Here's where the irony comes in: The British invaded 171 countries in the world, leaving only about 22 countries that were not ruled by Great Britain.
The United States, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, Jamaica, Egypt, Israel, Palestine and Myanmar are just some of the colonies that survived British imperialism. According to History, India — one of the more notable former colonies of Britain — gained independence on Aug. 15, 1947 after 200 years of British rule.
Several people took to Twitter to paint the big important picture about the Brexit and colonialism with funny memes:
Sarah is a staff writer covering religion, race and politics. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Slate, The Huffington Post, TeenVogue, and VICE. Send tips and feedback: email@example.com
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