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Tennessee lies high enough that it will fall into the land mass along the Appalachian Mountains rising above sea level after the poles have melted. Blessed with till-able soil and a hardy people, the state has a better chance than most to survive the pole shift with self sufficient groups of survivors. This in and of itself brings problems, as the lack of sunlight will reduce the harvest dramatically, and tensions among the survivors will increase accordingly. When the deer have been hunted to near extinction and the food stocks gone, what then? Where outright starvation is the obvious outcome from the start, survivors tend to mentally adjust to that and it is all over fairly quickly, but when it would seem that surviving the shift has occurred, the mind set is that life should improve, thereafter. When this does not occur, and many painful choices are presented during a long drawn-out starvation period, periodic confrontations over who should live or die occur.