Top Ten Countries With the Best History

The Top Ten

Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

1. Ancient Greece - first European civilisation and the father of maths, science, English, the Olympics and more!

2. Macedonian Empire - conquered most of what was then the known world (in under a few decades) whilst never losing a battle.

3. Byzantine Empire - lasted for over an entire millennium and spread the Christian Orthodox faith to many countries.

4. Modern-day Greece, - won the 2004 Euros and currently obtains arguably the best military pilots on Earth.

Ancient Greeks invented many ideas of the modern world...olympics mathematics history theater philosophy democracy..and many more..

Culturally speaking we owe a lot to Greece for revolutionizing the importance of science, art and civilization in general. Plus,Greece had 2 of the strongest empires: Alexander the Great's (Hellenic Empire) which was ridiculously large and could've been larger and the Byzantine Empire or Eastern Roman empire which spanned 1100 years.

Greece is the birthplace of the entire world!
Everything starts and ends here.
Take a look back in history as regards arts, science, civilization and you can easily thinks and consider it (despite your origin) as one of the most important and influential nations in history of our planet.

Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

1) Italy has more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country.
2) South of Italy was magna Grecia (Parmenide; Pitagora; Archimede)
3) The etruscan civilization.
4) the Roman empire.
5) The middle age.
6) In the renassance Fienze was the most civilized city in the world.
7) Galileo Galilei is the father of the scientific method.
8)Enrico Fermi is the father of the atomic era.
9) Music architecture art...
10) the food
...
...
...

Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Catholic, Medieval, Renaissance, Rococo, Risorgimento. What else is there?

"You may have the universe if I may have Italy" - Verdi

Italy is the place of source in human civilization.

United States of America The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

The U.S. is, by any estimate, the wealthiest, most powerful and most influential country in the history of the world. Buoyed by victories in World War I and World War II as the only major power not devastated, and especially after the collapse of the Soviet Union following the Cold War, the U.S. has emerged as the world’s sole superpower.

Looks like a lot of patriotic idiotic Americans have voted on this list. Most European countries have been around 4 times longer than the USA has, does the US recent history make up for only 25% or less of history compared to many other countries? Absolutely not, this is a joke

My house is older than America, it hardly has a history compared to Europe, Asia and North Africa. Should be no where near the top of this list. Hardly achieved anything globally as well until post world war 2 when every other major player was devastated.

America could of had Canada in the revolution and it could of had Mexico in the Mexican American war but they didn't take it. look it up yourself. It also broke away from one of the greatest empires ever.

Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.

Ivan the Terrible, Russian Empire, Seven Years War, Napoleonic Wars, World War I, Russian Revolution, Russian Civil War, Communism, World War II, Cold War, etc.
fun to learn even though Russia sucks right now.

Russian imperial history is the most fascinating one so far, with changes in power and conflicts rivaling those of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels.

Russia is from Asia.

Based Tsar

China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

First of all, I hate recent communist china, because I'm a burmese. But I can't argue with the truth that it has one of the greatest history in the world. Start with the Xia dynasty and end with Qing, they have developed so many new cultures along the way, including great inventions. But right after Ming dynasty, there greatness was slowly decaying, up to this day. I think Japanese invasion in WWII is involved in destroying their traction of development. Also western countries were developing so fast after the age of enlightenment, leaving china behind. Truth is I really don't like Chinese people, but their history is very interesting to study.

Totally underrated history. From 5000 years ago till now, China has survived and will continue its history with the similar culture.

From dynasties to revolution to innovation...This country's history has never been told before!

A glorious Celestial Empire lasting since the dawn of humanity... without comparison.

Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

This is bullcrap. Egypt has hands down best history and basically everything is still there. The US and Russia history is nothing compared to Egypt. All Italy has is Rome, Greece has good history, but Egypt has better. Talking history, Egypt makes France look irrelevat.

Egypt has has a 4000 year old ancient history due to the time of the Pharaohs and Egypt also has a 1400 year long history since Islam showed up which is rarely talked about but Egypt was always a powerful empire under Islam as it single handedly beat most of western Europe under Saladin during the crusades and beat the mongols and basically put a stop to their endless expansion

Fun fact: Cleopatra lived closer to the opening of McDonalds than the construction of the pyramids.

Pharaohs and revolution and getting invaded and kicking them Egyptians and Egypt are baosses

France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

France to create two empires which allowed them to dominate half of the western world: the Carolingian Empire and the Napoleonic Empire. On several occasions they made all western countries sit (Philippe le Bel ...) and France is the country which inspired all modern democracy all countries which flaunts a flag which contains blue, red, and white is a flag that pays homage to France (the British flag being an exception).

