Top 10 Most Warmongering Countries

A list of countries that are most likely to start a war based off their historical track record.
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 has invaded more countries in the past fifty years than any other nation over the past two centuries. It is responsible for the overthrow of many regimes over its history, including the massacre and internment of its indigenous populations. Through use of racist ideologies and invasions of neighbouring Mexico, it greatly expanded its territory during the nineteenth century. Its invasion of Afghanistan and subsequent illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003 have resulted in regional instability, multiple insurgencies.

2 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

Israel has invaded and instigated many wars in less than a century of its existence. The illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine is a primary source of tensions and violence in the Middle East and Muslim World.

3 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 Juche leader 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

While North Korea has not physically invaded another nation apart from its southern counterpart during the Korean War, the Kim Jong regime has made many threats to many nations and has threatened the world with nuclear annihilation.

4 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

Whilst the UK has played a relatively minor role in major conflicts in the past fifty years, during its imperial era it possessed the largest empire in world history, instigating many wars and rebellions against British rule.

5 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

Russia has perpetrated many invasions and wars throughout its history. Most recent include its war with Georgia, annexation of Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, and its involvement in the Syrian Civil War and War on Terror.

Riddled with filthy propaganda and 19th century imperialism, it's like they live only to expand and annex territories on their path.

6 Uganda

Although Uganda is not considered to be a powerful, developed nation, it has played a major role in exporting violence in the Sub-Sahara through its conflicts in the DR Congo and skirmishes with the LRA.

7 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

Turkey's involvement with the Syrian Civil War has drawn criticism both internally and externally. During the Ottoman era the Turkish government invaded many countries across multiple continents, most notably southern Europe and the Persian empires. During its demise in the first world war, the Ottoman Turkish government committed mass atrocities and genocide against its Armenian and Greek civilians.

8 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

Whilst the modern Republic of Germany has been reluctant to engage in war, the Nazi era still haunts millions to this day. Beginning in 1939, Chancellor Adolf Hitler invaded Poland starting the deadliest conflict in human history. The Nazi Government committed mass atrocities against Jews, Poles, and all other peoples deemed unfit by its racial Nuremberg laws. It's swastika emblem is now banned in Germany, despite being a symbol of peace in Eastern cultures.

9 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are the official languages of Pakistan. The world's second-highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat)... read more

Internal unrest, corruption, state-sponsored terrorism, and a seventy year-old violent sectarian conflict with neighbouring India have all led to the inclusion of Pakistan on this list.

10 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

India is corrupted country. One of the main objectives of the current Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been to make India corruption free. But it seems the country still has a long way to go. A recent survey by Transparency International (TI), an anti-corruption global civil society organization, states that India has the highest bribery rate among the 16 Asia Pacific countries surveyed. Nearly seven in 10 people who accessed public services in India had paid a bribe. In contrast, Japan has the lowest bribery rate, with 0.2% respondents paying a bribe.
Approximately 900 million -- or over one in four -- people across 16 countries in Asia Pacific, including some of its biggest economies like India and China, are estimated to have paid a bribe to access public services. For its report titled "People and Corruption: Asia Pacific", TI spoke to nearly 22,000 people in these countries about their recent experiences with corruption

The Contenders
11 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

Despite having not invaded another country since the Afsharid dynasty in the eighteenth century, the current Islamic regime in Iran is considered by many to be a threat to world peace. It's involvement in proxy conflicts with Israel, the United States, and Saudi Arabia have led to international sanctions and mistrust of one of the world's oldest and culturally rich countries. It's support and funding for Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine have been designated as state-sponsored terrorism by some countries.

12 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
13 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
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