As a result, a new study found that the British at different times invaded by almost 90 per cent of countries around the world.
An analysis of the history of almost 200 countries showed that only 22 of them did not survive the British Invasion.
The result of this analysis are described in a new book, "All the countries in which we have ever invaded: and only a few, to which we have not got."
Author Stuart Laycock researched all the nations of the world in alphabetical order, and studied the history of these countries in order to find out whether they have experienced an invasion of Britain at some point in their history.
Only a relatively small proportion of the total number of countries in the list Laycock, where invading British, was an official part of the empire.
The others were included because their territory in varying degrees, there was a military presence in the UK — by force, threat of force, negotiation or payment.
British raids of pirates, privateers or armed explorers have also been included, as have been approved by the British government.
As the author himself says, after two years of careful study of the question he was shocked by the response. "I was totally shocked when I collected a full list. I thought I had a good enough level of general knowledge. I was just in shock. "
"Other countries could write similar books — but they would be much shorter. I do not think anyone can compare with this, although the Americans in the 20th century have been working hard on my list. "
Laycock believes that the real figure may be even higher, and invites the public to let him know about the testimony of other intrusions.
In the case of Mongolia, for example — one of the 22 countries in which the British did not invade presumably — he believes that the British invasion could take place, but he was unable to find direct evidence.
The country fell into turmoil caused by the Russian Revolution, which was attended by Britain and other powers. Laycock found evidence of military operations in Russia is about 50 miles from the border with Mongolia, but was unable to determine whether they were approaching closer to Mongolia this distance.
Countries to which Britain has never interfered:
Andorra, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Vatican City.