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    DescriptionOut of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, we've invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. That's not far off a massive, jaw-dropping 90 per cent. Not too many Britons know that we invaded Iran in the Second World War with the Soviets. You can be fairly sure a lot more Iranians do. Or what about the time we arrived with elephants to invade Ethiopia? Every summer, hordes of British tourists now occupy Corfu and the other Ionian islands. Find out how we first invaded them armed with cannon instead of camera and set up the United States of the Ionian Islands. Think the Philippines have always been outside our zone of influence? Think again. Read the surprising story of our eighteenth-century occupation of Manila and how we demanded a ransom of millions of dollars for the city. This book takes a look at some of the truly awe-inspiring ways our country has been a force, for good and for bad, right across the world. A lot of people are vaguely aware that a quarter of the globe was once pink, but that's not even half the story. We're a stroppy, dynamic, irrepressible nation and this is how we changed the world, often when it didn't ask to be changed!


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    Title
    All the Countries We've Ever Invaded
    Subtitle
    And the Few We Never Got Round To
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart Laycock
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752479699
    ISBN 10: 0752479695
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    DC22: 941
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 941
    LC classification: DA50 .L39 2012
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    15 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    Stuart Laycock is an author and historian. He has written many successful history books including "Britannia: The Failed State," "Warlords: The Struggle for Power in Post-Roman Britain," and "UnRoman Britain: Exposing the Myth of Britannia."