Governments around the world would never try and hide anything from its citizens, after all, their job is to regulate and protect the Average Joe â€¦ correct? That may be so, but it is hard to ignore the many unsettling declassified events that have surfaced over the years and the reasoning behind these acts is shaky at best.
Scandal and controversy always seem to follow some government officials and conspiracy theories are certainly nothing new when it comes to the land of the Internet. Still, the publicâ€™s distrust can all be thanks to the fact that history has proven that we simply canâ€™t trust those in power, at times.
As such, below are 10 of the most unsettling declassified events in recent history.
10. War Plan Red
Who would ever want to go to war with one of the friendliest (and politest) nations on the earth today? The United States, thatâ€™s who! The plan was called War Plan Red, and it was developed in the early 20th century as a way to prepare the U.S., should they go to war with the UK.
The concept around the plan was to invade Canada with the idea that the United Kingdom would instantly surrender. Makes sense and the Canadians have probably long forgiven their southern neighbors for even coming up with such a concept in the first place.