Are There Any Countries That Have Never Been Involved In War?


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There is probably not a single country of any substantial population and history that has never been involved in war in any shape or form. Even famously neutral Switzerland was involved in wars before the twentieth century. And while very young nations, such as those formed from the break-up of the Soviet Union, may not have been involved in wars in their new incarnations, there will be previous periods in history when they were also independent countries and did engage in war. Sparsely populated, relatively isolated and for long periods uninhabited lands are likely to have had fewest opportunities for war - such an example is Greenland, which has indeed never fought a war (though Denmark has had a military presence in the country).

There are countries, such as Australia, which have been involved in war but never on their own soil. On the flip side of that, the only war Iceland has ever fought was a civil war on its own soil. Countries adopting an officially neutral policy today include Austria, Costa Rica, Republic of Ireland, Finland, Sweden and, of course, Switzerland.
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The definition for a world war is not that ALL countries are at war or involved somehow. If that were so then we have never had a world war. A world war is loosely defined as a war involving all of the most powereful nations. As you can see it's pretty vague but it definetly does not require ALL countries to be involved. There were alot of countries that weren't involved in any of the world wars yet.

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Costa Rica has never been to war WITH A DIFFERENT COUNTRY they had a Civil War

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Belize has never had a civil war, however it has a long standing differendum with neighbouring Guatremala.  Belize has a defence force and not an army and therefore has never actively participated in any of the world wars.  Perhaps a handful of soldiers would have been designated as a Belizean coalition more of as a matter of formality as the Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II

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Matilda Kunher answered

What do you know about Iceland? Now I plan to visit this country . I have already made a cultural program for myself. Before my journey I want to find as much information about Iceland to be aware of local traditions, culture and Iceland. I'm waiting for feedback. Thanks!

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So has there never been a country that has never been to war every single counry tht has never been to war human beings are not nice people at all and did you know tht the longest war ever revorded is 335 years but they didnt actualy fight it was just a peace making
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Lee Lwe answered
All the countries have been involved in War? If not, there wouldn't have a word called the "World War". So it means all the countries were effected. I guess there is no perfect country after all. This fact is so crue right? Am I sound imao. (~.~)

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