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  • The English and later the British have been responsible for invading and conquering Mawr countries and people than any other nation in human history.

  • And honestly, it's startling just how many places they've been thio in this video.

  • I'm going to do my best at attempting to visualize all of Britain's invasions and conquests for you, continent by continent in his brief a time as possible.

  • So let's begin with the closest continent to Britain, Europe.

  • Ireland was the first target of British conquest and was invaded as early as 11 69 within 400 years of gradual conquests, the entire island was ruled by the British and remained that way until most of it was granted independence in 1921.

  • Historically, France has probably been invaded by the English more times than any other country in the world.

  • Just take a look at this huge list of invasions.

  • There's not even enough time to talk about a third of these.

  • And for a time all of this territory inside of modern France was directly controlled by the English, with Calais being the final piece that fell in 15 57.

  • Well, except for that time when the British took over Corsica for a couple years, the British continued to invade Spain by the million's every winter.

  • But in the past, they've come with a lot less friendly intentions.

  • English and later, British soldiers invaded under the Black Prince in 13 67 and continued on through the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th raid on Cadiz.

  • And that time, when the British took over Travolta and Menorca, they gave an orca back but decided on keeping Gibraltar forever.

  • In recent history, the British have invaded Belgium in order to support the Belgians.

  • But that wasn't always the case.

  • They conducted two pretty large scale invasions of modern day Belgium in 16 54 and again in 17 01 and Flanders itself was ruled by the English For a few years in the 14th century, the Netherlands was one of England's historical arch rivals, and so there's been plenty of invasions going in this direction across the 17th and 18th centuries.

  • In 1940 the British technically invaded and took over Iceland peacefully for a year in order to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Germans.

  • But this was heavily pro tested by the Icelandic government at the time, So in my books, it still counts is an invasion.

  • Italy, of course, was invaded by the British army here in the Second World War as well in 1943.

  • But there were plenty of invasions before then, dating back to Richard the Lionheart invasion in 11 90 Germany to was obviously invaded by the British army in 1945 and northwestern Germany was occupied by the British for three years until 1948.

  • But a lot of German territory was ruled by Britain long before then.

  • The islands of illegal land, where British for most of the 19th century and the Kingdom of Hanover was effectively ruled under a personal union for over a century between 17 14 and 18 37.

  • Austria was also invaded in 1945 and the southwest of the country was occupied for a decade.

  • Norway was invaded in 18 10 and 18 12 during the Napoleonic Wars when I was a part of Denmark, Norway because Denmark was aligned to France.

  • So obviously Denmark was invaded during that time as well.

  • Finland, Estonia, Latvia were all briefly invaded by small units near the Crimean War against Russia because they were all part of the Russian empire at the time.

  • And, of course, Russia itself was invaded than two as well as in 1918 when the British took over a large chunk of northern Russia for a time in their fight against the Bolsheviks.

  • The territory of modern Ukraine was invaded by British army units during the Crimean War.

  • The British took over the Croatian island of this between 18 07 and 18 14.

  • During their fight against Napoleon, the British army had boots and guns on the ground in Bosnia recently between 1992 and 95 fighting against the Bosnian Serbs and around the same time, the R.

  • A F also carried out bombing strikes against Serbian Serb targets in Serbia in 1999.

  • Montenegro was briefly blockaded and invaded in 1913 during the first Balkan war.

  • The British owned the westernmost Ionian islands of Greece between 18 15 and 18 63 before they gave them back, while Bulgaria was invaded and almost entirely occupied by the British army between 1918 and 1919.

  • At the end of World War One, Cyprus was a British protectorate between 18 78 and 1914 when they decided to just outright an exit to piss off the Turks, and it remained annexed until 1960.

  • Except for two small chunks that are still British today.

  • Turkey itself was massively invaded by the British during World War One, and part of it was occupied between 1919 and 1923 that wraps up Europe.

  • So let's move on to Asia next modern day.

  • Israel and Palestine as well as Jordan, where British controlled from the end of World War 1 to 1948 and 1946 respectively.

  • Lebanon and Syria were both occupied from the Vichy French government briefly during World War Two.

  • Iraq was ruled between 1919 and 1932 and invaded again during the Second World War and again in 1991 and again in 2003.

  • Kuwait was a colony for over 60 years until 1966.

  • Georgia and Azerbaijan were both invaded and occupied right at the end of World War one.

  • For a year, Iran has been invaded at least three times, with the most notable example being the joint Anglo Soviet invasion of 1941.

