Army, and elements of the air force, well aware of how fast the virus conducted itself, wanted to incinerate the infected area with a nuclear device. Other members of the cabinet including the foreign secretary and defence secretary also opposed the nuclear option, whilst a few others supported it.

Of course it was a desperate option, but what other choice did France have if she wanted to survive, the army and air force chiefs said.

Chirac, according to his private secretary's diaries that were published in Canada years later, attested that Chirac feared the potential political backlash of lobbing a nuke or two at France's channel coastline. There could be riots when people found out their families had died in the bombs. Radiation would be a problem too, and in all likelyhood he could be forced from office.

After twenty minutes of heated debate, the military men stormed out of the cabinet room, and began discussions with other military officers, ones they would be able to trust. Ones that would do what was neccesary for the Republic.

On Christmas Night, as Dunkirk fell to the infected, and the ruins of Calais and Sangatte smoldered in the darkness, something extraordinary occured on the streets of Paris.

Under the cover of darkness as the clock approached midnight, several armoured troop carriers rolled towards the Élysée Palace, home of the President, as well as towards the Defence Ministry and the Charles De Gaulle Airport. Soldiers loyal to the Chief of Staff of the French Army disembarked and secured the airport and defence ministry without resistance, and only light resistance from guards at the presidential palace, that left several guards dead and three soldiers dead.

A panicked Jaques Chirac made several phonecalls to military officers he knew he could trust whilst the guards tried to hold off the coup plotters.

Two hundred soldiers mobalised from a nearby base under orders to put down the coup, and a several major fire fights broke out in the streets of Paris.

They were too late to prevent the fall of the presidents palace, and Chirac was arrested and held under charges of treason. The soldiers loyal to him finally disengaged and held their fire when the army chief of staff made an annoucement on national TV declaring Chirac had been removed from office, and that those soldiers loyal to him will not face charges if they return to their barracks immediately.

The "mini civil war", or often called by some, "the Christmas War", in Paris came to an end after an hour and a half that left nearly a hundred French soldiers dead and several homes ablaze. The people of Paris began to survey the damage the next morning and were in a state of near shock, after all, their country had come perilously close to civil war. The French Army shooting at eachother on Christmas in the streets of Paris, what kind of foolishness is that, especially for 21st centuary France ? and then the rabid lunatics rampaging alone the northern coast, killing everything in sight. It was hard to take in for the regular people. They knew exactly what had befallen the island across the Channel. They knew what was coming, and as much as they feared it, they would face it with courage.

Bernard Thorette, the Army Chief of Staff, assumed command of a military council that would run the country until elections could be held. His first order for a nuclear bombardment of several tactical devices along the coast between the burnt out ruins of Calais and the infested town of Dunkirk.


 
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Nuke 'em
From the book : "Death of a Nation", published post-Eurasian Epidemic

"We were wondering what all the fuss was about, the Americans pulled out of Dover in a hurry, and left us to our own devices. By then it didnt matter too much, we had a police force again and running water and electricity in the town, we could cope. What worried us was why the soldiers were leaving and in such a hurry, the ones that replied when we asked geniouinely didnt seem to know, there seemed to be a lot of confusion. Then the rumours started, about another outbreak in London.

Three days after the Americans left Dover, i was walking along the beach with my husband, just enjoying a nice little stroll in the moonlight. It was cold, given it was the day after Christmas, the sea breeze didnt really bother us as we were wrapped up well. There was this flash coming from the other side of the channel, at first i thought it was maybe a boat of something flashing it lights. But it seemed to bright for that. Then when the light subsided, a wave of absolute horror overcame both of us. There on the horizon, was a a mushroom cloud, it wasnt particulary big, but it was there. A nuclear bomb had just detonated in France. Of course, we had no contact with the outside world after the Americans left, but the rumours of the outbreak in London, and the nuclear explosion in France were enough to convince us that infection was back, and had reached Europe this time." - Pauline Willis

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Three tactical nuclear weapons detonated over the French coast that night, oblitaterating everwhere between Calais and Dunkirk, killing thousands of infected, and several hundred survivors who were hiding in their homes.

The news that the military had bombed their own country with nuclear weapons shocked and horrified the French people, and thousands protested on the streets, in spite of the martial law. Four protesters were killed and twenty others injured in clashes with police and troops.

Refugee's from north east France fleeing the infected and the feared radiation streamed into Paris, or in some cases towards the Belgian border.

For the next several hours, the government struggled to piece together coherent information, as communications had been disrupted by the bombs. It seemed clear that almost all, if not all, infected had been killed.

They were wrong.

Rage only needs a single drop of blood or saliva to spread. One carrier is all it takes. As it turned out a few dozen infected were far enough from the blast areas to actually survive. The bombs had done nothing but cause destrution, and only served to slow down the infection, rather than destroy it.

Rumours abounded that the virus was spreading southwards and the bombs had failed. The rumours, unfortunatley, were correct. Abbeville was overrun on 27 December, and an outbreak was reported in Aimes the next day, where the French army was massing to destroy the infected.

