Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.
Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule.
But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country.
A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe.
The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only 22 which have never experienced an invasion by the British.
Among this select group of nations are far-off destinations such as Guatemala, Tajikistan and the Marshall Islands, as well some slightly closer to home, such as Luxembourg.
he analysis is contained in a new book, All the Countries We’ve Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To.
Read the whole story at Daily Kos. British have invaded nine out of ten countries – so look out Luxembourg. NOVEMBER 9, 2012 9:16 AM
At those crucial times the EU and the US are accusing Russia of « Invasion » and calling Russia all names, a reminder like this counts a lot. Not that much as a justification of any « Invasion » of Crimea by Russia, but as another proof of deep rooted bad faith, coming from the night of historic times.
Britain – and its allies- knows well what an invasion is about. Russian presence in Crimea has saved lives and the integrity and stability of Crimea from savages degradations looming, after the coup led in Kiev. Many reportages are laughable. Fingers pointing for Invasion are missing the point : Putin didn’t wake up one morning and decided to invade Crimea. Just like that.
First, there was a coup led by Western classical invaders and meddlers in sovereign nations’ affairs – read also here – how America is falling in the lines of Great conquistadors with brutal Illimited Imperialism.
Western powers and their propaganda lying and partisan medias’ evil intentions were to use Ukraine, after Poland, as an advanced-post of observation and spying on Russia for the Next step : attacking Russia per surprise. The plot is lamentably failing with the announced partition of Ukraine.
By the way, it is not a secession. Crimea has been landed to Ukraine by Kroutchev, an Ukrainian as a gift to his birth place. In a reporting, a man of 60 and more complained about that insisting that originally, they (people of Crimea and the whole territory) are Russians. But, « we were sold to ukraine like Cattle », the man said. You could feel the bitterness in his voice and hope to come back with Russia.
Crimea is not seceding ; they are rejoining the place they should never left for political games.
Ukraine should start accepting the evidence :history justice. The sooner, the better. After all, they asked for it, fomenting a shameful coup with the help and blessings of the West. I wish them the worst nightmare with their EU/US’s flirts. We have dreamt of a new generation of politicians. We were extremely far to even starting to think that new generation would be worst and more corrupt than the previous older one.
The Devil Wears Prada always. Look at Tymoshenko and you’ll get it all.
Crimea, hold on legality !
And Odessa, Donetz… keep on asking for legality. No bowing down to illegal and illegitimate authorities and to AMERICA’S “UNLIMITED IMPERIALISM”, NOW at your doorsteps. UKRAINE.
Look at the farcical presidential election the post-coup transitional gov is preparing for you :
Read this info in le Monde (french journal)
« Nous constatons pour l’instant un manque de professionnalisme, des nominations de plus en plus surprenantes et une perte de confiance progressive au sein de la population », a déclaré samedi 8 mars le dirigeant du mouvement Praviy Sektor (« Secteur droit ») en présentant sa candidature. Pour l’instant, seuls l’ancien champion de boxe et opposant Vitali Klitschko et le gouverneur pro-russe de la région de Kharkiv, Mikhaïlo Dobkine, se sont déclarés candidats. Pourraient les rejoindre l’ancienne égérie de la « révolution orange » Ioulia Timochenko, libérée le 22 février après quatre ans de prison, et l’ancien ministre des affaires étrangères, Petro Porochenko.
Read the criticism of this gov of amateurs here. By one of them.
Brief translation :
the chief of the Ukrainian far right party, Dmitro Iaroch, who contributed to topple Viktor Ianoukovitch, will run for the Ukrainian presidential elections due for the 25 May.
« Actually, we are noticing a lack of professionalism, surprising appointments and a progressive lost of confidence among the population », the leader of the Pravici Sektor (right section) declared on saturday, the 8th, while introducting his bid.
For the time being, only the former boxing champion, the opposant Vitali Klitschko and the governor pro-russian of Kharkiv’s region, Mikhaïlo Dobkine, have declared their candidady.
Freed from jail, the 22th February, after 4 years in prison, the former face of the « Orange Revolution » Ioulia Timochenko, and former Foreign minister, Petro Porochenko are potential runners.
« IL FAUT DES ACTES, PAS SEULEMENT DES MOTS »
Dans sa déclaration de candidature, Dmitro Iaroch s’est montré très véhément à l’encontre du nouveau gouvernement d’Arseni Iatseniouk, mis en place après la chute du président Ianoukovitch. Le secrétaire adjoint du Conseil de sécurité et de défense lui a notamment reproché de n’avoir livré aucun détail sur les circonstances exactes de la mort de 95 personnes durant les émeutes du mois de février, se disant « surpris » qu’« aucun des criminels qui ont tué nos héros » n’ait été jusqu’ici condamné.
« Le gouvernement doit balayer la corruption, avant tout au sein des organismes de sécurité et de l’institution judiciaire. Il doit lancer des réformes de fond. Il faut des actes, pas seulement des mots, pour faire de l’Ukraine un pays où les gens veulent vivre et où les séparatistes n’auront plus droit de cité », a-t-il lancé.
Read the whole insider criticism of this gov of amateurs. A disaster. Russia must be here to prevent any sort of predictable derapage and contain an already messy process.