All The Countries America Has Invaded... In One Map

Tyler Durden's picture

From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of its independence. For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the United States military - both historically and currently - but shied away due to the sheer volume of research required to find an answer, The Anti Media points out that a crew at the Independent just made things a whole lot simpler.

Using data compiled by a Geography and Native Studies professor from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, the indy100 team created an interactive map of U.S. military incursions outside its own borders from Argentina in 1890 to Syria in 2014.

To avoid confusion, indy100 laid out its prerequisites for what constitutes an invasion:

Deployment of the military to evacuate American citizens, covert military actions by US intelligence, providing military support to an internal opposition group, providing military support in one side of a conflict, use of the army in drug enforcement actions.

But indy100 didn’t stop there. To put all that history into context, using data from the Department of Defense (DOD), the team also put together a map to display all the countries in which nearly 200,000 active members of the U.S. military are now stationed.

For more details, click on the country:

The three countries with the biggest U.S. presence, according to DOD numbers, are Japan at 39,623, Germany at 34,399 and South Korea at 23,297.

The publication of the maps comes just after President Donald Trump announced the military would not be pulling out of its 16-year engagement in Afghanistan - a reversal of his previous stance - and that the U.S. would seek stronger ties with India to combat terrorism in South and Central Asia.

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aloha_snakbar's picture

Why havent we invaded Canada yet?

yomutti2's picture

This map is bullshit. America has never invaded Russia or China.

JLee2027's picture

We invaded Canada twice.  Revolutionary War, War of 1812.

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auricle's picture

If financial invasion doesn't work, then military invasion is administered. This is a list of countries that have resisted. 

Stuck on Zero's picture

If you had a map of the countries Cuba has invaded with its troops (for its size) it would make us out as pikers.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Damn it, we missed a few places. Someone needs to send this to the CIA for planning purposes. GDP up, populations down......all hail the Empire.

moimeme's picture

All The Millions Of People The Jews Killed... In The 20th Century

sushi's picture

We invaded Canada twice.  Revolutionary War, War of 1812


You missed the Fenian Raids of the late 1860's. These had tacit US government support.


Also on Russia, after the Russian Revolution a number of western powers including both the USA and Great Britain landed forces in Russia in support of the White Russians who were fighting the Red Russians. This occurred shortly after the end of the First World War and invlived invasions from the north through the Murmansk area and another attack from the south through Iran.




The US also invaded and occupied Iceland during WWII in order to prevent the Germans from doing the same thing. Iceland still does not have a military and the NATO partners take turns stationing aircraft in Iceland to defend agains ??

Kotzbomber747's picture

Please remind me, when did the US invade Russia or China? Another easy and successful attempt to brainwash the dumb red neck Trump voters...

fleur de lis's picture

Shortly after hatching the psychopathic twins -- Federal Parasite Reserve and the IRS Racket -- our tax money was abused by funding the Bolshevik Revoulution.

The Bolsheviks were savages, and things started getting out of hand.

The US and other nations sent in military.

At one time there was a place in far east Russia where the remains of fallen American remains were buried and tended -- don't know if they are still there.

Before you start lashing out on the basis of your poor education/NWO conditioning, you should stop being so hypnotized and do your own reading. 



BigDuke6's picture

Yeah, it really means who did Isreal screw over since they took over the USA last century

DWD-MOVIE's picture

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CRM114's picture

..and you are back where you started from.

Thank you for stopping by, do visit the gift shop on your way back ;)

TBT or not TBT's picture

Freedom isn't free,

No there's a hefty fuckin' fee

Freedom costs a buck O five.   

Ex-Oligarch's picture

This is what happens when you rely on "research" by a professor at Evergreen State.

Seriously, what is this shoddy drivel doing on ZH?

Lucretius's picture

What would one expect from Evergreen College? Accuracy, or more crybaby racist sit ins and shouting matches?

2whitedogs's picture

The USA invaded Russia in 1919, from the north. The troops were poorly supported and were frozen out. It invaded China during the Boxer rebellion. See the movie 55 Days at Peking with Charlton Heston. The US is still technically in possession of Taiwan insofar as there has never been a treaty to end WWII there.

