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Questions tagged [coup]

Questions about governments or politics related to a sudden, violent and illegal seizure of power from a government

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Did the US encourage the 2002 military coup against Chavez?

I have a problem. I'm trying to understand the crisis in Venezuela at the moment, and I've seen many videos on Youtube which purport to explain it correctly. Many videos make starkly opposite claims, ...
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Can a militia (for example, a mafia's armed wing) defeat a nation's army and take over the government? [closed]

As the question suggests, is there a scenario where a mafia or some sort of armed gang roll out their forces on public roads, then attack the nation's army and declare a coup? If this were possible, ...
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What are the main policy differences between Emmerson Mnangagwa and Grace Mugabe?

Most of the reporting around recent events in Zimbabwe merely notes the high notes (military deposed Mugabe, seemingly mostly to prevent his wife Grace from succeeding him as a ruler, presumably in ...
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Why doesn't PRC help install a new leadership or stage a coup to preserve DPRK — or even take it over altogether before the US does?

I realize the title of this question is a bit odd and apparently counter-intuitive, and might give someone a good chuckle, but bear with me for a second. The People's Republic of China and the ...
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Can a US citizen sue CIA for sponsoring the coup in Iran? [closed]

This question is a continuation of the question, asked here. As far as the international laws are concerned Iran can not sue US nor CIA for its participation of the coup of 1953. Is this also true ...
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Can Iran sue US for the coup or its results?

According to The Guardian, The CIA has publicly admitted for the first time that it was behind the notorious 1953 coup against Iran's democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, [...]. ...
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Could faithless electors really change the USA president?

Let's say Trump wins the Nov 8 2016 election but, because some Alabama electors break their pledge, the electoral college chooses Clinton on Jan 6. It seems that those electors would then just need ...
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What do the Turkish people think about the 15-16 July 2016's coup d'état? [closed]

Two weeks after the coup against(?) Erdogan, there are uncertainties about it; It was a quasi-coup, CIA is behind it, it is done by Fethullah Gülen, ... Is there a poll (not by a Turkish ...
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Why is the failed Turkish coup blamed on Gülen, when military coups have historically been secular?

Turkish President Erdoǧan has blamed the 2016 coup attempt on the Islamic Gülen movement. Fethullah Gülen is a cleric and former ally of Erdoǧan. Historically, Turkish military coups were carried ...
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What was the motivation behind the July 2016 attempted coup in turkey

From reading through the media all that is known so far is that there was a coup but the reason that the coup was attempted is not clear. Currently wikipedia gives a very broad description of the ...
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Why were 2745 judges dismissed in Turkey?

According to the BBC at least 2,745 judges have been dismissed in Turkey, following the recent failed coup d'état attempt. Why? How were these judges involved in the coup attempt? And if they were ...
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Is President Erdogan of Turkey staging a coup attempt?

With the currently unfolding events in Turkey (attempted coup by the military) one of my first harsher reactions is this: Is President Erdogan trying to have a quasi coup (or quasi terrorist plot) ...
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Why does the US government fail to declare the recent Morsi coup of Egypt as a Coup?

It is clear from many media outlets and the ground facts that the overthrow of the democratically elected leader of Egypt was indeed a coup. But, the USA is hesitant to declare it as a coup. What are ...