This section provides historical reference information on aspects of the United States’ relations with the countries of the world. The central component is a guide to matters of diplomatic recognition and the establishment and maintenance of diplomatic relations between the United States and states of the world, from 1776 to the present.
This guide brings together information on these subjects from among diverse and widely scattered documentary and archival sources. The most significant categories of information provided for each individual country include:
Over time, additional details will be added for each country, such as information on the United States consular presence.
Finally, this section also provides historical information on some territorial entities that the United States has not recognized or with which it does not have diplomatic relations.
Select an article from the left sidebar, or view a list of all countries.
Please note that additional country articles are undergoing review for publication.