Chaos and panic struck Aimes as soldiers and police fought the infected in the streets. Hundreds died in the first hour. By the end of Day four of the France outbreak, the infection had swept the entire north east of the coast, and had reached as far as Aimes, Arras and Dieppe.

When a news channel in Paris rebelled against the military imposed censorship and broke the story that the infection was spreading out of control in parts of the country, and that the nuclear bombs had for a fact failed to contain the outbreak, mass panic ensued, especially when some unconfirmed reports suggested that the virus was appoaching Paris. Whilst this was true, Paris would not be in immediate danger for at least a few days. But people being people, they panicked.

Thousands of cars and busses streamed out of the capital in a flight of great panic.

Precious works of art were taken from galleries and museums and hoarded in underground bunkers and the Louvre was boarded up. Fights broke out in Paris as citizens demanded a end to the information blackout, and for lower fuel prices, as they could not afford the fuel to evacuate from the city.

Many neigbourhoods in Paris burned on the 28th, with twelve rioters being shot dead, and two policemen being killed in a hit and run by a rioter.

The death of unarmed civilians in the capital provoked more riots accross France, forcing the government to deploy more troops to maintain order, troops that would better be of service stopping the infection.

The military council fled Paris on 29 December as a mob of thousands of angry youths stormed their headquarters, and soldiers either abandoned their posts or defected to the protesters side.

France's new revolution would not last long however, as the infection reached the northern ouskirts of the capital the same day, and it seemed law and order had collapsed in the capital, with nobody sure who was in the charge. Its estimated that 150,000 people died in Paris between 29 December and 3 January, as the infection took hold of the city, and the break down of authorties and communications severely hindered evacuation efforts.

The military council, which still claimed to be the legitimate government, had set up its new base of operations in Bordeaux, just north of the Spanish border.

By 7 January, two weeks after the first outbreak in France, anarchy prevailed across the nation, with many major French towns and cities inundated with infected. Three more nuclear explosions would occur in France, levelling Reims, Orleans and Dijon, before a counter coup overthrow the military council and replaced it with new officers, who refused to use nukes on their own nation.

By that point, French central government was no longer really governing anything, it was everyman for himself outside the barricaded city of Bordeaux and secure military installations.

On 10 January, the day after Bordeaux burned to the ground, several French members of Parliament, as well as a group of high ranking military officers held a meeting on the island of Corsica and formed a new government, that formally replaced the military council with civilian leadership, albeit civilian leadership with siginifant military oversight.

In a radio address by the new government, it was promised that mainland France would one day be liberated from infection, and that the capital would be moved back to Paris as soon as the city was retaken.

By that point, there were not really all that many people left in France to hear the broadcast.

The rest of Europe looked at France with terrified eyes, and braced themselves for Hell on Earth. Everyone knew what to expect. In Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Switzerland, military units mobalised and fortified their borders. They were not letting in the infected without a fight.
 
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"For the next several hours, the government struggled to piece together coherent information, as communications had been disrupted by the bombs. It seemed clear that almost all, if not all, infected had been killed.

They were wrong.

Rage only needs a single drop of blood or saliva to spread. One carrier is all it takes. As it turned out a few dozen infected were far enough from the blast areas to actually survive. The bombs had done nothing but cause destrution, and only served to slow down the infection, rather than destroy it.
Exactly what I feared, unless you get them _all_ the problem isn't solved. And Rage spreads quickly...
 
The only country that I think would have a chance to hold out would be Switzerland, because of their geographic advantages.

Even then, all it takes is ONE bird...
 

JSmith

Banned
Who's gonna need 28 Months Later after this? Well it would still be cool if they made it but still :)
 
spainish would probaly have a easier time dealing with the prienese border if they barred any form of air travel or shipping from the rest of europe....stopping anyone who mgiht be infected trying to get into the country....and with the priinese they would only have to defend a few key places like andorra and the northern coastline parts...dunno if the infected could track over the mountains well enough if they blocked the gaps off
 
I think that would be the best place to try and stop the infection, by blocking the mountain passes, either by using explosions to block the roads or just military barricades, that may save the Iberian peninsula. Switzerland could try something similar to block overland spread of infection, but the rest of Europe will fall, especially places with flat geography and dense populations.
 
so, itf the infection start to propagate to the rest of Europe, maybe the distant countries can plan something to deal with that menace; maybe Russia, could start move people or block the Urals; the same could be made by the Italians and Greeks, (in Pelopponeso)
 
The Low Countries
With the collapse of France, the European economy went into free fall, much worse than after the collapse of Britain.

Two weeks after the begining of the new year, the continent was in a state of panic. Borders were sealed, airports closed, flights cancelled and forces mobalised.

Infected rampaged across the Belgian border chasing after terrified refugees, swamping poorly set up border defences and forcing the Belgian army to retreat to the city of Liege and Fort Eben-Emael, made famous during its hold out against the German invasion in 1914. Now the tourist attraction would once again be used for the Belgian army. To the north, the Belgians set up defences outside the port of Zebrugge, which would be essential in evacuation operations. The Belgian government and Royal family quickly evacuated from Brussels to a military base in the countryside. within a few days, Belgium had fallen, with the exception of Liege and the nearby Fort, where most of Belgiums military assets had relocated to, and the northern port at Zebrugge, which had evacuated 10,000 people to Denmark in the space of four days.

