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AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead portrays a grim and bleak world, in which the rapid spread of a zombie plague has brought humanity to its knees. With flesh-eating ghouls roaming all over the landscape, the remaining people are not sure how to protect themselves or how to eke out a subsistence level of food and other necessities.

I am a simple citizen, this is why, when writing these lines, I ignore whether this text will reach my other co-citizens in Europe. It is a letter in a bottle.

Who among us isn't familiar with the legend of Robin Hood? A friend of the oppressed, kind to women and children, a robber of the rich and giver to the poor (which has warmed the hearts of socialists and totalitarians ever since), Robin was pursued throughout Sherwood Forest by the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham. Over the following centuries, later legends introduced the familiar characters we've come to know. His love, Maid Marian, and his band of outlaws known as the Merry Men; Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and the rest. Later ballads introduced the legend that Robin was a fallen nobleman, Robert the Earl of Huntingdon or Robin of Loxley, ruined by treachery.

The world as seen by the eyes of a 20 year old girl in Nigeria, a 10 year boy in India or a middle-aged family man  in Argentina, is a much different place from the one acknowledged by the average Western citizen. The text that follows is mainly consisted of numbers and this because any comment is unnecessary.

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