sonfai81 asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

How many countries did Britain rule when the empire was at it's peak?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    At the British empire’s peak they ruled more than thirty-five separate countries/colonies.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actually ONE - Great Britain. "The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire" was accurate.

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  • TW K
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    1 decade ago

    At the peak of its power, it was often said that "the sun never sets on the British Empire" because its span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous colonies

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire#The_Do...

    http://www.friesian.com/british.htm

    I think there were nearly (more than)20 countries by present boundaries

    Source(s): TW K
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  • 1 decade ago

    I dont know an exact number but I can list quite a few...

    India, Australia, Pakistan, Most of the Middle East, Egypt, half of Sub-Saharan Africa, Malaysia, several other small South Pacific Islands, a handful of Caribean Islands, New Zealand... I'm sure I am missing something but that's a start.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The world, because the sun never set on British soil at its peak.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Technically, only one. Their own. Everyone they ruled was not a country, but a colony.

    Others have stated the major colonies that are now countries.

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  • 6 years ago

    like what

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  • 1 decade ago

    This should help you answer that.

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