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    Map: The British Have Invaded Almost Every Country On Earth

    In the book "All The Countries We’ve Ever Invaded", British historian Stuart Laycock writes that "out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, [the British] invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. That's not far off a massive, jaw-dropping 90 per cent." But a lot of those incursions are relatively obscure. For instance, the time British troops took the Ionian islands doesn’t make it into many non-Ionian history books. Laycock’s methodology is broad — he includes British pirates, privateers, and armed explorers whose activities were blessed by the government — and his research goes all the way back to the beginning. In a review, the Telegraph notes that "the earliest invasion launched from these islands was an incursion into Gaul – now France – at the end of the second century. Clodius Albinus led an army, thought to include many Britons, across the Channel in an attempt to seize the imperial throne. The force was defeated in 197 at Lyon."


  2. #42
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    Some interesting maps in the link you provided: 23-maps-and-charts-that-will-surprise-you

    I liked this one:

    We can all fit in a New York city placed in Texas... and leave the whole planet a beach resort / nature reserve.

    Don’t let the delusion of reality confuse you regarding the reality of the illusion.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by dev View Post

    She can spin both ways...
    I have done the same thing with a moving car and looking at the wheels..I see the wheels go backwards.
    Last edited by Andro; 11-05-2016 at 05:20 PM. Reason: Reference quote inserted.

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