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Is there any nation on this earth that could successfully invade and conquer the United States of America?

Asked by: ararmer1919
  • It Depends on what type of invasion

    Russia can take all of the US, however it will stand upon a pile of ashes if they are indeed successful.
    In a war Russia V's America without any allies as the question asks a nation only. Russia might be able to "conquer" the US or whatever its left of it.

    What I mean is that the technological capabilities of the Russian lags moderately below that of the mighty US. However all you need is enough Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Bombs to turn all of the US to ashes, in the insuring war, Russia might get caught so can the entire world. There are enough WMDs to destroy the world several times. If all the nukes are launches in a all out war. I'm afraid the US will not survive, neither will the enemy.

    Roaches will survive. And whatever Alien that comes afterwards is going to have to talk with the manager if he wants to take the remains of what was once called "Earth"

  • With intelligence and economics, and only then.

    We are a nation susceptible to greed and the hungers of gluttony. It wouldn't be far fetched or a surprise at all, really, if we had slowly began to trade off sections of our land in making up for the summations of debt we've racked up. I can imagine that the USA, a member of the UN and specifically dedicated to preventing war and suffering, would fold small pieces of land under the threat of disbandment or collective force from the other large players.

  • Russia is big enough

    They haave enough weapons and people to do so, yet they will have conquered the largest pile of rubble ever. After the attack, this country should be reduced to a stain. Americans are unprofesional 18 year old idiot highschool dropouts with toy plastic guns that dont work right getting killed while home defense contractors get rich and a bunch of generals promote themselves and retire and get drunk on the caiman islands

  • Russia is big enough

    They haave enough weapons and people to do so, yet they will have conquered the largest pile of rubble ever. After the attack, this country should be reduced to a stain. Americans are unprofesional 18 year old idiot highschool dropouts with toy plastic guns that dont work right getting killed while home defense contractors get rich and a bunch of generals promote themselves and retire and get drunk on the caiman islands

  • The US could certainly be invaded.

    Look how we have turned on our founding principles. Every great empire that turns against their own better natures always end up being invaded, conquered, and ruined. But then again, if a nation goes back towards their founding principles (and if said principles are moral) they experience a boom that the world had never seen before.

  • We have created our own underclass that has less allegiance to what used to be the "dream"

    I fear that with the largest population in prisons in the world, the fastest growing underclass which has taken people who used to be solidly middle-class and made them poor with little to no chance to work their way up, a broken education system, a growing population that places more value on what some dim-witted semi celebrity with a big butt is wearing than even basic economic and social policy issues......Yes, we could be successfully invaded....From within. Through ideas, revolution, people being sick of the top one percent becoming wealthier, with health care becoming unreachable for many. It can happen easier than we might think. Our most notable exports these days are sports and entertainment. Not the stuff worth dying for. Someone comes along selling what seems on the surface to be a "better" idea, or an improvement, or false empowerment. Our weakness is that we have abdicated being a great people for the sole purpose of feeling like a great nation. Its not too late to change that course, but it is where we will be vulnerable to invasion.

  • China may be able to take us over due to the fact that we are their biggest customer in buying.

    China doesn't have nearly as much nukes or money or weapons or planes. The only thing about china that sounds threatning is their population, but there's a catch. I mentioned that we are there biggest customer and we need thousands of ships to have all these supplies come to the U.S. These ships are capable of bringing millions of weapons, supplies, and ,of course, men. This would be a surprise attack and we wouldn't be prepared and the war may last decades but overall we may lose but in the end china would fall because again we support 80% of their economy and china would soon fall after the death of America.

  • Yes. Every empire throughout history has eventually fallen. We are far to arrogant.

    Rome, Italy, Greece, Mesopotamia, Japan, USSR, China. Look no further than word history to find evidence that every countries government in the world has eventually fallen, or been conquered.

    Did any of you take world history in college?

    Are we so arrogant to believe that we will defy 100% statistical evidence.

  • Yes. Every empire throughout history has eventually fallen. We are far to arrogant.

    Rome, Italy, Greece, Mesopotamia, Japan, USSR, China. Look no further than word history to find evidence that every countries government in the world has eventually fallen, or been conquered.

    Did any of you take world history in college?

    Are we so arrogant to believe that we will defy 100% statistical evidence.

  • China possibly could

    The Size of the People's Liberation Army is quite massive with a total of 2,250,000 personal and compared to the US Military size of 1,500,000. The PLA has technology that can easily fight against the US military. But the US Army has the homeland advantage and with any invading forces, there are always militias to back up the Army against the invading forces.

