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Invasions

Based on the date and the invader, guess the country that was invaded.
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  • In some cases, we give only the leader of a coalition
  • Some of these countries no longer exist
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Feb 20, 2017
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Date
Invader
Invaded Country
2003
United States
2001
United States
1990
Iraq
1979
Soviet Union
1973
Egypt, Syria
1970
United States,
South Vietnam
1956
Soviet Union
Jun 1941
Germany
Nov 1939
Soviet Union
Sep 1939
Germany
Date
Invader
Invaded Country
1846
United States
1812
United States
Jun 1812
France
1588
Spain (attempted)
1415
England
1296
England
218 BC
Carthage
334 BC
Macedonia
490 BC
Persia
599 BC
Babylon
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Invader
Invaded Country
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level 40
Mar 23, 2013
Lovin' this quiz!
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level 58
Mar 23, 2013
Nice quiz! Just a small mistake: it should be November 1939 for Soviet Union and Finland.
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level 41
Sep 1, 2017
soviet union never invaded finland?
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level 48
Sep 3, 2017
Not the whole of Finland, but big parts. In the winter war Finland lost 11% of its area (which represented 13% of its economy and also included what was at the time the second largest city).
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level 53
Sep 4, 2017
Yeah they did. They meant to take Helsinki, but they got bogged down. World's deadliest sniper fighting for the Finns helped. They ended up settling for only a chunk of Finnish territory
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level 48
Mar 23, 2013
Top quiz, WTF is right though, the Winter War invasion was 1939.
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level ∞
Mar 23, 2013
Fixed. Thanks!
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level 55
Mar 23, 2013
good quiz
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level 43
Mar 23, 2013
20/20
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level 26
Mar 31, 2013
Oh the shame for a Finnish person not to recognize the time when the Winter War started.
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level 19
Apr 24, 2013
That feel when >20% of people don't know anything beyond the past 13 years
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level 37
Jun 8, 2013
Can you please accept Judea for Judah?
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level 26
Mar 10, 2014
Judah was the Kingdom, Judea was the Roman Province
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level ∞
Apr 7, 2015
Okay, Judea will work.
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level 52
Jun 27, 2013
The North Vietnamese, Chinese, and Soviet troops in Vietnam were all in Cambodia way before the Americans and South Vietnamese. The war expanded into there because there were enemies there. By the way, there WERE Chinese and Soviets (troops) in Vietnam.
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level 38
Jul 18, 2015
Don't try to justify your country's action during that war.
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level 45
Jul 18, 2015
Americans justify everything their country does. They can't admit fault.
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level 71
Jul 19, 2015
False. Americans are better about admitting faults and failures than almost anyone else. Except maybe the Germans.
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level 55
Jul 20, 2015
I really am baffled at the amount of flack Americans take from Europeans. Certainly, America has many, many flaws, but what goes on in Europe is and was every bit as preposterous. They act as though Italy and Germany didn't try to conquer the world in the 1940s, as though England, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, and Portugal didn't go around colonizing whatever they pleased when they were at the apex of their power. Now that the US is the most powerful, suddenly no one can believe they would impose their will on weaker nations, as though the Europeans didn't do the exact same thing when they were in charge. It's ludicrous. Colonization is awful, but let's not pretend it's a power intrinsic to the US. It's a problem intrinsic to power.
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level 51
Jul 20, 2015
Well said, Jmellor13
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level ∞
Jul 20, 2015
America is one of the least patriotic countries on Earth. It's one of our greatest strengths, and one of the reasons that most educated Americans will readily admit our flaws. You won't find a ton of smart people trying to justify our actions in Vietnam.
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level 58
Jun 20, 2016
I'm not sure I can stand by Quizmaster on this one. We're ridiculously patriotic but we're honest with ourselves. I think it's more accurate to say that we're not blindly nationalistic. We love our country more than most people do. The difference is that we don't turn a blind eye to the actions of our country. A country founded by overthrowing the government in an armed rebellion should certainly question its own government's actions. The notion that systematic racism, wars of conquest, and ignorance are uniquely American problems exists solely because we admit it and no one else does.
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level 35
Jun 29, 2016
America is one of the least patriotic nations? Haha that is a funny one, please tell me another joke.
