An error of Costa Rica’s border on Google Maps led to an invasion of Costa Rica by the army of Nicaragua. Google responded, saying that their Maps “shouldn’t be used as a reference to decide military actions between countries”.
In 2002, 30 British Marines accidentally invaded Spain.
United Fruit Company’s main rival was Guatemala, who exported lots of fruit. To eliminate them, United lied to the US government that Guatemala’s government was Pro-Soviet. The US staged a coup, which led to the 36 year long Guatemalan civil war.
The US Military airdropped 2.4 million Pop-Tarts over Afghanistan in 2001.
Great Britain has invaded 90% of the world’s countries.
The US invasion of Iraq was originally called ‘Operation Iraqi Liberation‘, but was quickly changed after realizing that spelled ‘OIL‘.
The US invaded Guatemala in 1954 and deposed democratically elected President Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán for the benefit of an American fruit company.
England invaded Iceland during WWII, despite Iceland being completely neutral. The only casualty was a suicide en route.
The country of Liechtenstein is so small that in 2007, Swiss troops accidentally invaded it after getting lost in a rain storm.
A French nuclear physicist attempted a single-handed invasion of a small island in 1990.