  • Too many Guns

    Is there any nation on this earth that could successfully defeat the US in a War? Yes, is there any nation whom could successfully invade and conquer the United States of America? No, our coastal defensives are too strong, not only that but we have the largest most powerful Navy in the World, along with the strongest largest Air Force in the world. Any initial invasion would have to come either through Canada or Mexico.

    The Next thing you have to keep in mind is our nuclear capabilities, which are designed to be impossible to eliminate, our payload is spread across not only the U.S but also though a number of secret nuclear subs whose location remains classified. Any nation that threatens America to the point of conquering it will have to keep in mind the worlds largest nuclear arsenal is pointed right at them.

    American intelligence, although faulty is the most wide spread in the world, we would quickly know about any invasion attempt before it took place. The massive amount of mobilization needed for such a campaign alone even without a superb intelligence program would quickly be noticed.

    A total of 270 million guns are in the United States as of now. Disregard the U.S Military for now, America has the most armed population in the world and to quote Isoroku Yamamoto any invading army would face a gun behind every blade of grass. It would be impossible to contain such a well armed population and any conquering army would face years of guerrilla warfare and insurgency.

    The U.S Army along with the National Guard is over one million personal, these are highly trained professionals who are spread across the globe as of right now, but if America itself is under threat all other assets become secondary. You'll have the entire American Military might concentrated on the defense of the homeland. You'd also see a massive raise in recruitment and thousands more would join to defend their nation. Not only is this a number game, if it was China would have us in the bag, but our soldiers are the best equipped in the world each soldier costing 17,000 dollars.

    China has the numbers but their soldiers are not as well equipped and they lack a proper Navy and Air Force, not only that but China relies on American Raw materials and buyers to support their economy, despite what many will tell you China is reliant on us. If they were to invade and a trade embargo were to be set up against them, America could survive, we have the capabilities to be self reliant, they do not. Lacking proper raw materials and people to purchase their goods their economy would quickly buckle. Russia also is a no go, as they lack a proper Navy and Air Force to take on Merican superiority, also much of their Militias and even some of their Army still use Soviet era equipment.

    So no

  • Not even a combined force of the top superpowers in the world could take the United States.

    I was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and currently am with the Illinois National Guard as an 11b Infantryman. Most Americans can't even grasp the overwhelmingly lethal capabilities of their military. Even for it's service members, we often are amazed at what we are capable of doing with advanced technology, advanced tactics and training and resources. Most of all, America has experience in combat. Since the inception of this great nation we have been at the forefront of many battles, wars and global conflicts to date. But that's besides the point. Understand that logistically, financially and statistically it is the closest thing to impossible that you can get to even breach the borders of America with a conventional military unit, let alone fight in the country. The US Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard alone would halt any large scale attempt of any force getting within a few hundred nautical miles of the coastlines, and naval submarines, aircraft carriers and Marine Expeditionary Units would be at the front door of any attacking country to ensure not a single vessel or soul leaves that country again. Lets entertain the idea for a brief moment however. Lets say the Navy, Air Force and Marines don't intervene and allow said nation to invade. As some POGs would say, "bullets don't fly without supply". That nation would not be able to continuously provide logistic support to arm, feed and house their troops. Both local, county, state and federal arms would be putting rounds down range on any and all forces wearing a foreign uniform. In addition there would be no monetary gain for any country to do so. The drastic financial impact it would have on it's country would decimate any hope of them continuing to advance as a nation. NATO and our allies would be dropping boots into the nation faster than Vanilla Ice's credit score. I could bore you all with more military jargon and supporting arguments as to why this can't happen, won't happen, but I'll just end on a light note and relieve the stress in your head of it ever happening by saying this, even if CNN said today that China, Russia or any other superpower launched an invasion of the US, you would continue to stop and get your mocha latte with extra whip cream, talk about how you almost got promoted at the water fountain and watch the blind auditions of the Voice when you got home. All while Americas best pushed in and bent over any force that had the balls to attempt it.

  • Were in the War business,were all armed and we protect the world.

