coup d'etat

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Synonyms for coup d'etat

Synonyms for coup d'etat

a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

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Following enemies' repeated failures on different scenes of confrontation against the Iranian nation, including military invasion and coup de tat, in the last 30 years, enemies embarked on exercising complicated intelligence plots by training organized groups and hiring professional terrorists and staged hundreds of terrorist operations against the Iranian citizens, including President, Mohammad Ali Rajayee, Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar, Judiciary Chief Mohammad Hossein Beheshti, parliament members, cabinet ministers and other influential national, religious, political and scientific figures and elites, specially civilians," the statement said, reminding that thousands of Iranians have already been killed by the terrorists in the post-revolution Iran.
The last JEM fail attempt on Khartoum exposed the Coup de tat mentality of Darfur rebels and clearly illustrated that the claim for justice before peace is nothing but a thirst for power.
This explains the frequent cases of bloody coup de tats within the Communists themselves over power as the case was in Afghanistan during the Communist reign.
For the culture of that time, and with coup de tats being the dominant mode of instability in the Continent, the response of the international community was more or less muted.
Apart from the Nigerian civil war, coup de tats were mostly confined to the barracks and linked up to a few business and political elites.