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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.

  • GUNS and Patriotic Spirit

    Almost everyone in this country holds a gun and a invasion would lead the invading army not only fighting the US military, but almost 400 million more people. Also, we Americans will not just roll over and let another country come and conquer America, so we will fight till the bitter end to protect the country we love. Also, if another country was to take us, we would continue to fight them in a revolutionary war to take back America.

  • Against the world?

    Even if the entire world came together the only chance they have at defeating the USA would be if the USA was on the offensive. I will not include nuclear weapons or any civilians or unconventional warfare such as cyber attacks.
    The entire might of the world would not be able to come close to the shores or border of the USA. Why? Because they lack the technological capabilities as well as the resources to do so. The USA navy would obliterate the combined world navy on both the Atlantic and Pacific. In fact the USA navy has almost more military ships than the world combined as well as the most advanced. Meanwhile our air Force would have complete control over the airspace anywhere close to the USA based not only on sheer numbers but with advanced equipment and tactics as well. The only chance THE WORLD has to invade is by land which is also physically impossible as the north is protected by geography meaning terrain suitable for light forces only as well has numerous national parks protecting cities. Meanwhile the south is protected by the largest armoured ground base force in the world which is in Texas as well as a plethora of drones and missiles.

    LETS SAY THE USA HAS NO NAVY. The world still wouldn't stand a chance of even establishing a beach head in the USA as a combination of airforces missiles as well has unsuitable beaches and the logistical impossibility of transversing a supply train across the Atlantic and Pacific with the long range missile and air superiority the USA has. Not to again mention the fact that the world simply doesn't have enough resources and ships to successfully overtake and secure our coastline defenses.
    In essence if the USA were to get rid of 60% of every single piece of military equipment it owns, the combined might of the world still wouldn't be able to even remotely stage an invasion of the USA. So thank our natural defenses as well as the half a trillion dollars we spend every year for being able to repel the combined worlds forces.

  • Geography, military and people of the US.

    The US mainland has the most diverse and open geography as well as the population distribution of the United States. Taking out nukes a country would have to invade both the East and West US at the same time, that would take up too much resources for it to be successful. Second, the US military is by far and away the most powerful in the world. If a country tried to invade by air they would have to face the largest and most powerful air force and air defense. Trying to invade by Sea would also be fatal the US has the largest and most technologically advanced naval force in the world, especially with the new Gerald R. Ford super carrier and the Zumwalt-class Destroyer and various other types of stealth ships. Finally, invading by ground is impossible so Russia for example would have to come in through Alaska and Canada which would result in loses via lost equipment and casualties in combat and they have yet to meet the US mainland which would have a superior Army and Marine Corps coalition awaiting their arrival. Finally, the people the US is filled with gun owners, including military veterans, one of the most militarized police presences in the world and plentiful amount of military contractors who would be well ready and willing to defend the US. In conclusion with all of those factors it is physically impossible to invade the US and will likely end in the opposing countries downfall in the end.
    PS I did not want to include nukes because the only two countries with true nuclear power is the US and Russia but that would end in mutual destruction for both sides meaning there would be no victor.

  • Murica! Murica! Murica!

    Oh please. The only way I see this happening is if the whole world invaded the us. Even then, the us would put up one heck of a fight. Even if you “conquered” the United States, good luck controlling the patriots of america. The 2nd amendment guarantees a hellfire of skirmishes against the invader.

  • Guns, guns and more guns

    The US has enough guns to give to every man women and child in the US. 300 million proud and patriotic people facing a foreign invader. The 2nd amendment was created for this very reason. A large and trained civilian population can defeat any army in the world and then some

  • Allies and armed civilians

    Not only does the US has its coast guard ans homeland security. They also have the police in multiple districts. Though they may not have military weapons it's enough to deter a post invasion if there are a good amount of armed civilians to lend a hand. The whole US lives under the amendment to right to bare arms. The US is probably the only nation to do so. And with neighboring countries under plausible threat they may become involved. But idk.

  • Too vast , too armed.

    With 112 guns for every 100 people we are the most armed nation in the world. We are bordered to the north by one of our greatest allies Canada and bordered to the south by our much much weaker ally Mexico. Which means any country would need to come in by air or sea, already starting at a disadvantage, We have the most advanced military in the world consisting of a ridiculous amount of navy ships and jets. Not to mention our intelligence network that would allow us to see any attack months and years before it were to happen. And let's just say that someone gets lucky and manages to invade, it would be almost impossible to hold for long because of our world allies' response and the ability of our common people to rise up and defend.

  • The Second Amendment

    The second amendment guarantees that citizens have the rights to bear arms. Because of this, every U.S. citizen is a potential soldier. Even if a country could get past the Navy and attack a seaboard, or if they could get past the Air Force and invade by air, any landed soldiers would be completely obliterated by armed citizens. If you need more evidence, watch Red Dawn.

  • 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.


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