How is it possible to put France at the 7th place after all they bring to the world during more than 1000 years. Same for UK, only 11th ... crazy.

Best win/loss ratio for the military history, revolution, place of 2 world wars, food history, literature... 1rst country along greece

History of france started around 600 ad, and even before the history is so rich with a lot of creative inventions and ideas. Its for sure one of the richest history.

India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

People say greece is the birthplace of everything(including history), well they definitely don't know history. India is one of the oldest civilisation if not the oldest.

5000 years of continuing civilization, most ancient civilizations like Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persians, Greeks, Romans, etc. have disappeared or changed far too much to be recognizable as the same thing, but Ancient India still survives to the modern-day. India and its culture still survives. India is the longest continuing civilization and culture on Earth. Indian history ranges from the Indus-Saraswati to the Vedas to many empires such as Magadha, Maurya, Guptas, Harsha, Rashtrakutas, Palas, Gurjar-Pratiharas, Cholas, Vijayanagar, Marathas, etc. There is also vast amounts of literature, art-forms, dance-forms, theater, architectural styles, temples, forts, palaces, holy places and pilgrimages, natural wonders; exploring India through its history will take a life-time.

I think its India because of the struggles we had to do against British. How a golden birds became devastated in fires of infinity. So its India. History is the proof.

Indus valley civilization was one of the most popular ancient civilization.We also participated in world wars due to which size of british army was doubled and india also contain two best last stand wars ever in history

Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

I think it's Germany because Germany has history dating back to the roman empire where it stand against the invaders. Also, Germany's story really began with Otto Von Bismarck one of the best strategists in history, he tricked France into declaring war on Prussia and then afterwards occupy Paris, things that even the british had trouble to do! He did that in 6 months!

The best for applying the terror, for that reason European Union has been founded, to keep calm Germany.

Based prussians

Holy Roman Empire, Napoleonic invasion, Prussia, Reunification, German Empire, World War I, German Revolutions, Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, World War II, Allied Occupation, East Germany and West Germany, Berlin Wall, etc.

Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, ...read more.

They have thousands of years of history and culture. They founded the most powerful empire in history. They ruled the world for hundreds of years.This empire was a secular empire, and they ruled a hundreds-year-old empire with many races, cultures, languages and religions. They established the foundations of the modern world with many inventions. For example, they made the first robot (Cezeri), they were the first flying (Hazerfen Ahmet Celebi), they drawn the first world map (Piri Reis), they invented the cannon (Fatih Sultan Mehmet), they invented the vaccine. Also they developed the best foods.

The history there is Greek history except for Kurdistan

Very incredible history, from Seljuks to Ottomans and Republic of Turkey.

Best warriors in the history books

The Contenders

United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.

United kingdom has created more things than anywhere in the world Cars to train (ect ect) And USA takes it!? I mean USA isn't a bad country but the laws are just bad. Uk created canada, australia and even america so Don't go at me americans and Englad has had 5 empires and one was the most succesful in history and we are one of the oldest United countries in the world what are still united.

Wow! The fact that America is above us on this list is crazy. When it comes to history, they are practically brand new. The UK is above most Countries by far, in terms of history. Only Greece, Egypt, and possibly France can rival us. Anyone else is way off. We had the biggest empire this world has ever known. We fought, and have the blood of the Vikings, Romans, Saxons, French, etc. Without us declaring war on Germany in WW2 the world would be a different place. English is one of the, or the top language learnt and spoken. We have 2000 years of history. We practically made America. If it wasn't for the french coming to their aid in the revolutionary war, they would be speaking proper English. Not broken English. And before anyone starts moaning. We would've never surrendered against the Germans in WW2.

Crazy that the USA is above the U.K. on this list, the US is a very young country compared to most of Europe and Asia in terms of history.

Absolute crap. Our history is so vast and amazing and can only be compared to countries such as Greece and Italy no other country especially the US which has hasn't even been the USA for very long, its history is nothing compared to ours!

Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Extremely productive, ingenious, and culturally rich nation, with a long history of art, invention, and empire.

Based samurai

Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately ...read more.

Poland created strong and deep culture that was able to withstand countless invasions, persecutions, and total distractions. That explains why Poland did not exist on the map for 123 years but was able to rise from the ashes like Phoenix.

Poland also created culture that was able to bring together different states into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth that was the biggest country in Europe for more than two centuries.

