I live in northern Italy, 60km from a NATO base with nukes, 10km from an airport and a chemical plant. I strongly suspect my area will be targeted pretty badly if WW3 goes full nuclear. I have NBCR masks, water and food but as you know, in Italy you can't defend yourself like in the US, so if I survive the initial blast, I will get killed by everyone starving to death. I'm trying to understand if it makes sense to me considering the idea of becoming an expat in some other country, hoping that if things escalate in europe, there will be less impact on my life there, and maybe the locals wouldn't have to resort to violence against me. So on this matter, I'm considering remote and self sufficient places like the following:
Azores: yes, they're still in Europe and there is a NATO base on them, but they are far from obvious nuke targets and far from continent. They are self sufficient, which means that the locals will proably manage to get their basic needs even with no supplies from the mainland. It's easy to get to from where I live and they are not expensive.
I know many rich people are heading there and I also know the govt is trying to limit the amount of people from abroad wanting to buy property there. Either way, it doesnt matter to me because I'm priced out bad and there's no way I could afford to live there.
Costa Rica: I don't know too much about it, but it seems that the locals are fed up of all the expats ruining the place so it might not be a good idea.
So in general, I would consider moving, but I'd expect to see a drastic difference in quality of life in case of WW3, for example, certain death in Italy and ability to survive in the Azores. If I'd die or struggle either way, I don't think it's worth it. What are your thoughts on this?