Most nations would want to do anything to protect themselves from a surprise foreign invasion. Countries would prepare enough just so they won’t be caught off guard. Fortunately for this modern world, foreign invasion is a rare thing. That’s not to say that armed conflicts will not ensue, as evidenced by the ongoing situation in the Middle East.
For some nations, though, strategies are already in place just in case an invasion would happen. These 10 nations are ranked by TopTenz not just because of the country’s active military units but also because of the area’s overall defense level.
Australia has 60,000 active personnel and 44,000 reserve units; 59 tanks, 75 artillery, 78 air fighters and 188 helicopters. They have a naval strength of 47 with their 6 submarines and 2 aircraft carriers.
The island nation is mostly made of scorching desert, which offers several hiding spots for the military should there be an attack. But Australia’s strategic location makes it less likely vulnerable to an invasion.
The Swiss government has 100,000 active personnel and 77,000 reserves. There are 224 tanks and 224 artillery, as well as 63 air fighters and 43 helicopters.
Switzerland is famous as a neutral nation but that doesn’t mean they don’t have defensive strongholds. Because of its mountainous regions, the government created a defensive plan called the Swiss National Redoubt in the 1880s. Fortresses and strongholds line the different mountain passes and they help defend the country from invading factions throughout the 20th century.
Not only that, the millions of citizens in the country also receive military training and can possess a weapon after its completion. These people will always be ready to fight for their country.
#8. Tuvalu, New Zealand, Iceland and Bhutan
These four countries placed eighth not because they have heavy defenses or military units but because they are isolated and are not considered highly valuable to a potential invader in terms of their economic strength.
Loyal Dog Sheds Tears Right Before Dying After Being Poisoned by Thieves
A loyal dog in Indonesia successfully protected his owner’s home from thieves, but he ended up getting poisoned.
Dogs have been called "man's best friends." They've certainly been loyal to humans. They are affectionate companions and brave guards. Dogs often put themselves at risk in order to protect their owners from danger. That's what a dog in Indonesia did. However, he was poisoned.
Indonesian Achy Wijaya — who lives in the Merauke regency of Indonesia's Papua province — shared the tragic story of his loyal dog.
It happened in the furthest east island of Indonesia.
Apparently, Japanese Nightingale Floors are Ninja-Proof!
These ingenious floors alert guards when an intruder enters the premises!
What's a surefire way to keep thieves from even entering your home? Back in the Edo period in Japan, there obviously weren't electronic alarm systems to keep intruders out.
While they had guards, these guards were no match for sneaky ninjas who could sneak in without being detected. So instead, they created the uguisubari or nightingale floors.
They look like regular floors, but the secret lies beneath the planks.
30 Hilarious Comics That Accurately Depict What Its Like Growing Up In An Indian Family
This “slice-of-life comedy” comic shows us exactly how its like to grow up in India.
What instantly pops up in your mind when you hear ‘India’? If you’re like most people, you’d probably answer Bollywood, Taj Majal, or the grand weddings the country is famous for.
Well very soon, that list may probably include Brown Paperbag – a fairly new webcomic series created by a Mumbai-based Digital Media Arts student named Sailesh Gopalan. The strips are focused around what it’s like to grow up in India and it already has a huge following since the artist began working on it back in June 2016.