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Most-Visited Countries by U.S. Presidents

Name the countries that U.S. presidents have visited the most.
According to Wikipedia as of July 2019
Idea by: skukka
The first international trip was made in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt
Quiz by Gassu
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First submittedApril 2, 2017
Last updatedJuly 19, 2019
Times taken40,398
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# of Visits
Country
41
France
38
Canada
35
Germany
35
United Kingdom
34
Mexico
31
Italy
23
Japan
# of Visits
Country
21
Vatican City
20
South Korea
18
Belgium
16
Egypt
15
Russia
14
Brazil
14
Poland
# of Visits
Country
13
China
12
Panama
12
Saudi Arabia
11
Ireland
11
Israel
10
Philippines
10
Spain
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level 59
Apr 2, 2017
Needs to be featured! This is a great idea! :)
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level 77
Apr 22, 2017
Looks like these stats won't be changing any time soon.
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level 72
Apr 22, 2017
LOL, but disturbingly true.
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level 72
May 27, 2017
First Update!
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level 58
Jun 2, 2017
Bar a few more to Saudi to sell more arms and then onto his pals in Moscow?
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level 34
Jun 2, 2017
Get a life.
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level 67
Jun 2, 2017
I don't know - sounded about right to me.
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level 69
Jun 2, 2017
Wow. Did that hit a nerve JW?!
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level 51
Jun 2, 2017
Belgium, Italy, the Vatican, Israel, Palestine, SA Scheduled trips to Germany, UK, Vietnam, Philippines (if that happens) Yep SA and Russia, sounds about right...........
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level 67
Nov 29, 2017
Can I like this more than once? PLEASE!
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level 72
Aug 16, 2018
If Florida were a separate country, it would be #1 all time just in 2017 visits.
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level 45
Aug 23, 2019
^ An interesting quiz idea would be how many times each US state has been visited by the president, though this might be hard to calculate.
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level 70
Apr 23, 2017
With Roosevelt's face featured I should have gotten Panama but guessed countries all around it instead.
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level 61
Apr 24, 2017
really interesting quizz!
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level 66
Apr 24, 2017
What's the point of visiting the Vatican? They don't trade or have any foreign policy to speak of. Is it just to get support from the Christian voters in America? Seems like a waste of everyone's time and money
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level 70
Apr 24, 2017
Without getting into the actual value of meeting with the Pope, you may notice that the Vatican was visited 9 times fewer than Italy. One can reasonably imagine that, "when in Rome," you should swing by the Vatican, thus wasting very little time and money...
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level 66
Apr 24, 2017
I suppose you're right that it wouldn't be much of a resource dump if the President is already in Italy/Rome. I still wonder about the point though. Besides the "I'm famous and you're famous, so let's meet and do a photo op", is anything actually accomplished at a President-Pope meeting? 20 President-Pope meetings is a lot.
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level 71
Apr 27, 2017
I'm guessing "photo ops that will look good to the American Catholic electorate" is probably a good motivator.
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level 47
Aug 24, 2017
The Pope is a very influential person as the head of one of the world's largest religions. In general, the Pope's positions are supportive of the USA so it makes perfect sense to meet with him periodically.
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level 77
Jun 1, 2018
"I'm famous and you're famous, so let's meet and do a photo op"

Since the invention of the telephone I think this is the point of pretty much *every* presidential visit.
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level 45
Aug 9, 2018
^ Too true. Why in the modern day is it necessary for time and resources to be spent on world leaders meeting in person?
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level 60
Sep 5, 2018
If you've ever had an important discussion, or negotiation, you know that face to face is much better than over the phone. Reading body language is still too vital in human communication to dismiss important topics to just a phone. Now, with the invention of tele-conferncing, you could have a point. But there are additional implications made through visits beyond just what is discussed by the two parties. From showing support to showing disdain can all be accomplished by who gets a visit and who doesn't.
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level 77
Oct 9, 2018
^ yes, also it makes it easier to collude with the dictator of a hostile foreign power if you have a private room in Helsinki.
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level 46
Aug 23, 2019
^ This comment didn't age too well.
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level 77
Aug 23, 2019
Because it's more clear than ever that the president and his allies in Washington are behaving like foreign assets but so many ignorant people are still in a state of denial about this?
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level 68
May 7, 2017
I'm surprised that anyone could consider "a waste of time and money" a visit to the spiritual leader of more than a fifth of the USA citizens. It's a little bit sad determining the value of a meeting only by economical interests. There's more to live than this.
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level 53
Jun 2, 2017
To be honest, nowadays there's zero practical need of presencial meetings with any leaders whatsoever. Any communication can be done with Sype-style (obviously cryptography-enabled). These international meetings are 100% about P.R., there are huge political gains with these encounters.
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level 64
Jun 2, 2017
Even in our secularised world, the pope is still considered a great moral power. He's also the spiritual leader to more than a billion people, so there are your reasons.
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level 79
Jun 5, 2017
Not only that but there is a lot of diplomacy that is done through the Vatican. A lot of back channels are available that otherwise wouldn't be. It's very effective in getting communications to and from the Arab world to Israel.
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level 77
Aug 27, 2017
Plus they have a valuable strategic reserve of loyal albino assassins almost skilled enough to take out Tom Hanks.
