The world is in a bit of trouble. I think we can all agree on that.
Humanity has already survived a financial crisis, and warnings of the Mayan Apocalypse in the past decade, but if 2019 is the year the world does finally start to collapse, we think you should know where to head to survive.
We have selected places that we expect will remain fortresses of stability, safety, and prosperity no matter what the world throws at them.
Iceland is by far the most isolated country in Europe, located hundreds of miles from any other land, making it tricky for any potential invaders to get to.
The country is also awash with useful resources for staying alive. It is powered almost entirely by geothermal energy from the country's many active volcanoes, and its coastal waters have some of the best and most abundant seafood anywhere in the world. So in the event of having to hole out on the island for a long time, you can rely on being warm and well fed.
Iceland also survived a near total collapse of its banking system during the financial crisis, so you know its citizens are pretty resilient, essential if the end of the world does come.
Tristan da Cunha
This island chain in the south Atlantic is actually the world's most remote inhabited archipelago, more than 2,000 kilometers from the nearest land. The population is just over 300, so we're sure they're looking for new residents. It's known for excellent fishing — the perfect career if times were to get really bad.
This is one for American patriots, who can take refuge in this far-flung outpost of America. Guam is situated in the Pacific, and it is home to a massive American military presence, perfect for keeping people safe in the event that Russian-Turkish relations go downhill and we find ourselves in the middle of World War III.
Guam isn't exactly home to a booming economy, however, with most of its income coming from tourists and the US government.
All you really need to know is that this idyllic city in northern Thailand is where Swiss investor Marc Faber makes his home. Faber is known for being incredibly pessimistic when it comes to the state of the world. He is constantly issuing warnings about where you should live if the war comes (rural farmland) and what will happen to the dollar (it will be worth less than toilet paper).
On top of this, while Southeast Asia has been a hotspot for war, heroin, massacres, and political turmoil for decades, Chiang Mai has remained a stronghold of peace and stability. That's a great sign it could survive no matter what history throws at the rest of us.