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Can anybody tell me where exactly all the American, Russian, Chinese, and etc. are? A few billion muggles, there has to be a multitude of wizards. I am sure that the Wizarding Wars would be a ton easier with a million or so extra wizards wouldn't they?Antonin Dolohov 03:45, 15 December 2008 (UTC)Antonin Dolohov

Well first, it isnt their country so they probably wouldnt want to get involved IF they even knew about...

"Voldemorts Coup...has been virtually silent"

-Remus Lupin to Harry

Other countries didn't know about it... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by LordAidan (talkcontribs) 04:24, 10 July 2009.

Foreign Wizards and Witches are discussed in the 4th book when they all go to the Quidditch world cup. There are American witches from Salem as far as I remember. Lysander Scamander 20:48, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

I find it hard to believe that the international wizarding community didn't know what was going on in Britain under Voldemort's regime. It's not like nations in the wizarding world are completely isolationist: there is cultural exchange, in the form of the Quidditch World Cup and Triwizard Tournament, and political cooperation, in the form of the International Confederation of Wizards. As for why other nations did not intervene in the Second Wizarding War, it's possible that non-intervenionism is a universally-accepted foreign policy in the wizarding world, or that Voldemort and his allies were able to prevent foreign witches and wizards from entering the country. Starstuff (Owl me!) 21:08, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
I would have thought more that foreign countries did not want to fight Voldemort and then find that he is too powerful. Like if Voldemort were to attack them as well for more power, you know? ShirleyALuna Lovegood(The Quibbler) 08:17, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
And there is the chance that if other countries were involved, the death eaters may have gained support, most likely the ministry did not want to admit how much trouble they were in:: Mando Warrior 19:11, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
It's just like in real life, where it took the rest of the world a while to realise that Hitler was building and army, and the Nazis were persecuting Jews. Also, why would you go overseas to Europe or Britain to fight an army that you're not even sure is real? It's not like America or other countries would've known about the few battles that happened, nor would they have had time to get over there in time to fight either. Another point is that the books focus on Harry, why would he be thinking about people in other countries? J.K. Rowling does mention wizard in countries like America and Australia though. --Margiechocoholic Medieval Broomstick Owl me! 06:35, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Maybe they had their own wars to worry about during the time?
Who knows how many other "Voldemort"-like people could be terrorizing other major countries? Or what if two whole wizarding countries were at war? Or goblin wars? Though it seems unlikely that the Harry Potter trio would have been completely oblivious to all the other going-ons around the planet, it would still be cool if J.K. Rowling could give us some information on what was happening outside of Britain. Dom829 01:30, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
It is possible now that JK Rowling might write new books delving into other countries, which would be nice. I saw that the name of the American School was Salem Witches Academy. Maybe she or someone else who is a reall good writer start making stories that are in the time of Harry Potter, but focus on the American school as well as include stuff from the countries that werent mentioned. Drago9389 2:32 AM, August 11, 2009
Karkarof was a Death Eater. He wasn't British, so other nations must have known about Voldemort. I think they were having their own struggles (my opinion), but the story focused on Britain where the main fight was taking place. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mandy ca (talkcontribs) 11:06, 24 August 2009 (UTC).