Revolutions in Iran and Guatemala: US Involvement and its Implications In 1953, the United States was involved, with the British government, with a successful coup that overthrew the existing democratically-elected government in Iran. One year later, in Guatemala, the United States was again involved in toppling an elected government. In both cases, events leading up to the revolutions--such as nationalization of industry--contributed to the US government’s involvement and its belief that coups were the only viable course of action. Nonetheless, an examination of these two cases illustrates that, whatever the US’s stated motivations, the nation’s foreign policy is not geared so much towards the promotion of democracy but rather towards...The end:
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