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Only 22 countries in the world are not invaded by the British!

by Aadarsh Jain

Only 22 countries in the world are not invaded by the British!

May 30, 2021

The British have invaded and established a military presence in 171 of the United Nations' almost 200 existing member nations, at some point in history.

When his kid questioned how many nations Britain has invaded, British historian Stuart Laycock learnt this. He looked into the histories of over 200 countries and discovered that the British had not invaded just 22 of them. In his 2012 book, All the Countries We’ve Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Around To, he discusses each one.

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The British have invaded and established a military presence in 171 of the United Nations' almost 200 existing member nations

The Invasions

He lists the nations according to their present geographic borders and names, though several invasions took place while one or both of those factors were changed. Some of these occurred even before the British state was formed. The term “invasion” is sometimes interpreted widely, and covers attacks or incursions into a region by British pirates, privateers, or armed explorers acting with the Crown’s permission. However, if you ignore his methods, Britain enjoys an astonishing 88 percent world dominance rate.

Countries That British Didn't Invade

Andorra
Belarus
Bolivia
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Republic of Guatemala
Ivory Coast
Kyrgyzstan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Mali
Marshall Islands
Monaco
Mongolia
Paraguay
Sao Tome and Principe
Sweden
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Vatican City

According to Laycock’s book, All the Countries We’ve Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Around To, the British have invaded the vast majority of the world’s sovereign nations at some point in their history – but not Luxembourg.

Some countries, like as France (once or twice), were directly invaded, while others were colonised by Britain. During battles with colonial countries, such as Costa Rica and Cuba, a third group experienced incursions by British seamen.

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