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An A to Z of U.S. Meddling on Five Continents

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This is simply a list. A list of countries where the U.S. has intervened through wars and coups: successful and unsuccessful, initiated, supported or organized, to overthrow an existing government. The cost runs into trillions of dollars, the human toll incalculable ... millions of lives lost, countless more injured or displaced -- women, children, the old and the infirm suffering the most.

Starting this list was an exercise to see if every letter of the alphabet could be associated with a target country except of course W and X. However F and O definitely could not, although the latter through Oman faced repeated British interventions.

The A - Z

  • A -- Angola, Afghanistan
  • B -- Brazil
  • C -- Cuba, Congo, Chile
  • D -- Dominican Republic
  • E -- Eritrea, El Salvador
  • G -- Greece, Guatemala
  • H -- Haiti, Honduras
  • I -- Iran, Indonesia, Iraq
  • K -- Korea, Kuwait
  • L -- Libya
  • M -- Mexico (acquiring a large expanse of the western U.S.)
  • N -- Nicaragua
  • P -- Panama, Philippines (learned water-boarding)
  • R -- Russia
  • S -- Spain, Somalia, Sudan (South)
  • T -- Turkey
  • U -- Ukraine
  • V -- Vietnam, Venezuela
  • Y -- Yemen

By no means does this list profess to be complete; in fact any additions overlooked would be welcome.


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