What would happen if a zombie appeared in 18th century Italy?
More specifically, a walking Dead style zombie "spawning" in Turin, The Duchy of Savoy on noon, 3 of May, 1715.Turin is far upriver in the Po. I know the science isn't definite in walking dead zombies but would one of the walkers falling in the river affect all the towns downstream?
Also, would the average farmer be better off? Their Snaphance or Flintlock guns would probably take too long to reload but would a scythe or other farming implement be able to beat away a zombie?
And are mountains effective zombie barriers?
P.S. On Wikipedia it said that Turin's population after the War of the Spanish Succession was 90,000 people. Here's a map I also found on wikipedia.(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Europe_1714.png)
P.P.S. The reason I started it in Turin, Italy is I though this question should be specific but if you happen to know a lot about, say, Polish history, you can what would happen if it started in Warsaw of Krakow or some other place that you know more about.