2009 - present (six speeches)
Obama’s map focuses on the Middle East, as well as China. He mentioned Cuba more than any president since John F. Kennedy.
|Russia, South Korea||5|
|Germany, India, Israel||4|
|Burma, Colombia, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen||3|
|Chile, Haiti, Japan, Korea, Mali, Somalia||2|
|Brazil, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guinea, Libya, Mexico, Philippines, South Sudan, Soviet Union, Ukraine||1|
George W. Bush
2001-2009 (eight speeches)
Bush mentioned Iraq in his speeches more often than the United States.
|China, North Korea||5|
|Egypt, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Ukraine||4|
|Great Britain, Burma, India, Jordan, Palestine, Syria||3|
|Australia, Belarus, Colombia, Cuba, Libya, Philippines, Poland, Yemen, Zimbabwe||2|
|Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, El Salvador, Georgia, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Romania, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Soviet Union, Spain, Sudan, Thailand||1|
1993-2001 (eight speeches)
Countries arising from the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia begin to appear: Bosnia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Belarus and Serbia.
|Haiti, Iraq, Mexico||6|
|Kosovo, North Korea||5|
|Israel, Ukraine, Vietnam||4|
|Colombia, India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan||3|
|Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea||2|
|Belarus, Canada, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Kenya, Kuwait, Poland, Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor, Turkey||1|
George H.W. Bush
1989-1993 (four speeches)
Iraq, Kuwait and other Persian Gulf countries together are mentioned more than the United States.
|Bahrain, Great Britain, China, Japan, South Korea, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, Vietnam||1|
1981-1989 (eight speeches)
Reagan’s map returns a focus on the Cold War, as well as the Middle East and Nicaragua.
|Angola, Canada, Vietnam||3|
|Cambodia, Cuba, Japan, Libya, Poland||2|
|China, Ethiopia, Grenada, Iceland, Iran, South Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Philippines, Syria, Uruguay||1|
1977-1981 (three speeches)
Carter mentioned far more countries than any other president in the nation’s history.
|Japan, Mexico, Panama||8|
|Korea, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria||4|
|Britain, Cambodia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gaza, India, Peru, Turkey||3|
|Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Liberia, Libya, New Zealand, Thailand, Venezuela, Zimbabwe||2|
|Angola, Bolivia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Dominica, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Guam, Haiti, Jamaica, Laos, Morocco, Mozambique, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Somalia, Spain, Formosa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, Virgin Islands, Western Sahara, Zambia||1|
1974-1977 (three speeches)
With energy and economic crises at home, Ford’s speeches reflected more emphasis on domestic issues.
|Britain, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Korea, Mexico, South Korea, Turkey||1|
1969-1974 (four speeches)
Nixon’s map reflects a continuing Cold War focus on Vietnam, as well as his opening to China.
|France, Guam, Korea||1|
1964-1969 (six speeches)
Johnson mentioned Vietnam in his speeches more often than the United States.
|Bulgaria, Cuba, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Turkey||2|
|Cyprus, Formosa, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, North Korea, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Yugoslavia||1|
SOURCE: State of the Union texts from The American Presidency Project