Which Country Could Fight Two Wars at Once Without an Army?

Andorra is a very small nation located high in the Pyrenees Mountains on the border between Spain and France. During World War I, Andorra was officially at war with Germany. When the peace treaty ending the war was signed, no mention was made of Andorra. At the time it hardly mattered, since Andorra had an army of fewer than a dozen men.

When World War II began in 1939, Andorra was officially still at war with Germany. So Andorra, with no real army, was engaged in fighting two wars!

A treaty with Germany was finally signed, ending the “wars” between Germany and Andorra. Today, Andorra still has no real army. Its only military expense is for blank bullets used in official ceremonies.

If Andorra isn’t a very good place to be a soldier, it’s a fine place to be a convict. Prisoners in Andorra’s jail are released every Saturday night to go to the movies, on the promise they will return after the show.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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