Maryland rises from the sea, it's rolling countryside and good soil making it an attractive place to live, a commuter's paradise. These qualities will lure many who live there to remain, during the coming changes. This will be their doom, as when the survivors from Washington DC look about them for food and the slave classes that have been taken from them by a loss of mobility and communications, they will seek to enslave the hapless survivors nearby. The king-serf class structure will be justified, in their minds, as a return to order and control of government, but will in fact be to place the power elite on top again. Whoever would avoid this enslavement should put enough distance between the elite and themselves to prevent visits or even discovery.