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level 66
Jul 16, 2016
I see what you were trying to say, Quizmaster, but I think BrosephStalin hit the nail on the head. I *do* consider myself very patriotic... toward my very imperfect – in all the ways BrosephStalin described – country. 🇺🇸
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level 57
Oct 26, 2016
The rest of the world finds the OTT patriotism in the USA very amusing.
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level 58
Dec 12, 2016
Apart from when the Ryder Cup is being played for in the US. The chants of 'USA,USA!" are a little boorish to say the least.
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level 46
Jun 10, 2017
jmellor13 has taken the words right out of my mouth. I've thought the exact same thing for a while now and I can't believe how Europeans do not realize their hypocrisy.
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level 71
Aug 31, 2017
People everywhere proclaim their country to be the best, the difference is when a Greek or Scotsman does this everyone just laughs and thinks it's cute. When an American does it people get defensive because they know the American actually has a case for being right, and this threatens their own ability to believe that whatever country they came from is best.

Also QM is sort of right. I don't believe that Americans in general are less patriotic than anyone else, though certainly there are a large percentage of Americans who don't even like their country. But as I said above, they are generally much much more ready to accept criticism and admit faults than others. They're often the first to point out problems with US history or culture or foreign policy. If they see someone from another country expressing pride they don't feel the need to immediately rush in and start pointing out all the ways the US is superior.
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level 56
Aug 31, 2017
What? Germans don't try to take responsibility for WWII? Is that why the swastika is banned, and they've paid so many billions in reparations, and so forth? The vast majority of regimes in Europe don't scarcely operate under the same regimes as they did in colonisation, and there is considerable public uproar against any positive portrayal of colonisation. But that's not even the point; the criticisms of the US don't arise from slavery or anything, they arise from issues right now, from things that continue to be problems. Blair is decidedly unpopular and France of course never joined the Iraq War that the US led, for example, many if not most Western countries have better race relations than the US, and decidedly few have such power-concentrating, two-party system. Most people from most countries don't believe their country is the best; when a Scotsman or Greek does it, that's an edge case. When the American does it it's actually representative of perhaps a majority.
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level 71
Sep 2, 2017
Are you responding to me, Allen? I agree about Germans owing up to their past mistakes. You might have misread my first comment. But then when you get to the part about race relations on through the end of your comment- that part is baloney based on false stereotypes.
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level 33
Sep 4, 2017
America has some claim to being the greatest country on earth but undoubtedly that title belongs to The UK or possibly China,Greece or Italy
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level 19
Oct 2, 2013
Ah Man! Judah? kept guessing Judea
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level 34
Nov 12, 2013
please accept "Roman Empire"!
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level 35
Dec 19, 2016
The Roman Empire did not exist at the time Carthage invaded. They were still a Republic. :)
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level 34
Dec 6, 2013
It would have been awesome if USA conquered ALL of North America, We would be biggest country and the only other country taking up a whole continent!
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level 46
Jul 27, 2015
Yeah, um, no. Love, Canada and Mexico
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level 58
Jun 20, 2016
Sounds like we've got a fan of Manifest Destiny here. You do realize that was seriously considered by many people in the early 1800's right? We actually could have annexed Mexico after the Mexican War but only annexed the northern frontier lands that are now states. Many considered Canada to simply be the part of British North America that hadn't been "freed". Even long after the war of 1812 incursions into Canada were favored by the more radical Democrats. If James K. Polk had his way, British Columbia would be part of the United States. There were even unauthorized military campaigns in Central America and the Caribbean.
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level 35
Aug 31, 2017
It wasn't quite 53-40, but Polk did a good job with the Canadian border. He pushed the envelope with Mexico and wanted Southern expansion of slavery, perhaps into Cuba.
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level 53
Aug 31, 2017
So, Polk was a Democrat, and advocated for expanding slavery and conquering other nations just to gain territory. That kind of sounds like what Republicans would be accused of in today's world! For those that pledge allegiance to a political party, just remember that political parties stand for whatever gets them the most votes. This is why their ideals change so radically as time goes on. Always vote for the candidate, not the party!
