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This map details the places where the US historically has assisted in either the overthrow of a democratically-elected government or in keeping a violent dictator in power against the wishes of the populace.
There are a lot of gray areas insofar as drawing this map is concerned. For instance, should America’s military and financial support for the Csar’s White Army to help them put down a popular uprising (ie. The October Revolution) constitute support for a dictator? Should the U.S. invasion of Canada in 1812 count?
I open this thread up for discussion. Are there any countries you think should be included? Any countries on there that shouldn’t? Keep in mind I’m focussing on direct intervention through either financial or economic support, military support or diplomatic support. As such, I’d like to ignore the coercive ability of organizations like the WTO or the IMF, otherwise the whole map would be yellow.