Iskiab's picture

Sort of... during the communist revolution in Russia during WW1, England and the US dropped off troops in Russia to help the Tzar and try to hold up the eastern front of the war. It was unsuccessful.

As others have noted the US did invade Canada. There are other countries missing as well.

Delving Eye's picture

Grenada's on there in red, the closest island north of Venezuela.


How about Panama to capture Norieaga?

Iskiab's picture

Those are the two that stood out to me, Panama and Japan.

Rusty Shorts's picture

The US invaded itself in 1862 ...troops still here.

fleur de lis's picture

To our great shame, our American "leaders" funded the Bolshevik Revolution which put millions of Russians to death.

During the Bolshevik project, our military was sent to Russia.



Dormouse's picture

Imagine if the Russians ever remember who slaughtered 20+million of them....

Agstacker's picture

I always get a kick out of reading the talk pages in Wiki.  It wasn't an invasion, it was an 'intervention'.  I guess the Russians needed rehab.

Txpl9421's picture

Look up the term "China Marine" and watch the movie The Sandpebbles. And you will be better educated than 99% of Americans.

xrxs's picture

Maybe they're counting the Boxer Rebellion, and American Expeditionary Force Siberia (could be others).

CRM114's picture

American forces were, along with many others, part of the forces trying to crush the Bolsheviks during the Russian civil war, post WW1. So, yes, you have invaded Russia.

The US was also part of the Second Opium War and the Boxer Rebellion against China.

True Blue's picture

Don't forget Claire Lee Chennault's AVG "The Flying Tigers" -which of course after the war became the CIA front Civil Air Transport and flew missions in China in support of Chang Kai-shek's forces against Mao (between shipping arms, whiskey, drugs and hookers all over the Far East.)

NiggaPleeze's picture


Seems to me many countries/places are missing.  It seems at least covert operations/coups and color revolutions (e.g. Ukraine) aren't included.

Also a good part of the US was taken by invasion of neighbors.  Not just CA/NM/AZ, parts of others, but the entirety of the Southern States.

And why is Crimea in Ukraine?

A Nanny Moose's picture

Read the article, learn some history. We sent 11K troops to assist Kolchak and the White Army against the Bolsheviks

There is even a movie about it.

Tallest Skil's picture

The American Expeditionary Force that invaded Siberia during the Russian Revolution begs to differ, dipshit. LEARN HISTORY OR BE TERRORIZED BY IT AGAIN.

Attitude_Check's picture

US troops were in Russia after the revolution  in 1917 until the 20s supporting the white Russians against the Red Russians. 

Lea's picture

Why do you do that? You are a troll, right? It's the only possible explanation.

Click on the countries, and you'll have the dates of the US interventions. It only takes a quick Google search to find out about said interventions. They all happened.

logicalman's picture

Google can't be trusted, when it comes to matters such as these. Niether can Wikipedia.

Oldrepublic's picture

The US occupied Vladivostok and other areas of the Russian Far East for 19 months  from 1918 to 1920. total troops were around 8000, 190 killed.

I have a slight knowledge of that city as I once spent a month there

Mazzy's picture

We invaded Russia just after WWI and invaded China during the Boxer rebellion.

I'm not sure why Argentina and Chile are listed though, and why Canada isn't.  We definitely invaded Canada a couple times early on.

Boomberg's picture

We did in 1812. Got our ass kicked.

CRM114's picture

First time the USA declared war.

Turned up late to wars for the next 150 years. Once bitten...

Any time you need that Capitol burning again, just let us know ;)


sushi's picture

Before it was the WHite House it was the Burnt House.

Blame Canada.


bonin006's picture

We tried that, but they fought back.

BarkingCat's picture

This is back in the days when the men with French accents in Canada were some real tough motherfuckers.

Today they are feminist substitute drama teachers.

Anybody's picture

Quebecers' are telling me the same thing. They say 50 years ago their guys were tough, not anymore.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

John Candy did it some years back