Top Ten Most Strategically Located Countries

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The Top Ten

1 Iran 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 language is Persian.

Iran is strategically located right in the center of Afro-Eurasia. It's rightfully nicknamed the "Crossroads of the World"

Iran is the most strategic country due to its great situation.

Iran is World's cross way, the connection of north to south and east to west

Most strategic location

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2 Turkey 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.

It's basically in the middle of the old world, it's close to everywhere, it controls the only way between the black sea and the mediterranean sea, it has lands in both europe and asia. The lis goes on and on.

When Turkey becomes Nuclear, it can hit the heart of 80% of the important areas.

Most trade routes in Eurasia have to go through Turkey. Istanbul, the most strategic city in the world, controls important land and sea trade routes. It is situated at the gateway of the Black Sea, and it also controls trade routes coming from either Europe or Asia.

It's located between Africa, Europe and Asia.

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3 United States 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 US has the largest contiguous region of arable land in the world overlaid by a large network of waterways, flanked by two mountain chains, flanked by two oceans. Major population centers on both the Pacific and Atlantic, gives it economic and strategic flexibility in response to global trends/events. The distance between the Americas and Eurasia-Africa provides strategic isolation from other major powers. With no regional competitor, the US has dominant influence in the Americas and has, paradoxically, significant global reach despite the distances involved. This also allows the US to shield itself from many negative consequences of global events, instead choosing how and when to engage with most of the world.

The US also resides almost entirely within the northern food belt, between 30 degrees north and 50 degrees north.

Located away from other countries making it tough to attack - rohit13sanyal

4 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

Covers the complete northern hemisphere - rohit13sanyal

5 India 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.

Strategically located in South Asia between Middle East and South-East/East Asia.

Located at a important juncture of the Indian ocean - rohit13sanyal

It controls the Indian Ocean!

Golden bird

6 Egypt 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.

Located at juncture of Africa and Asia - rohit13sanyal

Egypt is located in the Mediterranean sea that can make them conquer Europ and Egypt also have a border in the Red sea that can make them conquer Asia and Africa

Located between Asia, Africa and Euorpe

7 Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
8 Australia 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.
9 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
10 New Zealand New Zealand

The Contenders

11 Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.

Very strategically located with a business friendly government

In history It was captured multiple times mainly cause of Its strategic location,surrounded by the Middle East and Greece It makes sense why It had many conquerors.

Located at focal point of the Middle East, the Balkans and northern Africa - rohit13sanyal

12 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.

Pakistan due to its Geo-strategic location and only Muslim Nuclear capability is in eyes of all powers (China, America, Russia) and enemies (India, Israel) but looking at past of Pakistan we can get that Pakistan is unbeatable in war like situation. Pakistan fought 4 major wars with India and indirect war with Israel and Russia. We accept that we lost 1971 war against India but rest we won. Pakistan fought for Palestine, Syria and Afghanistan against Israel and Russia.

Pakistan is located in a geo-strategic location inbetween Central Asia, South Asia and West Asia (Middle East) on the historic Silk Road that connected Asia and Europe. To the North is China and to the South the Arabian Sea and the mouth of the strait of Hormuz. To the West Iran and Afghanistan and to the East India with a population of over 1 billion people. Many landlocked Central Asian countries depend on Pakistan for trade and through CPEC China has reduced its shipping trade distance by thousands of miles.

Pakistan is important for all powers like China, Russia and USA

Undoubtly, Pakistan holds the very important strategic cards on the world's map.a spectecular strategic blessing.

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13 Somalia Somalia

Very unique location to coordinate both aerial and sea operations

Its Strategic location

Most strategic, route to Europe or Asia via suez canal

14 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Sandwiched by South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, this archipelago would be a very important route for trade if a war in East Asia breaks (Taiwan vs. China, Japan vs. China, or the Korean War). Ships can pass through the vast sea lanes within the archipelago to reach the Pacific or South East Asia. This regions are home of almost half of the world's population and has one of the highest trade activities in the world.

With its strategic location isolated from its neighboring countries by sea, Its hard to invade the archipelago.

Philipinese is very strategic in southeast asian it can trade easily towards all nearby nation like japan china korea taiwan malaysia and many more and can also attack on major country like china and japan easily

15 Canada 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 (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...read more.
16 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.

Got key holdings all over the world - rohit13sanyal

Gateway to europe

17 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Located at a important juncture of the Atlantic and has border with all countries of South America - rohit13sanyal

18 China 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. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.

Located at important trading route of east Rasia and south China sea - rohit13sanyal

19 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
20 Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe . It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities . ...read more.

Located in the middle of Europe's highest mountains. Undesirable to attack.

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