The Dutch military fared a little better, having had more time to set up defences. They had evacuated thousands that lived near the border and took then behind the canals in the northwest, where the main defences were being established. The entire southern and eastern parts of the Netherlands were abandoned by the army, who saw little sense in defending strategically invalid areas.

The Noord Holland Kanaal Defense Line was designed to protect Amsterdam and the north west of the country. All bridges across the cannal were wired to detonated if the infected tried to cross, and huge military defenses made sure that that would not happen.

This plan would save millions of Dutch lives, and the infection would not reach Amsterdam , Haarlem, or the coastal islands, although those survivors abandoned behind the lines would not forgive or forget their government leaving them to die.

By the 3 February, German troops suffered a catrasrophic defeat at Aachen as infection overrun the border with Belgium, and thousands of German soldiers and civilians succumed to the rage. Similar outbreaks were occuring along the North German coast as infection crossed the border from the areas of the Netherlands abandoned by the army.

Chaos and panic preceeded the infection, and already panic buying and hoarding were occuring as far away as Austria and Poland.

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From "Death of a Nation" Chaper 12 - page 215

"It was the 14th of January i think, maybe the 15th, i can't remember, but ill never forget looking out across the channel and seeing all those boats dotting the horizon. The last time i saw all those boats, they were crossing from Dover to France and Belgium. This time, they were coming here ! At least 1,500 people was a total we came to later. Mostly Belgians and French. There were event a few British refugees who had been residing in France. We didnt understand what was happening at first, why were they coming here to Dover ? They explained soon enough, the one that said he was a Member of Parliament in Belgium said the outbreak had destroyed France and was sweeping into Beligum and Germany. We couldnt believe it. The irony was not lost on anyone of course, but ill never forget seeing the look on the face of one refugee when he saw me, i recongnised him from my time in the Calais refugee camp. He had berated me for destroying the French economy and had moaned about how we were "stealing" their jobs. He saw me, and lowered his head and looked at his feet as he shuffled past with tears in his eyes. Of course, we took these people in and sheltered them, after all, they had done the same for us a few months back, it was the least we could do."
- Jake Carlson, 44 years old, orginally from Canterbury, England.
 
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Central Europe in Panic
As February progressed, the infection reached France's southern border with Spain. Mountain passes along the Pyranees were destroyed with explosives and others mined and barricaded. The border between France and Spain was became almost as fortified as the border between North and South Korea.

Spain and Portugal would survive the collapse of Europe, and would not suffer any outbreaks, although the economic collapse brought on by the fall on tourism and trade with the EU would see a rise in Catalan and Basque independence movements and a new round of violence in those regions.

By the begining of March, Germany was a warzone as German forces backed by US troops based there pre-outbreak, fought desperately against the infected. The mainland of Denmark, as well as many parts of Austria and northern Italy fell to the infection, and by 14 March, over 85 million people were dead across Europe, and that was just counting those who died since the first cases in France.

Switzerland would survive the outbreak relatively intact owing to its geography, as would parts of Norway and Sweden, who used their sparsly populated terrain to their advantage in combating the infected.

As the last American forces evacuated from Europe on 28 March, and Polish border defenses struggled to cope with waves of German refugee's that were followed by hundreds of infected.

The Czech Republic and Slovakia were soon experiencing their own outbreaks as the epidemic ravaged the continent. Governments collapsed and military defenses fell apart. It was every man for himself as anarchy took hold of what remained of Europe, especially as panic took hold in the Balkans and Poland and some other countries, fearing the spread of the virus.

To the east, the Russian Federation eyed the collapse of Europe with great worry, but also viewed it as an opportunity. Once the infection had burned itself out, Europe's abandoned territory would be up for grabs. But before that, the Russian leadership agreed that the most important thing was to prevent the virus destroying Russia. Plans soon went into effect to build a giant defensive line, an effort unseen since the early months of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
 
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i dont see the russian front failling miserbly...least not at first...if the infected dont reach there until wintertime theyve got a good chance, cos i doubt the infected would make much headway in a russian winter...though id imagine the russians to collapse like alot of nations due to the stresses of millions of refugess that would flood into the nation and the economic collapse of their oil and energy industry wihtout the other nations of europe buying it anymore

also i dont see the effects of speratism beign strong in spain...given the fact that there are now millions of infected people clamouring at the mountain border of their nation , trying to get through to eat everyone in sight, i dobut they would care about a economic collapse...theyd focus more on not being brunch and would back the military int heir efforts...belive me i live in spain and alhtough their protesting now due to the economy, i dont think they would care if the rage virus was on their doorstep
 
Kind of ironic that the European refugees are fleeing to Britain, isn't it?

They'd probably be safer in Britain than in Europe.
 
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