Did you know there are only 22 countries which have never been invaded by Britain. In 1920, the empire covered roughly 13,700,000 square miles or 24 percent of the total land area of the Earth.
Even though the British Empire only managed to establish its first colony in Ireland in 1556, several decades after Portugal and Spain claimed land on the African continent and the Americas, it still became synonymous with global conflict due to its network of dominions and colonies spanning the whole globe.
According to the InFact chart by Statista (see below), although certainly not all of them became its subjects, Britain’s warfaring efforts only spared precious few countries in the world.
According to the book “All the Countries We’ve Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To“, there are only 22 countries Britain never invaded throughout history.
There aren’t many gaps on the map, but some of the more notable include Sweden, Belarus and Vatican City.
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The biggest blank spots can be seen on the African continent, even though the Royal African Company founded in 1660 alone was responsible for forcibly removing 212,000 slaves from their homeland and shipping them to English colonies in the Americas between 1662 and 1731.
The British Empire in its various iterations can be seen as one of the longest-lasting Western empires in the world.
Its first permanent overseas colony in the Americas was established in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia, while Hong Kong, its last big overseas territory, was handed over to China in 1997.
In 1920, the empire covered roughly 13,700,000 square miles or 24 percent of the total land area of the Earth.
A new focus on the Deep State in undermining the national interests has become a serious thought for many citizens. Not known to many, the Deep State has is origin in the British Empire and how the Round Table infiltrated former British colonies (including India) through America.
Recently, fuel was added to this fire when internal memos were leaked from the British-run Integrity Initiative featuring a startling account of the techniques deployed by the British operation to infiltrate American intelligence institutions, think tanks and media.
In a nutshell, the Big Four accounting firms are responsible for the creation of the Tax Haven ecosystem in the former British colonies from where corruption money from around the world is laundered and funnelled into Inner London – the elaborate setup widely known as Empire 2.0.
It is through this tax havens that corruption money accumulated through decades by sucking the blood of working Indians is routed back to India as Foreign Direct Investment.
This phenomenon known as ‘Round Tripping’, one of the leading puzzles related to cross border flow of investment is India’s biggest scam. According to international watchdog Global Financial Integrity, India is a parking spot for around USD 101 billion illegal inflow of funds. Although this is a very conservative figure.
According to Australian taxation expert George Rozvany, the Big Four are “the masterminds of multinational tax avoidance and the architects of tax schemes which cost governments and their taxpayers an estimated $US1 trillion a year”.
At the same time they are advising governments (including India) on tax reforms, they are advising their multinational clients how to avoid taxes.
It was reported in 2012 that at least 21 trillion dollars of worldwide ill-gotten money of their elite clients was hidden away by the Big Four in tax havens.
The impact of this swindling on Indian economy and the subsequent Indian response can be read in our report – the Global War on Cash: Target India.
We would urge the keen readers of GreatGameIndia to study the corruption scandals the Big Four are involved in in India and its cumulative exposure to the Indian economy through the decades.