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level 35
Jun 29, 2016
You also wouldn't have Canada, which would suck
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level 66
Jul 16, 2016
Hell no! Americans would be lost without Mexican food and ice hockey. Love our neighbors ❤️
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level 71
Aug 31, 2017
Not necessarily agreeing with the original post here, but I don't think that if Canada or Mexico were absorbed into the USA that would have meant losing any food or sports enjoyed by the locals.
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level 34
Dec 10, 2013
I like how USA on there 4 times. LOVE IT!
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level 45
Oct 14, 2015
Why?
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level 35
Jun 29, 2016
I rest my case that America is not one of the least patriotic nations
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level 71
Aug 31, 2017
Because you've never once seen a person from any other place say something similar.
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level 29
Feb 22, 2014
In 1812, the USA declared war on Great Britain, not Canada. Canada was only created in 1867.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2014
but they didn't invade Great Britain.
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level 54
Jul 18, 2015
They invaded colonies of Britain and were fighting British troops, not Canadians. There weren't any Mounties up there in 1812!
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level 71
Jul 19, 2015
British troops, but not "Great British" troops. Great Britain is an island.
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level 46
Jul 27, 2015
Right, they invaded the British colonies of Upper and Lower Canada: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812#Invasions_of_Upper_and_Lower_Canada.2C_1812
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level 40
Jul 21, 2015
the Dominion of Canada as a sovereign nation wasn't created until 1867, however the British colony that became the sovereign nation of Canada was called Canada before, during, and after 1812. Therefore it is still correct to say Canada was invaded. Great Britain wouldn't be correct anyway, as that's just the island comprised of England, Scotland, and Wales, not the whole empire/commonwealth.
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level 56
Aug 31, 2017
so write it was Britain, it is which country was invaded not which colony or territory
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level 56
Aug 31, 2017
but in fact Great Britain is short for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, it's not really a significant point
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level 55
Sep 4, 2017
Great Britain is not short for the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland" Great Britain is not the same as the United Kingdom. Great Britain (consisting of England, Scotland and Wales) is a constituent of the sovereign nation called the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
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level 60
Mar 7, 2014
The War of 1812 was technically not really an invasion - the British were in the US just as much as the US were in Canada (technically not yet Canada). It wasn't until 1813 that US gained control of Lake Erie and Western Ontario. However, in 1814, the British invaded and seized parts of Maine, Michigan, and Wisconsin, holding them for the duration of the war. You can't really say whether it was an invasion from either side.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2014
If troops were sent into a country it was an invasion.
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level 45
Jan 12, 2015
If troops are sent into a country which is not hostile to the sender of the troops, that surely is an invasion. But what if both (or all) countries arm heavily for some time and then send troops to one another's territories virtually at the same time? Is that an invasion? Was the start of the Six Days war in 1967 an Israeli invasion, for example?
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level 71
Jul 18, 2015
Two countries can simultaneously invade each other. If the troops enter someone else's territory, unwelcome, this is invasive.
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level 58
Jun 20, 2016
It was disputed territory, much of it inhabited almost entirely by the Native Americans and no one else. Both sides might have laid claim to it but neither controlled the bulk of the territory. It would be like Portugal and Spain fighting over the western Amazon in the 1500's.
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level 46
Jul 27, 2015
It was Canada at that time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812#Invasions_of_Upper_and_Lower_Canada.2C_1812
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level 57
Aug 3, 2017
Yes but it wasn't a country then, which is what the question asks about. Calling it the country of Canada is about as correct as saying that the Normans invaded the country of Sussex in 1066.
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level 71
Jul 15, 2014
cool quiz. Only missed Hungary.
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level 72
Mar 7, 2015
Got 'em all with 1:25 left.
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level 72
Jul 18, 2015
Just took the quiz again and missed two. I'm losing brain cells.
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level 72
Aug 31, 2017
Just took it again and missed four. Yikes! This is getting serious.
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level 25
May 9, 2015
For Persian invasion, could you accept Greece rather than just Athens or Sparta?
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level 71
Jul 18, 2015
Note about the dates: for most of this quiz the invasions are listed chronologically in descending order. Then when you get to the BC dates the order is fudged a little bit, maybe because when ordering it you were temporarily not thinking of the fact that bigger BC dates are farther back in time than smaller ones? Anyway, if you care to fix it...
