Map of the day: Every country invaded by France

Map created by reddit user carolusmegamagnus

The map above shows just about every country that has been invaded by France one way or another.

The various ways include:

  • Invaded
  • Colonised
  • Former part of an invaded country
  • Fought against but did not invade
  • Fought on the territory but not against the country
  • Airstrikes without land troops
  • Temporary Settlement/occupation

As with any map of this type the terms and timelines are highly subjective. And misses several countries, for example:

  • Ground troops in Libya during WW2 (see Battle of Bir Hakeim)
  • Argentina (see French blockade of the Río de la Plata)
  • Most of South America still technically belonged to Spain during the Napoleonic Wars
  • Mauritius (See Mauritius campaign of 1809–11)
  • Malta (see French occupation of Malta)

For a full list you can see the original discussion on Reddit. […]

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