Top 10 Hardest Countries to Conquer

Nations have always wanted more land. There have been weak countries that were 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 USA's army is the strongest in the entire world, and they have many strong allies, so taking them over would obviously be a bad idea. Even if they didn't have a strong millitary, it would still take forever. You have to endure the deserts of Arizona and the coldness of Alaska, the mountains of Montana and the tornadoes of Oklahoma. OK, maybe not the last part.

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.

USA is definitely hard to invade, they got really strong troops and a really good army, just frickin strong man.

2 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.

Tibet is the main reason China is hard to invade, but even without Tibet, China is no easy target. This is mostly due to how strong China's millitary is, and how large China's economy is.

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.

We have gone over japan, US, and the "eight allies" or something.
P.S. where is micronesia no one can conquer so many islands

I'm not sure, you could drop 15 nukes on this country and they would really surrender

3 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.

I don't understand how Russia is not #2, China should be 3 because I know Russia had the USSR before, they were seriously strong, so China, if your seeing this, Russia would be stronger than you right now

Napoleon and Hitler shouldn't have tried taking over Russia, and they are the largest country in the world. Oh, and Siberia, especially in winter. But even if you try going for Russia in summer, or even spring, Russia's strong military can still hold till winter, when the temperatures are about -20 degrees Celsius.

One of Napoleon'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 the temperatures 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.

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.

Canada is the 2nd largest country, and with the USA allied with them, it is not going to be easy to invade them. What makes Canada even harder to invade is that their Northern part is basically a North American Siberia.

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.

The only really easy way to invade a civilization in India is to do it by sea. You can't really use paratroopers, unless you drop them from a helicopter, and invading it by land is no small feat due to it basically being Arizona on the west, and Brazil on the east. And doing it by sea now is nearly impossible due to submarines.

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.

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 strong as well, I rank it #3 for my hardest countries to invade, like USA and Russia, they have a really strong army, don't mess with Aussie boi

Unless you want to deal with an additional army of spiders, kangaroos and emus, don't invade Australia. They also have a strong army just in case the emus, kangaroos and spiders don't do the trick.

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, it's hard to get to and you don't want to get on the country's bad side.

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 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 could find Germany hard to invade, they once had the German Empire, they were really strong, they could easily beat Poland in a war

10 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.
The Contenders
11 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

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.
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.

If you're surrounded by people who don't want you to exist, it's obvious that you must be tough as possible. Not only is their army powerful in the first place, but they also have protection from the USA, so invading them is no small feat.

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 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.

If you ever try to fight North Korea, Kim Jong Un would literally bomb you with missiles

15 Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered by China to the north and India to the south. Nepal and Bangladesh are located in proximity to Bhutan but do not share a land border. The country has a population of over ...read more.

Like Switzerland, they are also safe from invasion as it's pointless to conquer them

16 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.

Invading an island is hard enough due to little supply, let alone when that island was one of the oldest civilizations and still hasn't been invaded. Heck, even the Mongols couldn't invade Japan, and all the Mongols really did was invade countries.
And now it's even harder to invade Japan due to how good their military is.

17 Democratic Republic of The Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.

It is so poor that you would be in dept after invading it because this land may contain gold but it would just cost too much.

18 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.
19 Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.
20 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

They're backed up by India, Russia, and China, so you'll have to fight them to fight Sri Lanka

21 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.
22 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.
23 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!

24 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. ...read more.
25 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
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