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Coup d’état

Coup d’état

Also known simply as a coup (koo), it is the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus. A coup d’état is considered successful when the usurpers seize and hold power for at least seven days. Although the coup d’état has featured in politics since antiquity, the phrase is of relatively recent coinage; the Oxford English Dictionary identifies it as a French expression meaning a “stroke of state”. The phrase did not appear within an English text before the nineteenth century except when used in translation of a French source, there being no simple phrase in English to convey the contextualized idea of a “knockout blow to the existing administration within a state”.

Typically, a coup d’état uses the extant government’s power to assume political control of the country. In Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook, military historian Edward Luttwak says: ‘A coup consists of the infiltration of a small, but critical, segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder’, thus, armed force (either military or paramilitary) is not a defining feature of a coup d’état

According to Clayton Thyne and Jonathan Powell’s coup dataset, there were 457 coup attempts from 1950 to 2010, of which 227 (49.7%) were successful and 230 (50.3%) were unsuccessful. They find that coups have “been most common in Africa and the Americas (36.5% and 31.9%, respectively).  Read More…

Chronological History of Coup’s

FDIC Chair Resigns, Warns Democrats Launching ‘Hostile Takeover’

FDIC Chair Resigns, Warns Democrats Launching ‘Hostile Takeover’

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò appealed to Catholics, Christians, and people of Faith to unite against the dark forces of globalism.  Archbishop Viganò sent The Gateway Pundit his video and Appeal for an Anti-Globalist Alliance. Please watch his moving call for unity, courage, strength, and faith. Archbishop Viganò shared this moving text and video with us on Wednesday.  The video and text are an international call for the ...
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Guinean Coup as President Alpha Condé was Arrested and Overthrown

Guinean Coup as President Alpha Condé was Arrested and Overthrown

A military coup occurred in the nation of Guinea in West Africa on 5. September 2021, when President Alpha Condé was arrested and overthrown.[2] On January 17, 2021 Guinea became the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa that started using the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. Guinea’s television broadcast President Condé receiving an injection, becoming the first African leader opting for it.[3] In 2010, Alpha Condé became the first president to be peacefully and democratically elected. He was re-elected in 2015. Conde ...
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Clinton, Soros Tied Burmese Leader Ousted By Military For Vote Fraud

The leaders of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar have been arrested by the nation’s military for allegedly committing massive vote fraud during the November 2020 elections. Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were both arrested in morning raids on Monday by the nation’s armed forces, after widespread allegations that they had committed election fraud. The official results of the November election in ...
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