  • Turkmenistan was invaded in 1918 to prevent Bolshevik influence from spreading any further.

  • Afghanistan is a favorite British invasion spots since it's been invaded in 18 39 18 78 1919 and again in 2001.

  • Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman were all controlled by the British until the early 19 seventies, while a chunk of Yemen was controlled for over a century between 18 39 and 1967.

  • India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were all of course invaded many times and outright ruled by the British empire and parts for nearly two centuries between 17 57 and 1947 Nepal was invaded in 18 14 but never successfully conquered.

  • Bhutan was invaded in 17 72 and again in 18 64 and was Sword of Concord as a protectorate between 1910 and 1948.

  • Burma slash Myanmar was invaded in 18 26 and was definitely successfully conquered and ruled through 1947.

  • Thailand was briefly invaded in 1945 since they were allied to Japan in World War Two and so was Vietnam in the same year.

  • But that was to support the French government against the growing independence movement Malaysia and Singapore, where each conquered and ruled up until the 19 fifties and 19 sixties.

  • Brunei was conquered and ruled up until the 19 eighties, whereas the Philippines were briefly invaded.

  • During the seven years war, China got invaded a lot and Hong Kong was a colony until his recently is 1997 and while not outright invaded.

  • Part of Japan was occupied following World War Two between 1946 and 1952.

  • And finally Indonesia was invaded a bunch during the Napoleonic War since it was a Dutch colony aligned to France at the time.

  • Next up, Oceania, Australia and New Zealand, of course, were invaded by the British and establishes colonies that each gained independence in 1931.

  • Papua New Guinea was also a British colony for a time, as were the island countries of Fiji, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

  • Let's move back over to Africa next, which the British have violently visited a lot in terms of just places the British outright colonized after invasions.

  • There's the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, south Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

  • Along with parts of modern day Somalia and Guinea.

  • Senegal was briefly invaded and had some of their coastline taken over in the 17 hundreds, while during the Second World War, the British invaded the French colonies of Djibouti, Madagascar and co morose after they aligned themselves with the Nazi Vichy regime and the Italian colonies of Libya, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

  • Although they had also invaded Ethiopia much earlier in 18 68 and his German colonies right before World War One, the British also invaded Togo and Cameroon without annexing them afterwards for the final area of the world left to discuss, let's move over to the Americas.

  • All of Canada was a British colony until 1931 while Newfoundland remained until 1949.

  • The United States, of course, was a colony until 17 76 and was invaded again in 18 12.

  • And the modern states of Oregon and Washington were claimed right up until 18 46 as faras other outright British colonies here go.

  • There was the Bahamas, Jamaica, Belize, Grenada, ST Vincent and the Grenadines.

  • Barbados, ST Lucia, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, ST Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.

  • Besides colonies, Cuba was invaded and occupied during the seven years War in 17 60 to Haiti was invaded in 17 93 during the French revolutionary wars.

  • The Dominican Republic was invaded way back in 16 55 in an attempt at conquest under Oliver Cromwell.

  • Parts of the east coast of Honduras and Nicaragua were conquered and ruled for nearly two centuries until 18 19.

  • They sent the Navy to invade Mexico in 18 61 to force him to replace Um, debts.

  • And during the splendidly named War of Jenkins here, a K A.

  • The more lame sounding war of the Austrian succession.

  • The British invaded Ah lot of Spain's colonies, including Panama, a huge one into Columbia and ultimately Peru.

  • In 17 96 the British took over serenade because it was a Dutch colony, and they were allied with a revolutionary French and later Napoleon.

  • They also invaded Martinique and Guadeloupe because they actually were French.

  • During the Napoleonic Wars, Venezuela was invaded in 1902 as part of the so called Venezuela crisis to force the country to replace um, debts They had defaulted on kind of like Mexico, while Argentina and Uruguay were both invaded during the Napoleonic Wars as well in 18 06 when Spain and her colonies were still allied with Napoleon.

  • And that's pretty much sums up all of the territory the British have ever ruled and all of the countries the small island has ever invaded.

  • There are a total of 65 countries today who celebrate their independence days from the British Empire.

  • The empire used to rule over a quarter of all the world's land at the same time and was the biggest empire in human history.

  • And in total today there have been 117 modern countries that have been aggressively invaded by the British armed forces during some point in their histories, representing a total of 60% of all the world's nations, which is almost the same number of countries that you can watch.

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Every Country England Has Invaded: Visualized

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