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The Top 10 Countries That Receive The Most Foreign Aid From The U.S. (African countries dominate)

The United States’ role abroad remains a contentious issue in politics and elections. In the modern era, former President Woodrow Wilson’s muscular foreign policy introduced an increased American footprint in Latin America and Europe. Wilson’s proposed League of Nations (which ultimately led to the creation of the United Nations) outlined how the world could maintain peace post World War I — with the U.S. as the primary leader.

The conversation continues into the 2016 presidential election. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has focused his comments about foreign policy on halting immigration, whether by building a wall in between the U.S. and Mexico or by temporarily stopping the migration of Muslims into America. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has said she believes the U.S. needs to take on a leadership role in international politics. She has proposed diplomacy work with allies, and an increased air campaignagainst ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

The wide array of foreign policy positions and ideas indicate there are a lot of ways the United States can be involved on the international stage. With this in mind, Graphiq politics site InsideGov decided to examine which countries receive the most foreign aid from the U.S. Using the most recent data available from the United States Agency for International Development, InsideGov ranked the 25 countries that receive the most total foreign financial assistance from the U.S., listing countries from smallest to largest total received.

Foreign assistance includes loans, contracts and grants, but not debt forgiveness. The data source categorizes assistance as either economic or military, and covers U.S. assistance from 1946 to 2014. Dollar figures in the story are inflation-adjusted to 2014.

Mozambique

In 2014, Mozambique received a total of$337,121,453 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $336,466,953 in economic assistance and $654,500 in military assistance.

Haiti

In 2014, Haiti received a total of$355,288,257 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $353,446,757 in economic assistance and $1,841,500 in military assistance.

Somalia

In 2014, Somalia received a total of$402,199,930 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $266,346,930 in economic assistance and $135,853,000 in military assistance.

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Iraq

In 2014, Iraq received a total of$410,175,253 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $388,105,085 in economic assistance and $22,070,168 in military assistance.

Lebanon

In 2014, Lebanon received a total of$433,853,957 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $347,318,915 in economic assistance and $86,535,042 in military assistance.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

In 2014, Democratic Republic of the Congo received a total of $438,513,068in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $427,957,045 in economic assistance and $10,556,023 in military assistance.

Palestine

In 2014, Palestine received a total of$497,265,945 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $497,148,607 in economic assistance and $117,338 in military assistance.

South Africa

In 2014, South Africa received a total of$515,575,677 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $510,921,375 in economic assistance and $4,654,302 in military assistance.

Uganda

In 2014, Uganda received a total of$557,267,873 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $526,647,494 in economic assistance and $30,620,379 in military assistance.

Colombia

In 2014, Colombia received a total of$560,386,195 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $483,895,199 in economic assistance and $76,490,996 in military assistance.

Tanzania

In 2014, Tanzania received a total of$589,369,890 in foreign assistance from the U.S. That breaks down into $582,302,956 in economic assistance and $7,066,934 in military assistance.

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