Why so many countries occupied by American Troops?

Here's a full list of countries occupied with American troops:

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burma

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Costa Rica

Cote D'lvoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France Gabon

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Guinea

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Liberia

Libya

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malaysia

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mexico

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Somalia

Spain

South Africa

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

So my question is:

Why so many countries? How did this happen?

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  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Well then, to continue this discussion,

    Why do almost all of those countries have troops in the USA too? Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas usually has troops from over 100 countries in it alone at any given time.

    Why so many countries? How did this happen?

    The answer is that the vast majority of those are embassy guards, students or instructors at military schools, trainers and liasions. If you look it up, in most of those countries its less the 20 military personnel.

  • 10 years ago

    Wow, quite a list. In many of those countries the soldiers there are with the embassy. If you look at countries with actual military bases the number becomes much smaller.

    Although I find it stange that people here think the U.S. having military bases in Japan is ok. But would be opposed to Japan putting bases in the U.S.

  • 10 years ago

    You are aware that the very very very large majority of those countries you have listed are our allies that we cross train with. Did you that we are occupying South Korea, Australia or Canada to name a few. These are our very close allies. I have been stationed of 4 bases and we always had other countries training there on American soil. By your reasoning this would make them occupiers of America. Why is Nato in so many countries? How many of these countries are we actually helping by giving them first aid and federal funding.

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  • Diana
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    If my country WERE occupied by foreign troops, I would of course resist. My main motivation for this would be to defend the subjunctive in the English language.

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  • 10 years ago

    Isn't that list more like "countries ever visited by US military"?

    We certainly don't "occupy" Russia, for one. That would be ridiculous. Same for Iran. Heck, we don't even have an embassy there for decades. Last one we had there got occupied by the current president and thugs.

    As for Bahamas, Togos, and such, we're there at the request of their government to help them with drug interdiction.

    So that list is either severely outdated, or mislabeled.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Because they actually believe it is for their own good that the USA is There to protect them

    the USA have troops around the World only to protect the USA who will be hit First the USA no all the us bases around the world

    that is why Australia wont allow the US military to have bases in Australia there are only about 20 Uniformed personnel on a full time basis in australia

  • 10 years ago

    It started with the Cold War. The U.S. offered protection for free. Countries got lazy and stopped funding their own military in favor of social programs. Then it got to a point where the countries "needed" the U.s. military, because they were too involved with their social programs. Now countries complain that the U.S. is abandoning them every time the U.S. closes a base in their country. Many of those countries have a small number of marines to protect the U.S. embassies.

  • will
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    we r only "occupying" like 3 nations on ur list 2 marines at a embassy is not occupying every nation has military personnel at there embassy

  • 10 years ago

    You forgot to add the United States to your list. Well, we go to countries to help ensure peace as well as protect things such as US Embassies and what not. We also have our troops there to help out with relations. We also receive troops from foreign countries here in the US, such as from South America and Europe.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The US occupies (as in, controlling it militarilly without the consent of the locals) no single country on the planet.

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