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Britain has invaded 90% of the world’s countries!


People always knew that Britain had invaded a ton of countries in their history. It wasn’t until historian Stuart Laycock sat down and counted them, however, that the world realized that in a survey of 200 countries, Britain has invaded all but 22 of them in some way shape or form.

Now, the author took a broad definition of the word invasion. To count as an invasion, the British only needed to achieve "some sort of military presence in the territory -- however transitory -- either through force, the threat of force, negotiation or payment.” If you take that same definition and apply it to the United States, you’d conclude that the US has invaded 80% of countries.

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