Since 1945, the USA has been responsible either directly or indirectly of helping remove dozens of governments, many democratically elected, around the world.
Sometimes the events are kept secret for years and only slowly come out.
Other times, the events are the cause of demonstrations, anger and resentment at the time they occur.
Whenever, an event like this occurs there are two reasons to be considered.
Reason 1: The reason given by the USA, its media and its friends around the world. Reasons like Communism, Terrorism, Human Rights, Freedom, Liberation, Weapons of Mass Destruction, etc.
Reason 2: The actual reason. This is usually hidden from the general public and has to be looked for in quotes by under-reported officials or subsequent events on the ground.
Often, the victims of the change of government know the real reasons better than the populations of the Western countries.
Real reasons are many but usually include Business Interests, Access to Resources, Markets, Military Bases, Strategic Value, or Political Support.
In the list below only successful changes of government are listed.
Many attempts have failed. Cuba is the best example of this.
1953 Iran None
1953 British Guyana
1955 South Vietnam
1958 and 1959 and 1960 Laos
1960 South Korea
1963 Dominican Republic
1963 South Vietnam
1972 El Salvador
1979 South Korea