Basically, for a story idea that I'm currently still expanding upon, I'm taking everything within a 400 mile radius of Trenton, and teleporting it into a parallel universe. Here's a map with a radius ring to get an idea of how large said area is: http://i.imgur.com/u4xYu.png The thing is, how am I supposed to have present-day north-eastern USA - and a part of Canada as well - believably handle finding themselves in a whole new world? A fantasy world, at that, where arcane magic exists and has played a vital role in shaping the races and civilizations that exist there? What actions would the country take, finding themselves stranded in an unknown land, where they don't even know what's out there, let alone who is friend or foe? What would they do to keep their economy standing, cut off from their own world? Would they send out expeditionary forces right away, or stay within their borders and wait for the other civilizations to come to them? What actions would the government take? The military? Other groups? I'm just looking to build upon this idea and have it come across as interesting, rather than stupid. If anyone wants me to explain anything further, ask away.