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    Default Britain has invaded 90% of countries in the world at one time or another...............

    According to a new book, Britain has invaded all but 22 of the world's current independent nations. The book, entitled All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To lists the inhabitants of Andorra, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Vatican City as the lucky minority who have never been compelled to dance to the strains of Rule Britannia at one time or another. In the interests of complete objectivity it should be added that the figure does include incursions by pirates and privateers operating on behalf of the British government.
    I'll watch with amusement as Britain's apologists and sympathisers on Politics.ie pile in to offer their explanations and defences for such a monumental display of aggression and greed, unprecedented in world history. Or maybe not..........................


    British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg - Telegraph

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    Brits invaded iceland?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    In modern times most of the "invading" done by Britten was in fact liberation of countries during the two world wars. Prior to that interstate warfare was the order of the day and not by any means exclusive to Britten.
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    Don't forget Rockall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Brits invaded iceland?
    IIRC during WWII to protect Icelanders from the Nazi's not to conquer. The OP seems to not differentiate between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Brits invaded iceland?
    Yes - as recently as WW2, if I'm not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    Don't forget Rockall.


    So they think...
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Party Patriot View Post
    In modern times most of the "invading" done by Britten was in fact liberation of countries during the two world wars. Prior to that interstate warfare was the order of the day and not by any means exclusive to Britten.
    Like this?

    Iceland, invaded in 1940 by the British after the neutral nation refused to enter the war on the Allies side. The invasion force, of 745 marines, met with strong protest from the Iceland government, but no resistance.

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    You really need to find something to do with your time. Your obsession and hatred for Britain can't be healthy.

    Humanity has evolved. If we look back to these times it was the currency of success to be the invader and capture new lands. Looking at it now I'm sure even the most ardent of Brits would have some remorse and embarrassment for what we inflicted.

    Perhaps we should all be sent to trial for the actions of our forefathers tens and hundreds of years ago. Perhaps you could point me in the direction of an empire who achieved empire status by singing Christmas carols to inhabitants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Boy View Post
    According to a new book, Britain has invaded all but 22 of the world's current independent nations. The book, entitled All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To lists the inhabitants of Andorra, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Vatican City as the lucky minority who have never been compelled to dance to the strains of Rule Britannia at one time or another. In the interests of complete objectivity it should be added that the figure does include incursions by pirates and privateers operating on behalf of the British government.
    I'll watch with amusement as Britain's apologists and sympathisers on Politics.ie pile in to offer their explanations and defences for such a monumental display of aggression and greed, unprecedented in world history. Or maybe not..........................


    British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg - Telegraph
    Just wondering, but I presume 95% of this was in the past ?
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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