    The United States has the most dominant Navy on the planet,our Air force is armed with the best weaponry on the planet and our Army isn't just the Military its the most Armed country on the planet. This country is full of people that are heavily armed. We are so far ahead of the rest of the world,China and Russia have just recently started building up their militaries while America has been in a constant war since the early 1900s. Numbers dont mean nothing when we have planes that can wipe out entire cities in one run. Theres no way Any country would dare to invade America,dont forget America pretty much funds the rest of the worlds trade and without us spending our money theyd be in trouble. It would be like letting all your customers get killed. We also have Canada with Us and Canads military is one of the best. First of All theyd have to get their Armies here and our Navy and Air force would be shooting them outta the sky and water like sitting ducks,they couldnt get enough people here to take us over,whoever did get here would not only be dealing with the strongest Army in History but would be facing 100 million armed Americans that love killen. As soon as they started to move in we would be dropping MOABs on every city they have,it would be suicide.

  • Almost strategicly and logistically impossible.

    Let's take in the biggest factor first, land mass and population. The united states is the 3rd most populated country in the world. The man power the nation could draw from would make anyone shudder . Even a country like China would hesitate because of how formidable those numbers would be. Also the united states is a big country with mountains, rivers plains and etc. Not to mention the constant changing climate the invaders would have to deal with.

    You would have to contend with the most powerful military in the world in its own backyard with its own armoriers, it's own factories, it's own farms. It's own cities, etc. The invaders would struggle to even so much as feed it's forces, let alone fight and go on campaign, the invaders would have to have an extended supply line across the ocean, that's assuming they got passed the Navy, the air force, and the coast guard. Not mention the fact you would be under constant pressure from siege and attack on your beachhead, from the us military. In order for one to hold territory for long periods of time you need the support of the local populace which won't happen considering Americans are the most stubborn people on the planet.

    Their neighbors would not tolerate a foreign invading power on their continent, it would be foolish to stand by as the united states got Invaded, the threat to their own countries would be too great for them to ignore, not to mention we are allies with those countries. NATO would not even have to lift a finger, the combined militaries of those countries would be too much for the invaders to handle alone. Either they would have to pull out or surrender.

    At this moment there is simply too much to overcome in a conventional invasion of the united states. The challenges are simply too great for one country to handle alone. Maybe the USSR in its heyday might, and I say A BIG. Might, because it would take half their overall strength to do it, that is assuming that the NATO countries wouldn't be pushing on their western front, of its satellite states, they were the only force in its day that could do it successfully. One with enough logistics, manpower and strategic capabilities to pull off such an invasion.

    But anyway as stated it's almost impossible to invade the united states.

  • No Chance in Hell

    If the military was beat on our soil which wouldn't happen.The 318 million people with 350 million guns would grind it to a halt.The amount of guns in private hands outnumbers all the worlds armies combined.Besides no one has the ability to stage enough troops ,even if so then still no chance on our soil.Our military would be able to move across the country in 2 to 3 days due to the interstates set up for the purpose of quickly moving massive military assets to the front. Many more reasons too.

  • Nobody has the army to Invade.

    Here's the reason why the US will never be invaded we have one of the most advanced military and we have 300 million Americans with guns willing to fight for their country at any given moment and we also have the most advanced nukes and we can what a country is doing 24/7 by satellite. To control 300 million people you would need an army of I'm guessing 200 million which no country is close to having.

  • Nobody has the army to Invade.

    Here's the reason why the US will never be invaded we have one of the most advanced military and we have 300 million Americans with guns willing to fight for their country at any given moment and we also have the most advanced nukes and we can what a country is doing 24/7 by satellite. To control 300 million people you would need an army of I'm guessing 200 million which no country is close to having.

  • No one nation, but . . .

    No single country on earth has the military strength to do so. If it was a combined effort between multiple countries then yes. . . Well kind of. The U.S. Is a part of NATO, an alliance with countries such as Canda, the UK, France, Japan, Israel, etc. This means that if the U.S. was invaded, all the other countries in NATO would help the U.S., so it would be close.

  • Not at all

    Country is to big. No possible way to control the W,S and East coast all at once before we responded. We have more nuclear power than any country so if that is the game they want to play than they could certainly cause damage but....Game on. We also have air and naval supply base in darun near every country.

  • Everyone is scared shitless of us

    Ur neighbors suck at resources and would make terrible staging points.
    You need to launch your invasion from somewhere. We’ve got a neighbor to the north, and one to the south, and if we heard of something happening there we would run to see what was up. Neither Canada nor Mexico produce anywhere near enough food to supply an invading force. Mexico has a lot of desert and Canada has a lot of undeveloped land that would take decades to make arable.


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