Which is the safest country if World War III happens?
Jack Morrissett, Person trying to educate persons about Historic persons
You must be thinking “Why Switzerland, they haven’t been in 2 world wars, doesn’t that mean it is imminent?”
While yes, they have never been in a world war, they are the most defended country on the planet.
Called The National Redoubt, it goes as the following:
Enemy looks at a map …
Looks at Switzerland …
Decides it is just not worth it because:
Switzerland can blow up mountain roads and bridges - Want to cross a bridge? Nope. They blew it up because almost all bridges and mountain roads can be blown up
Want to not have to fight them? Too bad, as Military Service is a Requirement by the Swiss Government, Having up to 200,000 trained men in hours
Want to fight head on? Too bad, as the Army has been trained to withstand life in the Mountains and have practiced Guerrilla Warfare. And the Army has disguised many weapons, like anti-air guns as Barns and other structures
Want to just Nuke or bomb them into Oblivion? Too bad, as they have enough Fall-out shelters for the entire population of their country and then some!
Now tell me you think anyone in Europe would want to declare war on them?
Sanchit Sharma, studies Law & Bachelors of Business Administration at
It is likely the safest country you could possibly be during the event of a Nuclear War or World War 3
Here are 6 reasons for the same:
1.) The Geographical distinction
ŸIn the South end of Switzerland you have the Swiss Alps
ŸNorth is covered by the Jura Mountains
It is next to impossible to track these mountain ranges without suffering heavy casualties because of the jaw dropping -20 °C temperature and difficult terrain. Plus, it is also a strenuous job to mobilise so much military ordinance from hills to the plains.
2.) Switzerland has the ability to mobilize 200,00 soldiers and military ordinance in a short notice of 72 hours
In an event of war, Swiss military can mobilize their almost entire military and the equipment to retreat back to the alpine region. In that region, Swiss military has built over 26,000 fortified bunkers and positions which yield a tactical advantage to them.
3.) In addition to that, every road, tunnel, bridge, and railroad in the country has been designed in a way that they can be remotely blown up to deny possible invaders from ever using them
If the hostile power ever crosses the alpine region and venture for the plains, Swiss army can blow the tunnels, bridges and other connecting points in order to stop them to from taking over.
4.) It is the only country in the world to have enough fallout shelters to house their entire population along the other half of the world
5.) All houses in the country are mandated by law to have a nuclear shelter
All the houses which were made after 1978 are mandated by law to have a nuclear shelter which can support the complete family in case of a nuclear explosion of over 12 megatons from over 700 meters.
6.) There are 8.6 million fallout shelters in Switzerland
This basically means that even in the event of a large refugee influx the country would still have enough shelters to fit everybody inside of them
Heads of states will end up looking at their generals and think to themselves, “No thanks, we’ll take over something a little easier instead”
It has been said before, that in the event of a global nuclear war the only survivors would be the heads of states of a few countries, cockroaches, and over 8.4 million Swiss citizens.
It is an impregnable castle in the center of Europe
You learned something new today. Now start packing for Switzerland
Hugo Ebenfeldt, Lived to the fullest since the 90's
WWIII would almost certainly involve nuclear weapons, and Germany, France and Italy would be the first European countries (along with the UK) to be hit. So no European country is up for consideration! Also, Africa would succumb into chaos, as would central, and southern America too. No places from there then!
No, for WW3 you are looking for remoteness. So here are my suggestion:
Great location. No sensible leader would ever nuke Antarctica. On the other hand you have Trump in the US, Putin in Russia and K-, so maybe there is a possibility…
Remote and has good farming opportunities.
Will probably not be involved in the war, and certainly not a priority for any military power.
Beautiful & safe. All you need.
Good infrastructure. Most developed country that will survive WW3, according to my highly non-scientific guesswork.
No one would ever dare to nuke Usain Bolt. That man would run you down real quick.
Where? What the hell is that? We ain’t got time for that!
A small island no one in a position of power has ever heard of. There is a small chance one of the parties engaged in WW3 would want Socotra so they can get units closer to the Gulf of Aden, but I find that unlikely.
