coup d'etat

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a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

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Although Egypt is often seen in Middle Eastern terms, it remains in the ambit of African politics, in which coups d'etat have historically been regular and popular occurrences.
Preparons nous pour une lutte qui n'est pas terminee", a declare l'un de leur leaders, Kokaew Pikulthong, rappelant que le pays avait connu une vingtaine de coups d'Etat ou de tentatives depuis 1932.
With Iraqi's military demolished (Desert Storm), Saddam Hussein was in danger of being finished off by Iran, or overthrown by numerous coups d'etat.
The South Pacific island nation of Fiji has experienced three coups d'etat since 1987.
12, 1980 and March 12, 1971 coups d'etat might miss out.
Civil wars and coups d'etat in West Africa; an attempt to understand the roots and prescribe possible solutions.