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Issue #1643      June 18, 2014

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since
the Second World War (*indicates successful ousting of a government).

China 1949 to early 1960s;
Albania 1949-53;
East Germany 1950s;
Iran 1953*;
Guatemala*;
Costa Rica mid-1950s, 1970-71;
Syria 1956-57 current;
Egypt 1957;
Indonesia 1957-58;
British Guiana 1953-64;
Cuba 1961 ongoing;
Iraq 1963*, 1991, 2003*;
North Vietnam 1945-73;
Cambodia 1955-70*;
Laos 1958*, 1959, 1960*;
Ecuador1960-63*;
2000*;
Congo 1855-70*;
France 1965;
Brazil 1962-64*;
Dominican Republic 1963*;
Bolivia 1964*;
Indonesia 1965*;
Ghana 1966*;
Chile 1864-73*;
Greece 1967*;
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, 2011*;
Nicaragua 1981-90*;
Panama 1989*;
Bulgaria 1990*;
Albania 1991*;
Afghanistan 1980s*, 2001;
Somalia 1993, 2007 to present;
Yugoslavia 1999-2000;
Venezuela 2002*;
Haiti 2004*.

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