Hardest Countries to ConquerNations 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 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.
Not much too be said here
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.
I'm not sure, you could drop 15 nukes on this country and they would really surrender
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Nuclewar weapons anyone?
Also can literally take out entire countries with the push of a button.
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.
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
They're backed up by India, Russia, and China, so you'll have to fight them to fight Sri Lanka
So, first of all, Germany is known for its 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 Europe, and invade more lane from Russia than any other conqueror, right now, they are growing their military rapidly, and have a medium population of around 85 million people, so don't mess with Germany.
definitely falls under the protection of the united states nobody would try it
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.
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.
Like Switzerland, they are also safe from invasion as it’s pointless to conquer them
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.
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.
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.
Hahahhahahahah Congo will probaly collapse if you invade it
Albania is my home country, so no one is touching it!