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Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph)

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The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)



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  • James Stephenson

    *warm fuzzies*

    I guess it depends on your definition of “invasion” though, you couldn’t exactly say that British Troops “invaded” Portugal to kick Bonapart out

  • SteveWrathall

    When did Britain “invade” Argentina? As opposed to the Falklands, which are not part of it?

    • Thersites

      The British invaded and occupied Buenos Aires and also Montevideo in 1806 and again in 1807 during the Napoleonic War. At that time they were part of the Spanish Empire, and Spain was an ally of France.

  • unitedtribes

    I doubt that of NZ as well. If we had known it was an invasion things may well have turned out very different

    • Justsayn

      Yes. Forget the treaty settlements.

  • unitedtribes

    And if they ever did invade Australia it was only to deal to their own Poms. They took out most the abo’s as well but that was just a bit of sport

  • Nechtan

    Perhaps the majority of the South American and Caribbean countries get included by the raiding of the privateers, Drake, Morgan and the like? Greenland has me stumped (with out Googling it)

  • philbest
  • philbest

    Go, the Poms…..!

    Recommended read: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire”

  • James

    Anyone else hoping that someone in the MOD decides that they should land some SAS members in the remaining 22; fire off a couple of rounds and make it a full house?

  • Harvey Wilson

    Bloody Poms