Top 10 Times the United States Was Almost Invaded
Thu Dec 6, 2018 6:36pm

Believe it or not, USA was almost successfully invaded, sort of. It WAS invaded by the British in 1814, but UK could not hold on to its short-term gains. It WAS invaded by the Confederate States of America by several small battles plus the colossal and disastrous Battle of Gettysburg. There were others that were not so successful. A few island possessions were occupied by Japan during WW2, but Japan was driven out. Also, there was a British plan to join an alliance with the Confederate States of America that was quashed by Prince Albert, just about the last time the Royal Family had real influence on foreign policy.

I recall Yamamoto's supposed (but unlikely) quip: "It is impossible to invade the United States. There would be a gun behind every blade of grass. Yamamoto understood the USA better than most of the Japanese high command since he graduated from Harvard. He knew the American penchant for guns.


See also: Top 10 COUNTRIES That Would be IMPOSSIBLE to INVADE


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