Comment: When economic collapse happened in the USSR it happened

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When economic collapse happened in the USSR it happened

overnight.

Suddenly money was worthless so people left their jobs to go to loot local stores desperate for any food they could carry. Within half a day food was gone and people were already hungry.

Sure there was wheat growing in fields and food in the pipeline, but with everybody walking off their jobs as they knew they were not going to get paid - there was nobody to run the machines or to do anything with the wheat.

Police left their jobs to as did the military leaving munitions unattended. People went and got the weapons and suddenly armed gangs formed controlling the streets to try and restore order.

It happens fast.