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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Coups Arranged or Backed By the USA


Year
Country
Reason Given
Actual Reason
1949
Syria
Communism
Elected government against USA political interests and pro-Palestinian.
1949
Greece
Communism
Elected government against USA political and economic interests.
1952
Cuba
None
Elected government against USA business interests.
1953
Iran
None
Elected government against USA oil interests.
1953
British Guyana
None
Access to sugar and bauxite.
1954
Guatemala
Communism
Elected government against USA business interests.
1955
South Vietnam
Communism
French backed leader replaced by USA backed leader.
1957
Haiti
Haiti is near the USA
Previous government against USA business interests.
1958
Laos
None
Pro-USA government wanted.
1959
Laos
None
Pro-USA government wanted.
1960
South Korea
Communism
Previous leader not strong enough for USA.
1960
Laos
None
Pro-USA government wanted.
1960
Ecuador
Communism
Previous government too independent in foreign policy.
1963
Dominican Republic
Business Interests
Elected government against USA business interests.
1963
South Vietnam
None
Previous leader's policies led to televised suicides.
1963
Honduras
Communism
Pro-USA government and access to resources.
1963
Guatemala
Communism
Military government was about to allow elections.
1963
Ecuador
None
Elected government too independent.
1964
Brazil
Communism
Access to resources and cheap labour.
1964
Bolivia
Communism
Previous government too independent in foreign policy.
1965
Zaire
None
Access to cobalt, copper and diamonds.
1966
Ghana
None
Previous government too independent in foreign policy.
1967
Greece
None
Military bases.
1970
Cambodia
None
Previous king against USA political interests.
1970
Bolivia
None
Country took ownership of its oil and tin.
1972
El Salvador
Communism
Elected leader against USA business interests.
1973
Chile
Communism
Elected government against USA business interests.
1975
Australia
None
Elected government had unsuitable foreign policy.
1979
South Korea
None
Pro-USA government wanted.
1980
Liberia
Democracy
Pro-USA government wanted.
1982
Chad
None
Pro-USA government wanted.
1983
Grenada
Democracy
Pro-USA government wanted.
1987
Fiji
Democracy
Previous elected government supported nuclear-free Pacific.
2002
Venezuela
None
Disagreed with foreign policy of elected government.
2004
Haiti
Fraudulent elections
Disagreed with economic policy of elected government.