I just reread Flash issue 7-9, and something confuses be a bit by his conversations in Gorilla City and with Turbine.
It is said that the world needs a Flash, from what i understand thats because he is the ''release of pressure'' in the Speed Force, and all the bad things that happend in the first arc when he ran was in fact Turbine trying to escape the Speed Force when Flash opened the vault.
So i guess my question is... what did the world do before Flash was there? It seems from the above said that there always need to be a person in contact with the Speed Force to make the world spin.
Can someone clarify this for me?