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Spud McLaren
746671.  Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:35 pm Reply with quote

- could be a QI topic - here's a list.

 
Spud McLaren
746675.  Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:45 pm Reply with quote

The Americans in Korea
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Muhammad Ali's son kicks some arse in Greece
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The Mongols got about a bit. In 1274 they invaded both Japan and Bulgaria.

 
djgordy
747046.  Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:59 am Reply with quote

Let's go for the obvious.

When was the last successful invasion of England? Klaxon 1066. Real answer: 1688.

 
Efros
747077.  Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:51 am Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
The Mongols got about a bit. In 1274 they invaded both Japan and Bulgaria.


I bet they had a bike.

 
Sadurian Mike
747101.  Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:03 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
Let's go for the obvious.

When was the last successful invasion of England? Klaxon 1066. Real answer: 1688.

[Devil's Advocate]
Ah, but was it an invasion?

William and his troops were invited over to depose James, and the chaps who invited them could well be said to be the lawful authorities. In this case, it was not an invasion and was actually more of a civil war. How many people need to be in favour of the incoming army for it to be seen as helping an existing movement rather than an invasion?

What was James' position once parliament and the prominent figures of the country had decided that he should no longer be king? Was he still the legal monarch? He had been crowned and accepted, but we have had a long tradition that the barons/parliament also need to support the monarch for them to be legitimate.

[/D A]

 
Curious Danny
747545.  Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:03 am Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:
djgordy wrote:
Let's go for the obvious.

When was the last successful invasion of England? Klaxon 1066. Real answer: 1688.

[Devil's Advocate]
Ah, but was it an invasion?

William and his troops were invited over to depose James, and the chaps who invited them could well be said to be the lawful authorities.


Invited in the sense that a small group of unrepresentative Protestants asked him to intervene - no popular mandate (monarchies aren't supposed to have this of course but even the political class wasn't united behind William). The whole idea of a joint monarchy of William and Mary should be recognised for what it is - propoganda. Mary held no executive power.
An international, armed coup d'etat is probably a better description though.
Being Devil's advocate of course, you already knew this :P

 
exnihilo
747665.  Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:46 am Reply with quote

There's plenty to suggest he'd have done it without the invitation anyway. See, for example, The Last Revolution by Patrick Dillon.

 
Sadurian Mike
747961.  Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:23 am Reply with quote

If we are talking about hypothetical invasions then this is going to be a long list!

 
Posital
747973.  Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:02 am Reply with quote

Wouldn't the last invasion be from oop North?

 
zomgmouse
747993.  Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:02 am Reply with quote

What about when Britain invaded the USA in the 1960s?

 
mckeonj
747996.  Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:14 am Reply with quote

I recall an invasion of Southern England by the USA in 1944; they left their tank under the railway bridge and camped in our front garden.

 

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