Britain Has Invaded 90% Of The World

countries not invaded

Graphic via The Telegraph


According to a recent book, there are only 22 countries that Britain hasn’t invaded, our of the 196 or so in the world. So they’ve invaded the vast majority. The author defines invasion as military presence, including state sanctioned piracy. It’s an impressive/depressive record, depending on how you look at it.

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2012-11-13 20:57:31

Er Indi, you have linked to the Telegraph, not the Guardian.

The Guardian is slightly more critical of the book:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/06/british-invaded-90-per-cent-world

As far as I know Ethiopia was never invaded by anyone except the Italians for a few years, so I wonder what sort of marginal presence the British may have had. The definition of invasion is a bit too wide and, as the Guardian points out, pre-date the nation-state of Britian.

 
Rakees
2012-11-14 09:46:23

But the days are numbered for the UK, once an empire, to be ruled by the Muslims. It’s the Pakistanis and Nigerians and so on who unofficialy rule the country at present. The former empire, one of the biggest in the known history, will be overtaken by another once great empire builders- Muslims!

 
2012-11-14 10:10:07

whoa, sorry, I can’t seem to tell them apart

 
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