Countries With the Most Interesting History

The Top Ten
1 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey... read more

In my opinion Greece should be on top of the list. The founders of the western world, and a rich, cultural and loong history, longer than Italy's. its fascinating

Greece has a very unique history. From it's famous mythology to its fatal ancient wars, this country has it all.

Because of the sheer scale, spectrum, and prominence of influences Greek history has recorded.

2 Italy Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) is a sovereign state and unitary parliamentary republic in south-central Europe.

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... read more

Interesting, but way too high up in my opinion

3 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area... read more

China and Vietnam histories are similar.
How come China below Greece, Italy and, especially USA?! China has thousand years interesting history. USA only has 300 years, plus it all about the British. Boring!
China should be #1 or #2. China has histories of thousands of years, and it so interesting.
Don't believe me? Try to search about China's histories, you're gonna get other histories out of your mind.

China below USA? You must be reaming me.

4 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. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast,... read more

I am Egyptian and I think this country should be at the top of the list. Greek and Roman came waaay after.

Obviously, home of the pyramids

Hieroglyphs, Pyramids, Pharao’s, The Nile etc. This country has really great and interesting history.

5 USA 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

Cool history. Wild West history, Native culture, Westward expansion, 13 original colonies...

There's nothing interesting about American history.

Short history, but all of that history is interesting

6 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

French Revolution, Bourbon Dynasty, Seven Years' War, Napoleonic Wars, WW1, WW2, and much more. France perhaps has one of the best histories along with the U.K and Germany.

7 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

Beginning with the Holy Roman Empire (of German Nation), over the German Confederation to the Weimar Republic and Third Reich, the division into west and east and the reunion in '89... there are so many things Germany went through! World War 1 & 2 and the importance in Europe because of its central position come also to mind.
I believe the German history is one of the most interesting! Top 3 is debatable, but I think Top 10 seems worthy.

Germany should be in the top3.
Prussia, Franco-Prussian war, Berlin conference (startingpoint of the trade and colonization in Africa), German colonial Empire, Herero-Namaqua genocides, WW1, Responsibility for WW1, revolution in Germany, Weimar Republic (economy crisis), Nazi Germany, Hindenburg Desaster, Responsibility for WW2, Partition of Germany, Berlin blockade, Berlin Wall, Fall of the Berlin Wall (official end of the iron curtain), reunification...

8 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

The UK definitely has a rich history, especially England. It should be higher on the list than America because its history is a lot bigger and they were a fairly big part of it at one point

Britain has a way more interesting history than others like America, only reason it's higher on this list is because the salty Americans think they are better than everyone else.

One of the most important nations in history. It had the largest empire and influence out of any European language. Thanks to them, the entire world speaks English.

9 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

I believe india has vast and interesting history as of battles or gods they all have own culture

Which other country hosts a variety of cultures and religions peacefully!

Indian culture and history are influenced by almost all others in the list.

10 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

All the periods that happened in the past of Japan was so amazing! From the Sengoku period, to the Edo period, to the Meiji period. It was all interesting, especially the Sengoku period, when the Japanese had to switch to the European to win the wars!

Longest continuous monarchy in the world & in history. Extremely divine-like historical events.

Interesting quirky culture that blends old and modern. It's so isolated that it does it's own thing

The Contenders
11 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across... read more

Has a really sad, cold, dark history. But it's surprisingly diverse. The government is awful like China!

Went from a trading confederation of norsemen & balto-slavic tribes, to become a mongol vassal, then became the largest northern territorial empire & european superpower in just a short span 500 years.

Russia's history is certainly not pleasant; but it is very interesting and complex

12 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 has gone through a lot of fates and falls, but look, it's still on the map. Although she was always in a difficult place not to fight anyone, despite the partitions by three powers: Austria, Russia and Prussia, despite the aggression of the Third Reich and a knife stuck in the back by the Soviet Union and those about 40 years of communism, it still exists. Do you know how many people shed blood for her ?! Do you know how much honor means to Polish Officers ?! Do you know how many Poles risked their lives to save Jews ?! And yet there are so many stereotypes saying that they started the holocaust ... Learn more about this country and its history, you will see how many times Poland helped others and got nothing for it

13 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

The only country that has been existing since the biblical times that is still an large nation state de facto. Very underrated culture, cuisine and region.

This country is beautiful due to the jnfluence that the Persians left behind. From the art and music to even the influence on modern architecture in Tehran and Shiraz.

14 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
15 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands... read more

Spain's history is the world's history

16 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
17 Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest; it is also... read more
18 Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia.

Iraq is currently led by President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. It is currently ranked 160th in the Institute for Economics & Peace's Global Peace Index, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the... read more

Home of mesopotamia, such an interesting country! Too bad it's at war now

19 Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural... read more
20 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.

This should be at the top along with Peru, this was home to the aztec people which in my opinion are the most interesting people of all time along with Inca!

21 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.

Getting increasingly underrated in the west as well as in asia. The impacts of the mongols and the khans are overly vast and cannot be justified in just a sentence, completely altering the trajectory of civilizational states like Russia (Golden Horde), India (mughal descendants), China (yuan & qing dynasties) & turkey (anatolia).

22 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims... read more

From the amount of kdramas that has been made over their very rich history, their historical landmarks, their art styles, and the music instruments... this is definitely what I’d call interesting

It had very harsh time because of Japan China and other countries

23 Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

Oldest continuous independent christian nation in the world today, with their own creed & orthodoxy, unparalleled to all the other countries.

Actually if true history was told Ethiopia was going to be the oldest, and first in the list

24 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

For a long time they were a very rich country who dominated trades

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

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the 15th most populous country in the world. Vietnam shares its land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west. It shares its maritime borders with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand, and the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia through the South China Sea. Its capital city is Hanoi, while its most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City. Histories of Vietnam is not any less fascinating than Greece's or China.

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