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level 38
Dec 18, 2017
I'm pretty sure that a visit to the Vatican would have an impact only on Catholics, not Christians in general.
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level 61
Aug 23, 2019
The majority of Christian voters in America are not Catholic, and some Christians are outright hostile to Catholicism. Presidents who rely on support from Christians (basically Republicans these days) get that support from Protestant strongholds. Catholics are situated mostly in Democratic strongholds, i.e., cities and suburbs. That's not to say Catholics are Democrats, but when you think of the passionate Christian Republican base, you're thinking of Protestants.
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level 61
Aug 23, 2019
It makes perfect sense why any sitting president would want to visit the Vatican. Contrary to what many may believe (or wish to be true) the largest religion by percentage of population in the US is Christian. Many of those Christians are Catholic. Since many Christian voters weigh social issues more heavily than others, it only makes sense for the president to have a conversation with the Pope to see what is important to Christians, and more specifically Catholics.
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level 61
Aug 23, 2019
I have never heard anyone suggest that any religion besides Christianity is the biggest in the US. Only 20% of the American Christian population is Catholic.
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level 62
Aug 24, 2019
Well, the votes of millions of Christians and the support of billions more is something..... Besides, U.S. Presidents spending time and money to visit known terrorist states like Palestine that don't help anyone should be more concerning.
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level 57
Jun 2, 2017
Darn I was going to make this exact quiz.
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level 69
Jun 2, 2017
For trivia about individual trips, see http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/170770/presidential-travel
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level 67
Jun 2, 2017
"Darn than President Moosefight! He keeps making visits to Fiji!"
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level 57
Jun 2, 2017
Vatican bloody City. Grrr!
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level 25
Jun 2, 2017
missed switz
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level 43
Jun 3, 2017
That was fun. I can't believe I guessed them all.
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level 45
Jun 25, 2017
All with 7 seconds remaining, one left with a minute to go, only just got the Phillipines Great quiz :)
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level 42
Jul 8, 2017
Missed Philippines; although great quiz!
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level 39
Sep 3, 2017
amazing quiz!
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level 72
Nov 16, 2017
Time for another update!
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level 55
Apr 3, 2018
17 visits to Belgium and less than 9 visits to Netherlands. Is this difference because EU headquarters are in Belgium?
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level 72
Apr 3, 2018
Netherlands are at five visits, the first one in 1989. I think it's less because of the EU headquarters but more due to the NATO headquarters, which is also in Brussels
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level 62
Apr 3, 2018
Kind of thought that the Vatican was included in Italy.
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level 67
Aug 8, 2018
Nope, it's considered its own sovereign entity.
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level 63
Jun 30, 2018
Remarkable that several countries - Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam - where the US waged war for years, where thousands of Americans have died, don't even crack the top 20. Really shows the political disconnect with the reality on the ground. But, ya know, gotta get your picture taken with the Pope!
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level 80
Aug 7, 2018
Well regularly sending the President of the United States into an active war zone probably isn't the best idea. Getting photos with soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan are worth way more political points than a photo with the Pope so I don't see your point. If it was as safe and simple to visit Afghanistan, Iraq etc. as it is to visit the Vatican, Presidents would travel there much more frequently.
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level 47
Aug 7, 2018
Got a 100% on this quiz but only got 4 points.
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level 69
Aug 8, 2018
Got all of them but Canada...............lol
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level 79
Aug 8, 2018
Always wondered why Ireland wasn't on this list.
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level 72
Aug 9, 2018
It was on this list with 9 visits until a few days ago
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level 60
Oct 9, 2018
34 years after its release, I still can't think of the word "Panama" without hearing David Lee Roth's voice.
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level 20
Oct 9, 2018
Dang missed Brazil
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level 72
Oct 13, 2018
How did Belgium get here, but not Netherlands? Are they afraid of the World Court?
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level 72
Oct 13, 2018
See my answer which I gave Quizling
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level 43
Dec 14, 2018
I've just reached my lvl 41 with your quiz. :) btw I liked it!
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level 77
Feb 26, 2019
You just stole my #9 spot on the list of top quiz makers! Damn you! haha jk congrats
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level 72
Feb 26, 2019
hehe, thanks mate!
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level 53
Mar 30, 2019
No visits to Sealand?
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level 77
Apr 5, 2019
do you mean SeaWorld?
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level 77
Aug 2, 2019
oh nevermind you're talking about that crazy guy who lives on an abandoned piece of metal in the ocean and declared sovereignty.
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level 79
Aug 23, 2019
Also none to Zaqistan. It's a "real" micronation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaqistan
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level 51
Apr 4, 2019
I... I missed France...
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level 41
Apr 5, 2019
Huh surprised that India isn’t on here. Where do they fall in comparison? Nice quiz btw! :)
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level 63
Aug 23, 2019
So happy Denmark is not getting a +1 now that Trump has cancelled his trip because he got mad a Woman told him he couldn't buy Greenland. I'm pretty sure that if he took an European countries quiz here, that he would be unable to even locate Denmark.
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level 59
Aug 24, 2019
I doubt our wise and sacred leader would be able to locate any of the European countries on a blank map.
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level 67
Aug 24, 2019
I'd have my doubts even if the map were fully labeled.
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level 44
Aug 23, 2019
How the hell did I miss France?
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level 67
Aug 24, 2019
So, not a lot of trips to Africa, huh?