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level 50
Jul 18, 2015
Please can you accept roman empire for rome?
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level 56
Jul 20, 2015
Don't think so. Rome was a republic at the time.
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level 56
Mar 5, 2016
Brilliant there were ones on here I didn't know about the first time
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level 68
May 26, 2016
In 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel, and most of the fighting was in territory already controlled by Israel. Any incursions into territory then controlled by Egypt and Syria was after many days of intense fighting in areas held by Israel since 1967. I don't think that counts as an Israeli invasion. A more accurate question would be Egypt and Syria (attempted) - like the Spanish Armada question. You could make a case for the 1967 war, I suppose. While the war was certainly provoked by huge armed forces amassing on Israel's Egyptian and Syrian borders, Israel did make the first strikes, albeit in self-defense.
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level 58
Jun 20, 2016
It's a bit difficult when we're talking about disputed and occupied territory. The Palestinian Territories were de facto under Israeli control but de jure still part of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan (Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and West Bank respectively). It was an invasion of those disputed territories and not clearly Israeli territory. I would agree that it should be marked as attempted because it's not like the Syrians and Egyptians would have opted for peace after the border battles.
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level 58
Jun 20, 2016
It seems like a very bad idea to invade Russia at all but especially as late as June. I know Hitler delayed his invasion from May until June 22 because he decided to intervene in the Balkans and North Africa first but I'm not as well versed on the Napoleonic Wars. You've already missed between one and two months of good weather if you start in June! While the Wehrmacht, had Hitler actually listened to his generals, could have taken Moscow as early as September, how did Napoleon ever think such a feat was mathematically possible? He was moving the Grand Army entirely on foot and horseback, not via rail and mechanized units.
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level 35
Jun 29, 2016
Got Rome, Persia and Scotland but forgot Iraq? I need to brush up on my modern history
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level 63
Dec 12, 2016
1812 ... France ... picture of Napoleon ... I had to name every country in Europe between Spain and Poland before I finally got to Russia. I know that June narrows it down, but I definitely don't remember the timeline of Napoleon's campaign.
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level 45
Dec 12, 2016
Best quiz in quite a while. Love it.
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level 54
Dec 12, 2016
Babylon invading Judah? Weird inclusion lol.
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level 71
Dec 13, 2016
What's with the timeline of the BC dates? You were logically working backwards before that.
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2017
Fixed
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level 46
Jun 10, 2017
I think the USSR should have also been mentioned in the Invasion of Poland.
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level 59
Aug 14, 2017
Agree.
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level 49
Aug 31, 2017
Macedonia wasn't a country during Alexander's invasion of Persia. At the time it was a kingdom of Greece called Macedon.
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level 71
Aug 31, 2017
Greece also was not a country at the time.
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level 56
Aug 31, 2017
CupASoup doesn't say Greece was a country?
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level 71
Sep 2, 2017
And the quiz doesn't say that Macedonia was a country at the time of Alexander. What's your point?
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level 71
Sep 2, 2017
But Soup does say Macedon was a "kingdom of Greece"... whatever that means... if he's using Greece as a region then Macedonia could be used in the same way.
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level 26
Aug 31, 2017
Hahahaha.....23/24 and which one didn't i get.....USA going into Iraq !!!
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level 46
Sep 1, 2017
What about the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 or the Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979. Even the war in Korea or the war in Japan.
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level 53
Sep 1, 2017
What about them? This isn't a list of all invastions, or a list of all invasions that you want - it's not about you, Mr Needy
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level 28
Sep 1, 2017
Canada was not a country in 1812. It should be listed as United Kingdom, which we were a colony of at the time
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level 28
Sep 1, 2017
Good quiz did not get the ancient ones didn't realise Macedonia was next to Persia so guessed Thrace, Bulgaria and Greece instead. Did not know where Babylon was
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level 71
Sep 2, 2017
Pretty sure Alexander conquered Thrace and the rest of Greece before turning his attention to the Persian Empire, which at the time controlled Asia Minor.
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level 48
Sep 3, 2017
So typical for americans to remember invading Canada in 1812 but forgetting, that Canadians/Englishmen also invaded the US. They burnt down the White house and the Congress, for god's sake. After having had raunchy victory festivities in them.
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