posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 11:50 PM
Originally posted by rival
The only way that war visits American soil is by nuclear ordinance.
We have nothing of great enough value to conquest...not enough
mineral resource, no strategic position, no conduit for troop movement,
nothing but armed citizens and open space.
We are truly an island. That is why all American wars are all fought overseas.
Yes and no I think on this. It's true there is no natural conduit for troops through the US, nor is there any greater strategic importance your
landmass as a whole has over any other part of the world (except for being a full continent across and massive land) but you do have resources, insane
amounts of resources.
Just about any mineral worth anything is found in North America, not to mention every kind of fossil fuel and your two greatest resources of all,
fresh water and farm land.
The trade off here for an invading army would be the massive resources it would take to put a large enough invasion and occupation force in place.
Your military is without equal, and fighting defensively, could take on most of the world combined in a conventional conflict. Add to that the huge
population, 300 million people, and the massive size of the nation itself.
Geographically your nation has developed through history in a very defensive pattern. The major industrial belt in the Great Lakes and breadbasket
plains are well defended by natural boundaries such as mountain ranges on either side and a sheltered gulf to the south.
Invading the US while hoping to maintain any kind of usable land after is a strategic nightmare that makes defeating Russia look easy. Because of
this nations would have to resort to non-traditional warfare to bring down the US.
A well-armed populace, total industrialization, a globalized economy and a high standard of living are all double edged swords that both empower and
weaken the US. Any one of them could be exploited to destroy your nation.