Polish culture values freedom and for this reason, Poland was the first country in Europe to adopt a democratic constitution, the first country to stop Ottoman invasion and Bolshevik revolution, the first country to fight Germans in 1939, and the first country to free itself from communism in 1989

Polish people have gone through a lot, after the Russian/Soviet Communists attacking Poland, and also in WWII the Germans and Hitler slaying them, it's been a hard time for the Polish, but still they've managed to stand up and be strong. By the way this is coming from a Turk.

The Polish Hussars are the greatest cavalry force in history, they were truly invincible. It also once was the biggest country in all of europe with Lithuania.

Poland, is one of the best history ever. They fighted against Ottomans, and with Soviets, to not only save their country, but also whole Europe. They fighted against Soviets and Germans in 1939, without any help. They defended Warsaw, Międzymorze, and every land, to the last drop of blood.

Persia

Persia & Iran Actually has the best and most interesting history on the world about thousands of years with a lot of things and groups who are from a lot of countries and smart Iranian who makes it better and better I just study Iran's history of a thin book but after that I love it and I try to learn it more. I know why it's not on number 1!
Cause there are no people to know it!
And it isn't good! I'm sure If somebody know that will love that great history
Cause it's one of oldest histories in the world on Asia of a lot of people who did great! Like Korosh Kabir, Darioush & more than thousands smart and great people
And also I'm not from Iran I'm Russian

Iran is one of the oldest countries in the world. You could go to Louvre Museum in Paris and see the number of Iranian objects and their dates. The Iranians are very hospitable and warm.

Persia shares almost the same history as Greece. It should at lest have the second best history in this list.

I believe this should definitely be above Denmark, Canada, Turkey. by the way this is a Japanese speaking so not biased whatsoever.

Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes ...read more.

Once the mightiest empire of the world, they discovered half the known world. Pioneers of the Golden Age. One of the richest histories Earth has ever seen. Proud military history. August 1385. Aljubarrota Battle. 7000 portuguese vs 30000 Spanish. Guess who won...

Battle of Aljubarrota, August 1385. 6,500 portuguese warriors vs 31,000 Spanish. Guess who won...

Discovered more than half of the known world.

Once the world's greatest empire!

Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Brought western civilization to a big part of the world

Spain an the uk should both be on the top 5. ¿How can the us be the third with a history less than 300 years old?

The biggest historic empire

Biggest empire ever!

Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

"Extremely rich history: heart of Central Europe"

A historically very rich country

Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.

It should be number one. The country had many empires(at least 10 empire) to witch any country would be lucky to even have one. They became the rulers of the middle east for a good 2000 years and had culture and technologie to back them up in every aspect of their being. They were conquering civilisations while the rest of the world were still nomads. Lets not even mention Cyrus The Great and his foundation of humain rights.

Very unfair and superficial ranking! The history of the Greater Iran (known as Persia), is intertwined with the history of a greater region comprising the area from Anatolia, the Bosphorus, and Egypt in the west to the borders of Ancient India and the Syr Darya in the east.Iran is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 because.

Should be number one.

Should be number 1.

Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state ...read more.
Netherlands

Its amazing mate so much rich storys about hugo and his book chest to the rival re with spain its amazing!

Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.

The Mongol Empire was the largest empire in the world.

Mongolian history begins from 800,000 years ago

I have no idea why isn't Mongolia number 1

Oh my go dmoglin history is so interesting

Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Many people call Australia a 'young' country because it was 'discovered' in 1770. Wrong.

The culture of the indigenous Australians is 40,000 years old, the oldest in the world. If that's not history, I don't know what is.

Also, what the heck is the USA doing at 3, they are only 500-odd years old, this list is obviously influenced by stronger countries.

Criminals and aboriginals turned gold miners, shearers, and criminals (bush Rangers) turned soldiers turned athletes and inventors, what's not to like.

Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

I think Ireland is in a good place because we have a very good Celtic culture that very few other nations have. But as an Irish person I have to admit that we didn't practice it a lot around the times we were under the control of Britain. Honestly the reason we are independent to day was probably the revival of our culture a hundred years ago. If it wasn't for Celtic revival are Irish language and heritage might have disappeared. Just saying if we lost are culture we would probably have British culture and still be part of the United Kingdom. GOD BLESS IRELAND

Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

I’ve studied Mexican history and I love it! Specially the aztecs, Mayas

Very interesting world history, definitely the most interesting out of all the other american countries

8Load More
PSearch List