Top 10 Countries with the Best History
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.
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.
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.
Italy covers an area of 301,338 km². With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the third most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. The... read more
The glorious Roman empire and when after that Europe got in the dark age the Renaissance comes up with Italy as leader.
Italy is the place of source in human civilization.
So glad to have Italian and Greek blood!
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.
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.
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!
Egypt's history should be the best one,because in Ancient Eygpt they were able to build the Pyramids,they were famous with knowledge and they were the ones who would use Embalming which the world still have no idea how to do it until now.
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.
Fun fact: Cleopatra lived closer to the opening of McDonalds than the construction of the pyramids.
USA was created on 1700s, no medieval times, no ancient civilization just modern wars and revolution, the only intresting in its history is the American Revolution.
The United states's and its history is really incredible, though I'm American and may be biased, you can't say for really any other country that we broke away from one of the powerful nations in the world at the time, the British empire and were able to become the most powerful country in the entire world within only 200 years.
Honesty, how stupid... a country doesn't need to be around for a long time in order to have an interesting. The US had a very interesting history, since the very start of it's birth (as The US anyhow), so absolutely. You're the joke.
Honestly, I think France has the best history because of everything from Napoleon to. I don't know how to say it, but it had so much history throughout the years. I personally think it should be higher than this.
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).
Since prehistory, with the first-ever buildings built (that we know of) in Brittany and probably the first artistic center ever, Lascaux, to Greek settlements, the origin of the Celts (the Celts originated in central Europe, including what is today Eastern France), to Gauls, Romans, Merovingians, Carolingians (the fathers of modern Europe), Capetians, Valois, Normans, Bourbons, Bonaparte. No matter what historical period you're reading about, throughout history, France has played a role. It's always there. From the early Middle Ages, then it became an absolute first character in World History, in every field. Castles? They were first built in France (wooden motte and bailey castles in Normandy, then stone castles in the Loire Valley and Anjou). Romanesque and Gothic architecture and art? They first developed in France. Photography and cinema? France, again. The first men to successfully fly? The Montgolfier brothers. Tennis? First known as jeu de paume. Cycling? France. Football? Go check what Soule was. And that's nothing. The thing is, there is not enough time to describe all that France has given us. We could spend words and words, pages, books about all this nation has done and all the people it has given us, from Monet to Louis XIV, from Napoleon to Victor Hugo, from Voltaire to Charlemagne, from Delacroix to Blaise Pascal. The names and the artworks and the buildings and the inventions are endless. France at the 7th place is ridiculous. Greek and Italian histories are indeed some of the greatest in the world, but they were discontinuous. Greece's best moment was Ancient Greece, then it came back as the Byzantine Empire, and pretty much, that's it. The same thing for Italy: Rome, Barbarians, dominations by everyone in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and that's it. China and India also deserve to be in one of the first places. Russia and the US? Come on, they should be like 20th or something; they don't even come close to any of these countries. But... more
Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. ...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.
India is the mother of all civilizations. When every civilization was building itself, India's glory was at its peak. In Indian text the seers and sages don't talk years, decades or millennia.. they talk eons. To top it all what indian texts considered by many modern philosophers to be work of poetry or mythology, are getting scientific validations with modern science. The temples and buildings that we see in India are so sophisticated that even modern tools and machinery cannot build many of those structures. India is not a nation, it's the very last piece of world history that is remaining on this planet. It is the responsibility of each person on this planet to own this piece of history and preserve it because it reaches to each one of us in some way.
India's history is just half-known to us. Its riches have been stolen, impressive temples have been destroyed. India is also home to many inventions and many more great astronomers, mathematicians, and philosophers. India's temples and other ancient buildings are so mindblowing, that archeologists have no idea how it was possible to build them! Take the Kailashnath temple in Ellora for example. It's a rock-cut monument that involved carving an entire temple-in just one giant rock! Archeologists say that building this monument at the present day would take more than a hundred years, if not near to impossible. In reality, it took just 18 years. This fact leaves me absolutely speechless.
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 land, Anatolia or Asia Minor, on which the modern country of Turkey is founded today has arguably the most unmatched and amazing history of the entire world. From the Hittites to Trojans; from Greeks to Turks, Hellenism, Christianity Judaism, and Islam, no other land on our planet has such a diverse cultural heritage today--each of which has visible reflections on modern Turkish cuisine and traditions today.
