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Taken together, an autocratic leader and a flatlining stock price are powerful motivators for a coup d'etat.

And there were not wanting men who were ready to construe each emergency measure as a step toward a coup d'etat.

The famous coup d'etat of that year had happened four days before.

If ever an event cast its shadow before it long before its occurrence, it was Bonaparte's "coup d'etat."

During the months of September and October, the rumors of a "coup d'etat" tumbled close upon one another's heels.

The coup d'etat of Maroquin took away from Colombia herself the power of government and vested it in an irresponsible dictator.

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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coup d'etat, such as: coup, overthrow, rebellion, revolt, revolution, and power play.

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