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Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)
Overthrowing Other People’s Governments: The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes”
China 1949 to early 1960s
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: xuenchen
If you think the US is involved in regime changes at an alarming rate, you should look at international financing of revolutionary groups in history which led to the formation of new governments. International financial institutions seem to be the driving factor behind every successful revolution.
How do you know if your revolution is going to win? Start approaching banks for a loan. If you find a lender, it seems, chances are you are on your way to becoming the next government.
In March of 1919, William Christian Bullitt, an attaché to the U.S. delegation to the Paris Peace Conference, visited Soviet Russia on a clandestine mission. Although Secretary of State Robert Lansing only authorized him to report on political and economic conditions, Bullitt’s actual objective was far more ambitious: to broker an agreement between the Allies and Russia’s Bolshevik government that would end the Russian Civil War, lift the Allied blockade of that country, and allow the Allies to withdraw the troops they had dispatched to Russia in 1918. Bullitt eventually received a proposal from the Bolshevik government that would have realized these goals, but the Allied leaders at the Paris Peace Conference were unwilling to accept the offer.
The Bullitt Mission to Soviet Russia, 1919
Well, money is truly the source of all power. The king's franchise is the power to tax and he is permitted to maintain that license so long as he provides peace for an ever expanding system of credit. Only democracy was ever conceited enough to grant itself the power to print money and that was a misstep democracy never recovered from.
The minute deflation hits this planet is the minute the game changes. All the freedoms you think you have will vanish and inch by inch all of the property in this world will be seized to pay the creditors. I doubt it will ever come to that. It is infinitely better to control something than to own it (ownership implies liability), and as long as you have full control over the interest rate and the supply of currency, you can prevent deflation in perpetuity.
You just have to understand who really runs things. If you do that and you avoid stepping on the correct toes, amazing things can happen. If you are looking to topple the apple cart because you don't like the rules of the game, you're going to have a bad time.
I think Benjamin Franklin said it best when he talked about avoiding the temptation to say the wrong things. He was a very prudent man and he understood how to orchestrate a successful revolution.
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.