It is the birthplace of Hellenism, home to numerous "firsts" of human civilization (including the first-ever city of the world, Catalhoyuk; the first-ever known temple of the world, Gobeklitepe; the first-ever university of the world; the first written armistice of human history, etc etc).
Turkey for instance has more ancient Greek cities than Greece and more ancient Roman cities than Italy. The great kings, saints, emperors, and warriors, even Virgin Mary, who walked on the land of Anatolia all left their trances and memories in that land.
History, as we know it, has started on what is today Turkey.
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.
We are clearly the greatest county of all time. We saved the world twice in the World Wars as if it wasn't for us Germany would have become too powerful. We had the biggest empire the world has ever seen, the empire was truly great and we truly abolished slavery, not America. Our language is the most spoken in the world and we have had the greatest inventions e.g, electricity, the internet etc. The industrial revolution was started by the British. We are also the country that hasn't
been invaded for the longest period of time, since 1066, almost a thousand years.
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.
Xiongnu Empire, Xianbei Empire, Rouran Khaganate, Gokturk Empire, Uighur Khaganate, Khitan Empire, Mongol Empire, Yuan Dynasty, Golden Horde, Ilkhanate, Chagatai Khanate, Northern Yuan Dynasty, Dzungaria Khanate, Bogd Khanate, Socialist Mongolia existed in today's Mongolian plateau. The historical role of Mongols in the formation of today's Russia and China is great. Bat Khan conquered Eastern Europe and united the scattered Slavic Russian principalities, which later became the basis for the establishment of a unified Russian state. During the Yuan Dynasty, Kublai Khan conquered the whole of China and united it under one banner. It defined the scope of the later Qing Dynasty and today's China.
The Mongol Empire was the largest empire in the world.
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
Japan has a huge capital city called Tokyo, other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai. It's close to South Korea,... read more
Extremely productive, ingenious, and culturally rich nation, with a long history of art, invention, and empire.
Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected... read more
Iran's impact on the world is truly unmatched. The Cyrus cylinder is the first inscription of human right which was written 2500 BC!!!! Slavery was forbidden and freedom of religion existed. Also, women and men were treated as equals. Cyrus the Great (founder of the Achaemenid empire) In the Jewish bible, he is said to be a prophet because he freed the Jews in babylon. The Achaemenid empire spanned from India to parts of Egypt. And that's not everything. They have had many other great empires like the Parthian empire who was in war with the Romans for over 700 years. The Sassanid empire and Sassavid empire. They have invented the fridge, guitar, polo, chess, modern medicine, windmills, battery, algebra, alcohol, backgammon, postal service, human rights, irrigation, and they had the first monotheistic religion named Zoroastrianism.
one of the oldest countries in the world. Persia has such a rich culture and history. If Greece is #1, then Iran should be at least top 5.
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.
Majority of their history was war and they were good at war.
Actual juggernaut of Europe, it took 3 major powers to put end to those Legends
Poland has a rich and enduring culture that has withstood numerous invasions, persecutions, and setbacks. This explains how Poland managed to rise from the ashes and become a strong nation even after being wiped off the map for 123 years.
Furthermore, Poland's culture has the power to unite different states and create a powerful country such as the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which was the largest country in Europe for more than two centuries.
Polish culture places great value on freedom, which is evident in Poland's many historical achievements. For example, Poland was the first country in Europe to adopt a democratic constitution, the first to halt the Ottoman invasion and Bolshevik revolution, the first to resist the Germans in 1939, and the first to free itself from communism in 1989.
Just for starters, if you want to evaluate the importance of a country, try to imagine the world WITHOUT it. Japan, Turkey, Germany, are great, but our present world cannot be undeestood without England, China, Rome, Persia, Greece, Spain, Arabia, India, Russia… those countries/empires that shaped continents.
Biggest empire ever!
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...
Discovered more than half of the known world.
Once the world's greatest empire!
Hungarian history encompasses the history of countless attacks and eras of war on Europe. Because of Hungary's role in defending Europe from foreign adversaries, they have a unique part of all these different cultures and invasions.
I'm from hungary and when I heard the history I just fall in love int it!
It's just cool
Ah, home to the greatest vikings... the great heathen army is the only comment I need to leave
I love denmark, lets take over russia and make it danish!
Its amazing mate so much rich storys about hugo and his book chest to the rival re with spain its amazing!