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.
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
Central African Republic
Republic of Guatemala
Sao Tome and Principe
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.