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Zombie culture has been popularized by a plethora of films and the widely favoured TV series The Walking Dead.  But, what if a zombie outbreak did occur, where would you want to be?  It turns out staying in Canada is a pretty safe bet as we were recently ranked as one of the safest countries in the world during a global zombie pandemic.

Analysts at the Zombie Research Society- which apparently is a thing- put together a list of the safest countries to be in during a zombie apocalypse based on population density, climate, gun-ownership, natural resource and other categories.  Included in the study were any nation with a population over 5 million and Canada landed in the number two spot.

Australia took the top spot thanks to its isolation; they have a good chance of avoiding a plague should it be spreading globally.  Surprisingly the US came in third, despite being densely populated, it turns out all those guns may be good for something.

Here’s what the study had to say about Canada’s chances, “its thirty-five million residents are packed along a thin strip at the country’s southern border, gun ownership is common, and there’s plenty of room to head north when the stuff hits the fan.”

This is the Zombie Research Society’s top ten countries for surviving a zombie plague:

  1. Sweden
  2. Argentina
  3. Finland
  4. Norway
  5. Bolivia
  6. Kazakhstan
  7. Russia
  8. United States
  9. Canada
  10. Australia

You can find the full breakdown on the Zombie Research Society website, here.  Or, you can watch this video that they released to explain their rankings: