Five Eyes Countries 2019

A group of nations has joined with the United States to form what is known as the Five Eyes, also known simply as FVEY. This is an intelligence cooperative in the areas of military intelligence, human intelligence, and signals intelligence.

FVEY can be traced back to the 1941 Atlantic Charter, which was a secret treaty first began with the United Kingdom – Untied States of America Agreement (UKUSA) that was signed in 1946. It was in 1946 when the UKUSA Agreement was formally enacted, then later was extended to other nations.

There are five nations that are part of FVEY. Those nations are:

Australia Canada New Zealand United Kingdom United States

Australia monitors South and East Asia. Canada monitors Russia, China, and Latin America. New Zealand is responsible for monitoring Southeast Asia and the western Pacific. The United Kingdom monitors Europe, European Russia, the Middle East, and Hong Kong. Finally, the United States monitors China, the Middle East, Russia, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Throughout the years, there have been many high-profile people under surveillance by FVEY. Some surprising people that have been under surveillance include musician John Lennon, comedian Charlie Chaplin, actress Jane Fonda, and Princess Diana.

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1United States329,064,9179,372,610 km²3,617,827 mi²6.31%0.60%AmericasNorthern America
2United Kingdom67,530,172242,900 km²93,759 mi²0.16%0.58%EuropeNorthern Europe
3Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²3,854,083 mi²6.73%0.91%AmericasNorthern America
4Australia25,203,1987,692,024 km²2,969,121 mi²5.18%1.23%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
5New Zealand4,783,063270,467 km²104,400 mi²0.18%0.84%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand