Only 22 Countries Have Never Been Invaded by Britain

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There are only 22 countries in the world today that have never been “invaded” by troops of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The count includes tiny city states such as the Vatican City, the Monaco Principality, Lichtenstein and Andorra that, for a variety of reasons, managed to preserve their territorial independence for centuries. One of the key factors is that their importance in the global geopolitical stage did not depend on their geographic location or natural resources and that they have remained friendly to the Government of Great Britain.

The count also includes remote, land-locked regions (often at a high altitude above sea level) like Mongolia, the Central African Republic, Belarus or Bolivia,  whose geopolitical importance is key to bilateral relations of neighbouring countries but limited on the global scale.

The new cop in town

On the other hand, according to the official statistics of the US Department of Defense, the United States of America have currently troops in 150 countries around the world.
The USA still has not officially “invaded” as many as Britain managed throughout its history… but there’s still time.

Al Murrey proves it

And… to finish on a happy note, in the following video British comedian Al Murray proves that Britain has defeated every country in the world.

Source: @MaxCRoser
Via Zerohedge

US Police Kill More Civilians In March Than UK Police Killed In 100 Years

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A new report by ThinkProgress.com unearthed disturbing figures when it came to the number of police-related deaths that occurred in America in the month of March alone.

Just last month, in the 31 days of March, police in the United States killed more people than the UK did in the entire 20th century. In fact, it was twice as many; police in the UK only killed 52 people during that 100 year period.

According to the report by ThinkProgess, in March alone, 111 people died during police encounters — 36 more than the previous month.

This high number in March increased the average for police killings from every 8.5 hours, to nearly 1 police killing every 6.5 hours in the US.

China, whose population is 4 and 1/2 times the size of the United States, recorded 12 killings by law enforcement officers in 2014.

On average, US police kill people at a rate 70 times higher than any of the other first world countries as they “protect and serve” the American citizens.

This is not what freedom looks like.

At Least 5600 Deaths since 2000

For those of you who are interested in more specific information, Vox’s Blog has created an interactive map with data from Fatal Encounters, a nonprofit trying to build a national database of police killings. It shows some of the deaths by law enforcement since 2000:

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A huge majority of the more than 5,600 deaths on the map are from gunshots, which is hardly surprising given that guns are so deadly compared to other tools used by police. There are also a lot of noticeable fatalities from vehicle crashes, stun guns, and asphyxiations. In some cases, people died from stab wounds, medical emergencies, and what’s called “suicide by cop,” when someone commits suicide by baiting a police officer into using deadly force.

The data is far from perfect. Some of it is incomplete, with details about a victim’s race, age, and other factors sometimes missing. D. Brian Burghart, head of Fatal Encounters, estimates that his organization’s collection of reports from the public, media, and FBI only captures about 35 percent of total police killings.

Unarmed and Shot 8 Times in the Back

And here you can find the shocking recent video that went viral where you can appreciate a policemen shooting 8 times in the back an unarmed civilian trying to escape. The event that originated this deadly incident was a search resulting fron a car traffic violation.