Top Ten Most Strategically Located Countriesrohit13sanyal
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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.
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.
When Turkey becomes Nuclear, it can hit the heart of 80% of the important areas.
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Iran is strategically located right in the center of Afro-Eurasia. It's rightfully nicknamed the "Crossroads of the World"
The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world's most strategically important choke points. Around 20% of the world's oil passes through the strait. - sgk_atomic
Iran is the most strategic country due to its great situation.
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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
You can go anywhere from here...V 1 Comment
Covers the complete northern hemisphere - rohit13sanyal
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
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One of the greatest contributors to the world economy and expertise along with China. Historically powerful.
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!V 1 Comment
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
1. Proximity of Great powers 2. Gateway to Central Asia 3. Significance as a Transit economy 4. Important link in the chain of Muslim countries 5. Only Muslim country with nuclear capability 6. China's link to the Middle East 7. Reduce Indian hegemony in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean
Central Asia is the center stage of new Great games: Western quest for resources- oil and energy resources in the central Asia Pakistan is located very close to the oil rich M.E region and C.A States Pakistan can influence shipment of oil Iran is struggling to export its surplus gas and oil to Eastern countries, Qatar, Pakistan and Turkmenistan pipeline projects highlight the position In this scare energy world, Pakistan can provide access from energy efficient to energy deficient state.
Geographically, Pakistan is situated at the centre of the Islamic countries of Africa and Asia It is linked to these Muslim states through land and sea routes and thus not only its ideological ...more
Very unique location to coordinate both aerial and sea operations
Its Strategic location
Heart of africa, largest sea coast in africa yet within an hands reach of the gulf
Really in this world the best country to live is somalia.V 2 Comments
A country located between Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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
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
Naval Power = POWER... The location of the Philippines is a fortress itself..
and it can rule the entire Pacific... Blocking all the trade in almost half of the world will be cause to a worldwide economic crisis.. That's why Philippines is a greatest threat to China if the Philippines will be under controlled by the US. also in the other way around... the Philippines will be a threat to US if the China will take over the Philippines.
The position of the Philippines is the Perfect Place to form a powerful fortress, guarding the largest ocean in the world, the Pacific.
Got key holdings all over the world - rohit13sanyal
Gateway to europe
Located at a important juncture of the Atlantic and has border with all countries of South America - rohit13sanyal
Located at important trading route of east Rasia and south China sea - rohit13sanyal
Located in the middle of Europe's highest mountains. Undesirable to attack.
Right at the heart of the Middle East - rohit13sanyal
Connect Asia to Africa
Has an important location in the Mediterranean - rohit13sanyal
Spain holds the ability to restrict any state restricted to the Mediterranean from access to the Atlantic, and anywhere else in the world. The importance of the strait of Gibraltar has been severely underestimated because of the wideness of the strait, (about 7-9-ish miles).
Strategic location in the Meditterian with Malta and Italy
Is the crossroad between Asia, Arabian Pennisula africa and europe.
Afghanistan is more politically and commercially strategic then pakistan and some other countries above then Afghanistan, in the history Afghanistan was named as square of transit
Heart of Asia. Connects central Asian countries through its borders. Its located on the North and West of pakistan, South of Uzbekistan, Tajikstan and East of Iran and Turkmenistan. It also has a border with China on its northeast point.
Can attack across the Atlantic - rohit13sanyal
It may be located in the tip of Europe, but serves as a hub between Brasil ( and all of South America) and Europe. It also links in part some countries in North Africa and even in central America. In some ways, if you go through the geography maps, it can be more central than countries like UK.
First, Nepal located world's biggest population China and India.
The Cradle of Civilization, in the center of Eurafrasia.
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