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

by William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
Aug 4, 2009

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 *

Taken from Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II by William Blum

First published in 1995, with many
changes made to it since and a new chapter
on “The American Empire” added in 2003

see

U.S. Government Assassination Plots by William Blum

27 thoughts on “Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War by William Blum

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  24. You are wrong about Albania 1991.

    Actually the USA supported the Muslim government of Albania against the Christian Serbians in Kosovo.

    Members of the Muslim Albanians who were murdering Christian Serbs ans their families in genocide in Kosovo were trained by the CIA.

    With our support the Muslims broke Kosovo off of Serbia and burned more than 1,000 Christian churches, monastaries and nunneries, some of them irreplaceable historic repositories more than 1,000 years old.

    After Kosovo became a US-UN protected Muslim area, they turned their attention to more of Europe.

    The most prominent of these Albanians showed his gratitude by masterminding and leading the London subway bombings, in which he used his CIA training to assemble the explosives used to murder the Brits.

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