If you’ve never heard of the place, it won’t get nuked. Edit: Scratch São Miguel! It has come to my attention that the US has a base on the Azores!
Richard Ruby, studied at Western High School Las Vegas Nv
NEW ZEALAND. New Zealand is politically isolated or neutral as far as terrorism and conflicts with other countries. New Zealand has plenty of homes in plenty of pleasant regions, not poor, modernized, beautiful, quiet, low crime, peaceful, English is the most common language in the population (80%), geographically isolated and would not economically cease due to if a third world war were to occur. New Zealand is off range of any potential bomb explosions in any nearby country potentially targeted. A world away from any potential World War III and just as easy to live in as in any country during no world war and a country with an economy good enough to live comfortably and well in. When it comes to peace, safety and a world away from World War III in case during a world war, I would call New Zealand the Garden of Eden. Last note: DO NOT… live near the coast. In case of a tsunami caused by bombs that miss their mark and detonate at sea. Final last note: There NEVER will be an apocalypse through weather that could cover the entire globe. Trust me, it’s impossible. Fear not. Final closing: If the potential of a third world war with the potential of 1 year or less remaining is a serious concern, BEGIN TO prepare yourself, because once IF a third world war becomes official, ALL airports will IMMEDIATELY shut down and all hopes for a flight to New Zealand, IMMEDIATELY plummet to the ground.
Jackson Dawson, Freelance graphics designer, firefighter at CFA
The Swiss are pretty much untouchable at this point so I’d say they get first place and people have already explained why.
2nd place goes to Australia. We have a relatively small population compared and it is somewhat spread across the oversized country so nuking it would be a large waste of warheads. While we do not yet have anti-ICBM defence systems, we can retreat inland. Most of our country’s edges are cliffs meaning you would need to send paratroopers and I doubt many would survive inland for very long, our beaches are short and that would make a beach landing very horrific for those coming ashore. Our Military(Especially the Army) is one of the worlds most well trained and people from inland are quite tough by default. And lastly, just about everything here will kill you so good luck. “she’ll be right, mate.”
3rd place goes to Russia. Freezing, harsh and unforgiving. Russia’s region has held their ground for just about as long as Afghanistan has throughout history. One of the worlds finest Militaries, huge mass of land and if Germany couldn’t then I reckon the only country that could successfully eliminate or conquer The Motherland is Russia itself.
4th is America. As Isoroku Yamamoto is rumoured to of said “There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass…” America has a HUGE population so ICBM’s would be devastating. (If Yellowstone doesn’t beat North Korea to it). Invading America would be a big mistake. Although at first it might be a success, it would not last long. Through history the American people have overcome some of the hardest occupations and risen from their own ashes despite incredible opposition. Although the U.S of A might be caught in the very middle of WWIII, they would surely find a way. Kaiser Wilhelm once claimed America is full of rats that care for nothing else but themselves…Am I correct in saying that rats always find a way of a sinking ship?
William Bono, Paid attention in school
There are a lot of unknowns in this question. The obvious ones are things like "how is the war fought?" and "where would it be fought?"
A little less obvious is "why would it be fought?" and "who's fighting?" which would clarify some things.
One very basic (but even less obvious) question is how we're defining a world war in the first place. Offhand, going by conditions of the recognized "official" beginnings of WWI and WWII, it involves multiple countries devoting significant portions of their military and civilian resources to an armed conflict, and the conflict is not confined to a single country or region.
If we're trying to come up with a forward-looking prediction, then using that definition means we're not thinking of World War 3.
At a minimum, we're making predictions for World War 6.
Under that definition, one list of world wars might be, in order:
1.The Napoleonic wars of the early- to mid-1800's
2.The Great War of 1914-1918
3.The Axis vs Allies war of 1939-1945
4.The Cold War between NATO and Warsaw Pact countries
5.The Global War On Terror starting in 2001
So, to answer the question as written, the safest place to be in WW3 was probably "not Russia".
As for a future conflict, there are still a lot of unknowns, and determining where the safest place to ride it out might be depends entirely on answering those questions.