No prizes for guessing which European country is history’s most prolific coloniser (or any prizes for the colonising itself).

This chart from Statista, inspired by this map and based on this list, gives an indication of how extensive Britain’s colonial history is, with twice as many colonies as either France, Spain or Portugal.

Visit The Independant website: http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/a-map-of-europe-based-on-how-many-colonies-each-country-had–bJYg34dUGx

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