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Never happen, the US is one of the most defensible countries in the world. Two massive oceans and Canada to the North. I highly doubt enemy forces are going to come up through Mexico without us knowing it.
The US is too big and has too many people
Yeah Cleveland, TN too.
Horrible comparison between Rome and America.
The answer is yes we can, however it would be INCREDIBLY HARD.
We are protected by the largest navy and air superiority in the world AND THE TWO LARGEST OCEANS IN THE WORLD.
It won't happen. Unless Obama kills the military
but do they know we all have those assault rifles? They'd be crazy to invade us. Oh, and if Mexico invaded, I think our lawns would look a billion percent better anyway.
People make this comparison all the time, but it is a horrible one.
Rome was much more exposed than Amurica
Longer frontier compared to their size and they had to face multiple threats. They also had to face the Huns who were more militarily advanced than they were (Stirrups). Rome also had a lot of other issues like political instability and sectionalism that played into it.
This year alone Wisconsin registered 600,000 hunters. Michigan registered 750,000 hunters. Take into account the quarter million in Wyoming and another 250,00 0 in Ohio and what you will find is a Army larger than that of Iran or France and Germany combined. That is just 4 states. Imagine what size of Army you would have with just hunters from the whole country.
Along with that, the other day Florida alone registered the 1 millionth person for Concealed Carry and I am sure not all of those hunt.....
Behind every blade of grass is a gun :)
Yep, if we summoned the 'mothers against drunk driving' no country or joint collection of countries would dare think about crossing those menopausal nightmares.
You're not even counting the southern states.
Exactly. Which is why I personally put unless we are disarmed.
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No, to many guns
The longer the dems are in power the easier it will be.
A sudden and rapid reduction in population along with an incredible failure by CIA is the only it could happen but you would have to have a capable and motivated enemy.
The Red Dawn Scenario involves suicide agents planted in a complicit Mexico that come across the border, buy arms and explosives here and then take out strategic targets all over the country. Then, most of our satellites are taken out somehow allowing passenger airliners filled with crack Spetsnaz troops to land in Alaska. They open they North for a full Overlord type invasion starting a ground campaign into Canada and down the West Coast. Ground forces simultaneously storm into Texas, Arizona and New Mexico and continue into the Bread Basket. Cuba also invades Florida somehow. At some point, there is a nuclear exchange, billions die and everything settles down. The War the becomes an occupation and those behind the lines become insurgents. Great story but very, very unlikely to ever happen.
If any of you want to write a great novel about something like this though, I will buy it.
Good luck trying to invade North America with no aircraft carriers.
China has 1 in service. The US has 10 in service and 1 in reserve.
Without aircraft carriers, you can not occupy a country like the US
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The US has been invaded twice since the revolutionary war. Once in the war of 1812 and WW2. It could happen again bc the US is the breadbasket of the world and now has more energy than just about anywhere in the world. Also, we have the most fresh water with the great lakes. I don't think anyone could be successful doing it as people have stated above.
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Yep. They are also rolling out their first stealth fighters...hey china, Eisenhower called, he wants his toys back.(insert jerkoff motion gif here) People don't understand that if you spend more on "defense" than every other country put together we're obviously gonna be a few generations ahead of even our closest rivals.
In the near term? No this can't happen, missiles are our only real concern and even that is highly unlikely.
However long term it's very plausible, our debt isn't going away and as it grows we won't be able to afford to maintain the technological advantage we have today.
We are already hacking at the military, and will continue to do so since the population will demand military cuts to keep the entitlement gravy train chugging along. Also the Dems will probably run the country for the next few decades and since they don't give a s*** about national security and think entitlements are the most important thing, and because we are broke, look for a steady but sure decline in our military might.
This is how empires die, they rot from within and then are conquered by outsiders.
Don't fool yourself, that gap can close fast...see Germany 1930's.
Someone a lot smarter than me, and in the know, commented once that the combined military forces of every force in the world could not beat the combined American Armed forces in an all out war.
Because even if you invade from the west, or as someone pointed out via a peninsula...you cannot shut down the American capacity to wage war. We outsource many jobs now because it cheaper. But you better believe those factories would be pumping again if someone waged an all-out global war against the United States.
We also forget America's main reason for maintaining its military superiority for 70+ years. Our air superiority is unmatched. The only way you can take the United States out is if we take ourselves out.
As they say, "United We Stand...Divided We Fall."
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Rome crumbled from within and divided before being completely over run. It would take that for the US to be invaded.
But as stands, no. How are you going to hide an invasion force the size of one that would be needed to invade the US. We know when a missile silo in Siberia opens its hatch. A couple million chinamen, I know..not the preferred nomenclature, amassing themselves and their equipment would raise a few eyebrows I assure you. A few nukes would be all that was needed. And I'm almost positive we can shoot down any icbm and no sub would be allowed anywhere near our shores in such a situation.
Taking us down from within is much easier and doable and you aren't left with the devastation. Beating us economically is the way to go.
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How can one country beat us economically? We have a much stronger economy than any other country in the world and yet nearly all of them maintain their sovreignty
The only thing that holds this country together is our economy and prosperity. Welcome to multicultural America, nobody actually cares about the country just what they can get from it.
And as divided as we are, if the economy goes so does the country.
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I just don't see how economic issues can destroy a country short of some sort of a communist revolution. It seems like more of a talking point than a plausible scenario to me.
Our land, air, and water based nuclear missiles are second to none!
If someone invades the good ole' USofA, I feel sorry for their homeland!
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