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


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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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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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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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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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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 ?
 

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So they think...
We really should put a few senior bankers out there and then claim it is inhabited. It could be a good compromise for them paying back the country with the rights to that oil and gas.

Also Britten is not the only claimant to Rockall as the usual brigade would have you believe, interesting to never hear them shouting from the rooftops about the Danish, Icelandic or Faroese claims.
 
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IIRC during WWII to protect Icelanders from the Nazi's not to conquer. The OP seems to not difference between the two.
The OP makes no comment on that. However invasion is invasion. It was for strategic reasons of course, the same "strategic" reasons that led the yanks to seriously consider invading Ireland during the same war and eventually didn't, not out of any moral reservations it might be added. Would the yanks have been justified in invading us?
 

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Just wondering, but I presume 95% of this was in the past ?
And the deliciously ironic thing that escapes the OP is that much of it was done under with the name of the Kingdom of Ireland incorporated into the invading force, which at one stage had an army made up of over 33% Irish.
 
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Just wondering, but I presume 95% of this was in the past ?
Yeah...........
"At one time or another" does imply as much..............even an ape might be able to grasp that much.................
 
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And the deliciously ironic thing that escapes the OP is that much of it was done under with the name of the Kingdom of Ireland incorporated into the invading force, which at one stage had an army made up of over 33% Irish.
No irony at all. The Kingdom of Ireland was hardly a willing partner in crime. If we share the blame, do the Indians share some as well?
It seems that yanks do indeed have a problem understanding irony.......................
 

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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..........................:)
Huh? And when (or how) did the British invade Kyrgzstan? And when the word 'countries' is used, is it not using the term to describe what in historical context were many Spanish and French Imperial posessions? Is that mistake the mistake of a moron attempting revisionism, or one aimed at morons who can't recognise it?
 
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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?
I don't share your bigotry and hatred in the slightest. It is rich coming from someone who describes his location as "loyalist" Antrim. Loyalists are merely one of the more recent manifestations of the British fixation with murderous conquest.
 

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Also Britten is not the only claimant to Rockall as the usual brigade would have you believe, interesting to never hear them shouting from the rooftops about the Danish, Icelandic or Faroese claims.
Why have we not seen these alleged patriots plant an Irish flag on the the feckall that is Rockall? British volunteers went and did exactly that. Too much effort or not enough cash to be made out of it for our 'hard core' to be interested? Serously I do hate the bleed and bleed brigade, but even I would have a shred of respect for them if they actually had the balls they accuse others of not having.
 
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Huh? And when (or how) did the British invade Kyrgzstan? And when the word 'countries' is used, is it not using the term to describe what in historical context were many Spanish and French Imperial posessions? Is that mistake the mistake of a moron attempting revisionism, or one aimed at morons who can't recognise it?
Read the OP.............
Do you understand the meaning of the phrase "world's current independent nations" which qualifies and explains the heading? Or are you just a lazy, pedantic moron who cannot be bothered to think?
 
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