As the largest city in the area, serving as the intellectual and emotional heart of the area with many arteries leading into the countryside, Prague will both benefit and suffer during the coming pole shift. Those in the city will have many connections to the countryside, and not hesitate to use them when starvation sets in. Those in the country will look for leadership from Prague, which of course will not have answers to the crisis anymore than the country folk. However, there is likely among those living in the area to be a pulling together, rather than a polarization of classes. As the poles melt and survivors in lowland areas elsewhere move to high ground, they will wash up upon Prague's shores, a problem for those who have managed to establish settlements in the Aftertime.