Why This is Important
These operations left a large impact on the world that can still be seen today. The CIA's involvement in Iran led to instability in governments in the Middle East. This instability could possibly be responsible for the Iraqi War. The failed attempt to introduce a democratic government in Guatemala received a lot of criticism because it allowed a dangerous dictator to commit genocide. The U.S. government does not want to risk another failure so Guatemala does not have a very good chance of becoming a true democracy.