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Synonyms for coup

a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

a brilliant and notable success

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Better name recognition "will make Vornado the brand of desire, like Mercedes or Rolls Royce," said Coup, a physicist and a former oil and gas producer whose hobby was collecting the 1945 Vornado Fan.
The 200th anniversary of Haiti's independence struggle was marked with an ominous reminder of its past in September when the island nation's first democratically elected government was upended by a coup just seven months after it came into power.
Instead, we sat glued to a television screen watching the troubling events on CNN as the world learned about the coup in the Soviet Union.
Not to be applauded, though, was the cooperation that the Times, in 1954, gave indirectly to the coup and ultimately to its horrendous aftermath.
The post Sirens to mark coup anniversary appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
12 coup, the military government that took power by allegedly exploiting the conflict between conservatives and those who supported a communist regime was reportedly involved in the torture of a large number of people.
According to a pro-coup military source, the RTNB complex was attacked in the early hours of the morning after Burundi's armed forces chief used state radio to announce that the coup had failed.
This Houthi coup is a serious unacceptable escalation and blatantly violates the multiplicity and coexistence approach by which the Yemeni society is characterized, and even puts Yemen's security, stability, sovereignty and unity in jeopardy," it lamented.
Muslim Brotherhood says that all its members are part of the Anti-Coup National Alliance; they are sticking to their principles and will never recognize the coup government.
by Zarghona Salehi on 27 April, 2014 - 16:24 KABUL (Pajhwok): Some analysts believed the 1978 military coup staged by soviet backed communists had paved way for bloodshed, instability and foreign interference in the country.
February 26, 2014 (JUBA) -- A senior leader of the South Sudan's ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) party has dismissed allegation by the government that the former vice president, Riek Machar, and colleagues had attempted military coup to overthrow president Salva Kiir.
The group dubbed its Friday protests "at your service, mother of the martyr" to pay "tribute to the resilience of Egyptian women in the face of the cowardly coup.
In 1936, the first coup took place in Iraq at the hands of Bakr Sidqi, an officer who, only three years ago, had perpetrated the massacre of the Assyrians.
htm) Egypt in Chaos: Morsi Allies Denounce Military Coup as Army Deadline Expires [PHOTOS]
Manila Two former coup plotters who were eventually elected as senators said that the alleged coup plots against President Benigno Aquino would not succeed as they are unlikely to garner the required support.