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What did Putin do to ensure that he doesn't get overthrown by a military coup or to reduce the likelihood of it?

Russia almost have no history of coupes, only few for hundreds years. And they happened when army decide that leader is too weak. Back in 2014 when Putin rejected from support of rebels in Ukraine ...
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What did Putin do to ensure that he doesn't get overthrown by a military coup or to reduce the likelihood of it?

How about starting a war now and then? Military people get their share of recognition, corruption opportunities and career growth Less loyal among them can be intentionally sent to riskier missions ...
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What did Putin do to ensure that he doesn't get overthrown by a military coup or to reduce the likelihood of it?

The question mentions "military coup", but traditionally in Russia (including the Soviet and pre-Soviet times), the military didn't play a significant political role, despite its might. ...
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What did Putin do to ensure that he doesn't get overthrown by a military coup or to reduce the likelihood of it?

Russia is not really big on military coups. There was a coup of 1917 (February revolution) which has caused horrible failure of the whole Russian state and the fate of all the military (generals) who ...
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What did Putin do to ensure that he doesn't get overthrown by a military coup or to reduce the likelihood of it?

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin protected himself against the possibility of a military coup or a popular uprising by a combination of measures: FSB (formerly KGB) officers ...
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What examples from history are there of a dictator successfully annexing countries by force over the long term?

I wonder if War of the Pacific would qualify. Chile attacked Bolivia and Peru, eventually got peace/ceasefire treaty and eventually got to keep large parts of the country for good. Chile was de jure ...
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Russia: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

I believe that Russia is an authoritarian state (a word with slightly different connotations than dictatorship) which currently has the support of the majority of the population. I believe that honest ...
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What examples from history are there of a dictator successfully annexing countries by force over the long term?

Western Sahara seems to meet your requirements: Dictator From Wikipedia: The Kingdom of Morocco is a monarchy with a Parliament and an independent judiciary. Morocco was an authoritarian regime ...
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