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#1 ckn

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

Can you name them before you read the article?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

Simply not good enough,I demand we invade them now!

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#3 Wolford6

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

I note that one of them is Luxemburg, nowadays the headquarters of the EEC. All the other countries in Western Europe are using it as a front to get some revenge.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Simply not good enough,I demand we invade them now!


Even given the currect fighting strength of the British Army, there's a few on that list we could knock over by the weekend.

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#5 Northern Sol

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:06 PM


Only 22 countries in the world not invaded by the British (yet).


#6 Marauder

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Can you name them before you read the article?

Telegraph linky

Portugal & Chile.

Can you name them before you read the article?

Telegraph linky

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#7 ckn

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

Have you been looking for somewhere to deploy "ubique"

Everywhere ;)

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#8 Marauder

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

Everywhere ;)

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#9 D9000

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

I find it a bit difficult to believe that none of Marlborough's lads never strayed into (what is now) Luxembourg, give that they were all over that general area for years. Conversely, some of those 'invasions' are a bit tenuous, if you ask me. Japan and Poland, for a start.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

Nelson was invited into Malta to clear out Napoleons pillaging mob.
Is that still an invasion?

Who was invaded in the British Antarctic Territories?

When did anyone invade Iceland?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Some might say that most seem to be currently getting their own back.

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#12 Bleep1673

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

I think if we did invade Andorra, Monaco, Luxembourg or Leichtenstein, or most of the others we would be looked on as some sort of Imperialist Bully.... OH!

As for the Vatican,should have been invaded during the reign of Henry VIII, or after 1605.

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#13 Saintslass

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

All the rest have nothing we wanted (apart from dysentry)

Why did we want dysentry? :huh:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

Nelson was invited into Malta to clear out Napoleons pillaging mob.
Is that still an invasion?

Who was invaded in the British Antarctic Territories?

When did anyone invade Iceland?


I know Iceland. It was in 1940, when after the German occupation of Denmark, we occupied it (completely violating Iceland's declared neutrality) to stop the Germans getting there first. US troops took over in 1941. I think it's fair to say the Icelanders were a bit miffed, and have not generally been very keen on us ever since.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

I got Paraguay and the Vatican.
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#16 Saintslass

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

I know Iceland. It was in 1940, when after the German occupation of Denmark, we occupied it (completely violating Iceland's declared neutrality) to stop the Germans getting there first. US troops took over in 1941. I think it's fair to say the Icelanders were a bit miffed, and have not generally been very keen on us ever since.

I bet though that when they reflected upon what happened to various groups of people under the Nazis they may have considered their momentary role as our subjects as being a lucky escape.

#17 Northern Sol

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

Even odder is Norway, we (apparently) invaded it in an attempt to get rid of the Germans in WW2, I can see how that qualifies as a hostile act.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

I got the Central African Republic
Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#19 Wolford6

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

Even odder is Norway, we (apparently) invaded it in an attempt to get rid of the Germans in WW2, I can see how that qualifies as a hostile act.


They invaded GB first. That's possibly why I'm Welsh.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

I know Iceland. It was in 1940, when after the German occupation of Denmark, we occupied it (completely violating Iceland's declared neutrality) to stop the Germans getting there first. US troops took over in 1941. I think it's fair to say the Icelanders were a bit miffed, and have not generally been very keen on us ever since.

I would imagine the purpose was to secure the Icelandic harbours for the Arctic convoys. My grandad was the skipper of HMS Sulla which was lost after leaving Reykjavik with Convoy PQ-13

Not sure about them not being keen on us ever since. When I was growing up they saved dozens of our trawlermen, often risking their own lives to do so. The Icelandic people still have enormous respect in this part of the world. They even paid for a street in Hull, Icelandic Close, to be built after WW2 as a gesture of friendship following the Luftwaffe's attempt to bomb the city into oblivion.

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