Re: This nearly happened in 2012
Had this (in 2012) been a direct hit America and most of Europe would now be living in Bronze Age levels of technology
Really? Does a solar flare remove all knowledge of electricity from people's brains then? And stop unaffected countries from helping?
I think you are overstating the case wildly, a Carrington-class event might lead to a few months of severe disruption, but we would soon start to recover.