USA attempts to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which had been democratically-elected.

For those of you who collect lists about splendid US foreign policy post-World War II, here are a few more that, lacking anything better to do, I’ve put together: Attempts to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which had been democratically-elected. (See Addenda below, 2)

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to
overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War

When a range of years is given, the effort to overthrow was
not necessarily an active operation each year of the period.

* = successful ouster of a government
China 1949, 1950s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953  *
Guatemala 1954  *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64  *
Iraq 1963  *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70  *
Laos 1958-60  *
Ecuador 1960-63  *
Congo 1960  *
France 1965
Brazil 1962-64  *
Dominican Republic 1963  *
Cuba 1959 to present
Bolivia 1964  *
Indonesia 1965  *
Ghana 1966  *
Chile 1964-73  *
Greece 1967  *
Costa Rica 1970-71
Bolivia 1971  *
Australia 1973-75  *
Angola 1975, 1980s
Zaire 1975
Portugal 1974-76  *
Jamaica 1976-80  *
Seychelles 1979-81
Chad 1981-82  *
Grenada 1983  *
South Yemen 1982-84
Suriname 1982-84
Fiji 1987  *
Libya 1980s
Nicaragua 1981-90  *
Panama 1989  *
Bulgaria 1990  *
Albania 1991  *
Iraq 1991
Afghanistan 1980s  *
Somalia 1993
Yugoslavia 1999
Ecuador 2000  *
Afghanistan 2001  *
Venezuela 2002  *
Iraq 2003  *


8 responses to “USA attempts to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which had been democratically-elected.

  1. Gotta love the Panama thing. The CIA hired Noriega for decades… then when we decided we didn’t like him anymore put out warrants for him for dealing drugs.

    Before the US invasion we tried to use locals to overthrow him. The CIA armed and trained DRUG LORDS to capture or kill him, because .. he was … a … wanted drug dealer? Yeah, I see where this adds up… not.

    And how did we fund those drug lords we used to get to Noriega? The CIA allowed them to move cocaine into the USA to fund their wars, of course. All the while, Nancy Regan was on the TV crying about “Just say no!” to drugs.

    Proud to be American!

  2. I think we are leaving out quite a large number of leaders who were uncontrollable so they were “allowed” to be removed or replaced and generally given assurance by the US government to not interfere, and sometimes funded/backed by US agencies. There have been many, but the Ngo brothers are an excellent example. It’s good to be a mover and a shaker.

  3. Is there any good books which breaks down all of these ovethrows? This seems a intresting subject!
    Any recommended reading?

  4. you already know

    what about Haiti?

  5. How was Venezuela successful? Chazev is still alive (barely) and the coup didn’t work.

  6. frikana negro blacks

    The US thinks that it owns this world, one day US will have a test of its own medicine.

  7. frikana negro blacks

    US and its allies are terrorists.

  8. whiteizrite?:(

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