This maps shows how many times a sitting U.S. president has visited each European country since the dissolution of the Soviet Union which happened on December 26, 1991. Five people have held the title of President since that date:
- George H. W. Bush (- January 20, 1993)
- Bill Clinton (January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001)
- George W. Bush (January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009)
- Barack Obama (January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017)
- Donald Trump (incumbent, January 20, 2017 – )
The source of the data is this Wikipedia list: List of international trips made by the President of the United States
- All numbers are displayed as stated in the Wikipedia article (It takes Kosovo separate from Serbia/Yugoslavia)
- The end of the Cold War is defined here by the dissolution of the Soviet Union (December 26, 1991)
- Microstates (for ex. Monaco, San Marino) have not yet been visited by a sitting U.S. president since the end of the Cold War, except for the Vatican which has seen 9 presidential visits
U.S. foreign policy shifts in Europe since the Cold War
Below you can see three maps of each country’s percentage share of the total European visits by 3 different presidents (Clinton, Bush, Obama):
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