Hardest Countries to Conquer

Nations have always wanted more land. There have been many weak countries that got taken over in 38 minutes, but some countries are big strong, and can’t be conquered without the attacker’s nation being conquered instead. As for any commander in chief who wants to try their military against these countries, good luck. It will be hard, if not impossible. Of course, these can all theoretically be conquered, but it's not always a great idea to spend all your military on it.

The Top Ten

1 United States 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 United States of America is often the subject of ridicule from other developed nations. Take Pink Guy’s “White Is Right”, or Europeans and Australians criticizing the US Government for poor gun control.
But when there is a crazy dictator, or another country is about to get conquered, the US Army comes in. Most of the US taxpayers’ money winds up in this country’s military.
The US also has the first National Park in the world. In total, they have more than 400, each one vastly different from the other. With a land area, also comes geographical diversity, which is often annoying for invaders.
With people power, land area, and more gun power than people power, the USA really fits perfectly for a list like this.

Too many powerful allies, not to mention it has such a strong military that it is literally suicide fighting us.

Not much too be said here

2 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.

One of Napolean's and Hitler's biggest mistakes were to try taking over Russia. Russia is currently the biggest country in the world (by land area), and they have a ton of petroleum power like Saudi Arabia. Even if you try to go for Russia during summer, the Russians can hold off and easily fight back during winter, when to tempuratures are around -20 degrees Celsius, which only the Russians are prepared for.

Same reason as the US, with the added bonus of it being so massive that it would take literal years to conquer.

3 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.

Some countries like Australia have a lot of land area, but not so many inhabitants. Others like Bangladesh lack land area, but they have the people power. China is one country that has both. They have more than 10 percent of the world’s population, and are the 4th largest in physical area. Furthermore, with one of the largest economies in the world and industrial prowess, China is not an easy target.

4 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

Another one of these big countries is Canada, but they have another defense on them. Canada is surrounded by ocean, but the safest way to get at Canada is through the southern parts of the coast. However, Canada is friends with the United States, and the USA is known for its strong military and they often intervene in international conflicts. Canada, like North Korea is essentially like facing two countries instead of one.

5 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.

This one is not quite as obvious as some of the other countries on the list, but it's pretty much Afghanistan in the west, and Brazil in the east. India is a physically diverse nation, with many different environments, and a dense and population, which means it has a big military. And don't try taking the south of India because the coast is always full of submarines.

I live in the southern portion of India and I have never encountered a submarine in the sea, please tell me if you do

6 Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

Many empires have tried to conquer Afghanistan, but hardly anyone succeeded. Afghanistan is a desert surrounded by the Hindu Kush, and the US is having a hard time there. Almost every empire that tries their armies against Afghanistan end up losing. This gives Afghanistan a potential nickname of "the graveyard of empires".

7 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.

Australia is known for cities like Sydney, but only its coast is well populated and taken into consideration. Australia has an desert called the Outback in the middle of the continent, which will be very challenging for enemy armies. Furthermore, Australia is hard to get to, and will need a bigger army than navy to take over the Outback, and don’t try cramming everything on to your naval ships.

Australia has force and it has its hard terrain. The biggest island and the smallest continent, its had to get to and u don't want to get on the countries bad side

Nuclewar weapons anyone?

Also can literally take out entire countries with the push of a button.

8 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

You know, for a country known for parades every spring and thick, dense jungles... Yeah, good luck with the Amazon Rainforest. It is hard to navigate, and has a ton of dangerous, toxic predators that most armies are not prepared for. And because it's a mostly a RAINforest, armies are easy targets to get flooded out.

9 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.
10 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.

Denmark looks like an easy target on the map. And I wouldn't blame you. However, Denmark controls Greenland, more than 1,000,000 square kilometers of almost no resources, and it is very hard to survive in due to its cold temperatures. Denmark better not sell it off to the United States of America, or it will lose its place on our list

The Contenders

11 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.

So, first of all, Germany is known for it's large economy, which is the 3rd largest in the world, and their industry, is no joke, they are also allied with the US and UK, as well as France, some of the world's most powerful countries, and their military is small only due to the treaty of ww2, but in ww2 they conquered more than half of wurope, and invadee more lane from Russia than any other conquerer, right now, they are growing their military rapidly, and have a medium population of around 85 million people, so don't mess with Germany.

12 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.

definitely falls under the protection of the united states nobody would try it

13 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world. Israel is a small country bordering Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt and its official languages are Hebrew and Arabic.

They should be higher, considering you have to go through the States to even get to attempt your first move, in which you would fail utterly.

14 Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
15 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

North Korea should not be too difficult to conquer if you look at the map. Even with their 10 - 50 nuclear weapons, they are no match for another country with 100 nukes. China is North Korea's best friend, and China will back up North Korea in the event of an invasion. China is why the United States has not tried to conquer North Korea. The only plausible solution is through a peaceful resolution.

16 Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.
17 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.
18 Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. ...read more.

Albania is my home country, so no one is touching it!

19 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
20 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.
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