"It’s somehow reassuring the German government has planning in place in the event of peak oil and the potential global oil shortages that would result. What’s less confidence-inspiring are the dire predictions Germany has made as to what will happen should a trickling oil supply leave world economies in a lurch. A newly-leaked study—which Der Spiegel has confirmed is authentic—out of the Bundeswehr Transformation Center’s Future Analysis division—which advises the German military—paints a bleak picture of the post-peak oil world, including a complete market collapse and various forms of social unrest."