In the times of constant political turmoil in the world, let’s see what the current situation in the countries with the most militarized, heavily guarded and secure borders in the world is.
You probably already have some ideas in your mind about the most heavily militarized border in the world, since conflicted areas and foreign political issues appear on everyday news and social media. But let’s first see some interesting borders and facts. Well, among the most famous borders in the world you would probably find the US-Mexico border, which became a hot topic again lately since the issue of wall building across the border arose, but we will see more on this issue a bit later.
Then there are other borders interesting for their unusual features or locations. If we had to choose, among the top 10 borders in the world, Vatican City – Italy would probably be among the top of them. Since Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, the whole border with Italy which surrounds it is only about 2 miles long. Apart from having one of the most beautiful border entrances (a line painted on the street in front of the St. Peter’s square), it is interesting that all entrances are guarded by Swiss Guard, who are fairly recognized by their colorful uniforms.
If you are traveling around, your first choice would probably not be some of the countries with the most militarized, heavily guarded and secure borders in the world, but you might check the list of 15 Countries with the Strictest Customs, Border Control and Airport Security in the World.
Apart from borders themselves, there are certain regions in the world with constant military troop presence. One of the most militarized zones in the world today appears to be Kashmir. Even though being an autonomous state, the question of “ownership” of Jammu and Kashmir area of India has been going on since after the WW2 and it is still a burning issue between China, India, and Pakistan concerning territorial division. Since almost 30 years ago, when the question of ‘azadi,’ or independence of Kashmir arose, the area of Jammu and Kashmir has been under the continual presence of Indian military troops. Apart from being the highest militarized zone nowadays, Kashmir is also the world’s largest militarized zone with the longest pending issue going on in the world right now.
On the question of the most heavily guarded military bases, surely the US is possibly the number one country in the world. We are all familiar with the Area 51. Since it is the top-secret military base, it awakens the imagination, and many popular myths were created about it, along with movies and conspiracy theories about aliens and other mysteries.
Anyway, let’s get back to our question regarding the most militarized, heavily guarded and secure borders in the world. For our research we have used resources like Quora, Swimming to Knowledge, Foreign Policy, World Atlas, just to note some. For many of the countries on our list, we did not aim to the whole border length, but to a part of those which are adjacent to conflict areas or tense political relations. Borders nowadays are militarized and heavy guarded because of different reasons. Some of them are conflicts (usually long lasting) with neighboring countries, but also some of the most heavily guarded borders are made as such in order to fight terrorist and other rebel and separatist groups. Finally, we ranked countries according to the number of their mentions in our sources, starting with those mentioned least.
Let’s now proceed to the list of the countries with the most militarized, heavily guarded and secure borders in the world.