Historian Steward Lacock meticulously checked the history of every country in the world in search of facts British aggression against them.
Britain has committed acts of military aggression against every country in the world, with the exception of 22 "lucky". British historians call ' the long and full history of the country. Each student (in the UK at least) knew that the rise of the Empire (the British) almost a quarter of the Atlas was covered in pink, showing the imperialist conquest of the British regime. But this fact greatly understates the "remarkable achievements" of this country. A new study shows that in different historical periods British made military aggression against almost 90% of countries around the world.
Study the history of almost 200 countries in the world found only 22 which are subjected to British aggression.
Among this select group of countries are as remote and hard to reach countries such as Guatemala, Tajikistan and the Marshall Islands, and somewhat more closely spaced as Luxembourg.
A study published in the new book, "All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To" — "All countries that we attacked, and a few of those, which did not reach the hands".
Only a relatively small part of the entire list Lakota was annexed to the Empire.
So, many countries that once were part of the Spanish Empire, and seemingly had little historical ties with the UK, such as Costa Rica, Ecuador and El Salvador, have entered the list due to the fact that constantly suffered from attacks and raids, death of English seamen, sanctioned by the authorities of Britain.
*Aggression against Iceland, which was occupied in 1940 after the neutral sovereign power refused to join the war. The aggressor troops of 745 Marines, met with strong protest from the Iceland government, but resistance was not organized.
* Vietnam throughout its history since the 17th century suffered from a recurring British aggression. The latest act of aggression was in the years 1945-46 were committed under the pretext of seizing control of the country against the Communists. Later this aggression was shaded by subsequent attacks at first the French and then sshantsev.
Presumably, such a list created for the first time.
Lacock, before publishing books on the history of ancient Rome, began his unusual research when his 11 year old son how many countries were attacked by the British. After nearly two years of research, says Laycock, he was shocked by the answer. "I was absolutely shocked when I calculated the result. I like to think that I have a relatively good General knowledge. But there were places that I could not suspect that there were such things. It shocked me."
The only nation that managed to come close to the British total, according to Laycock is France, which also holds a bad record for experiencing attacks by Britain. "I realize that people may argue with my conclusions, but the discussion is necessary," he added.
He believes that in reality the number could be even higher, and invites the public to inform him of the facts and evidence about other acts of aggression.
For example, in the case of Mongolia — one of 22, which "did not attack" according to his book, he suspects that British aggression was, but cannot find a direct proof.
After the Revolution in Russia came the troubled times, at this time the British and other imperialists dispatched his thugs. Laycock found evidence of the presence of the British military mission in Russia, 50 miles from the Mongolian border, but could not figure out whether they have moved on to Mongolia.
The list of countries based on their modern borders and names. Many acts of aggression of Britain happened before they occur.
The study also covers other countries of the 192 UN members and the Vatican city and Kosovo, kotoryy are not members of the United Nations, but recognised by the UK government as an independent country.
The earliest invasion of the Islands was in Gaul — now France — at the end of the second century. Clodius of Albinus led the gang with the aim of joining the mainland tribes of the Britons in an attempt to seize the Imperial throne. His forces were defeated in 197 year under Lyon.
Laycock adds: "on the one hand, for the British, it's fascinating and instructive that it is all part of our history, but it is obvious that there are parts of our history that we are less proud of. This book is not intended to be any moral judgment on our history or our Empire. It is intended for recreational reading."
Countries that have never been subjected to military aggression by Britain:
Andorra; Belarus; Bolivia; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Guatemala; Ivory Coast; Kyrgyzstan; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Mali; the Marshall Islands; Monaco; Mongolia; Paraguay; Sao Tome; Sweden; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan (Russian troops dislodged them from their base in Afghanistan on the border); the Vatican.