10 Safest Countries When War Comes

By | February 25, 2023

A third world war, you shouldn’t think about it, but there is no denying that there are more and more great tensions in the world; a trade war between America and China, tensions between India and Pakistan, Brexit, the migration crisis, the climate crisis and the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, to name a few. What if a world war really breaks out, which countries are the safest to be in? You can read it in the top 10 of safest countries below. Check internetsailors for list of most developed countries in the world.

10. Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an oasis of calm in the restless Central America. Costa Rica does not even have an army, on December 1, 1948 it was decided to abolish it. The country has always remained neutral in wars and they have no real enemies. Possible problems are that it may be a perfect holiday destination, but that they have few raw materials of their own except bananas, coffee and pineapple. They also have close ties with America, and a Third World War in which America does not participate can almost be ruled out.

9. Switzerland

Switzerland has a tradition of neutrality, one of the main principles of the country’s foreign policy. Switzerland will therefore not easily become involved in armed conflicts between other states. Switzerland’s surrounding countries, including Germany, France and Italy, may well be targets if a third world war breaks out, but the mountains surrounding Switzerland’s borders provide good protection. A major problem is that Switzerland is dependent on neighboring countries for its supplies.

8. Canada

Canada is a very large country, the second largest in the world in terms of area . Geographically it has many advantages, the north is very cold and impossible. In the west you first have to pass the Rocky Mountains and in the east there is the sea. And then of course there is neighboring America, a loyal ally with the strongest army in the world. Actually, Canada only gets into trouble if they themselves get into a fight with America, or America comes under so much fire that Canada is also at risk.

7. Tuvalu

Tuvalu? You may not have heard of this island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and part of Micronesia. It is one of the smallest countries in the world , and there are hardly any places in the world that are more isolated and further from civilization. Its extreme location means the country can remain politically untethered and its small population and lack of resources means other nations will have no reason to attack Tuvalu.

6. Chile

Chile is currently one of the most prosperous and stable nations in South America. Also, the country is protected by the Andes Mountains to the west of its borders. Depending on where the war takes place, this is the number one choice for a safe country in South America.

5. Iceland

Iceland has been in first place in the list of safest countries in the world since 2008 (not necessarily in case of war). Iceland is an island far away from the rest of the world. Should it become involved in a war, the mountainous landscape offers strategic protection.

4. Greenland

Like Iceland, Greenland is remote, mountainous and politically non-aligned, so the country will be a safe haven for anyone seeking refuge from war. Of course you have to be able to withstand the icy cold of the island. The problem may be the strategic location in relation to the North Pole and the oil that can be obtained there. It was not for nothing that US President Trump wanted to buy the island from Denmark.

3. Australia


Like most countries on this list, Australia also has a huge natural advantage. Australia is surrounded by water. Australia also has no nearby foreign deep-sea ports that could host an amphibious assault. An attack would mean huge supply chains that are difficult to maintain and defend. In addition, Australia is very large, with large areas of very inaccessible land. If an attack were to take place in Darwin, located in the north, the next major city, Brisbane, is located 3,424 kilometers away!

2. Bhutan


Bhutan is surrounded by the Himalayas, in fact, it is one of the highest countries in the world , making it one of the most protected countries in the world. The religious population believes in a peaceful resolution of conflicts. Bhutan is part of the United Nations, but has no further ties with America, so it will not easily be dragged into a conflict.

1. New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is remote, but developed, and not involved in any of the world’s armed conflicts. The mountainous terrain will also help protect the country in the event of a possible war. New Zealand also has enough food, clean water and fertile soil to support itself in the short term. Its peaceful foreign policy also earns the country a second spot on the 2018 Global Peace Index, the list of the safest countries in the world .