countercoup


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coun·ter·coup

 (koun′tər-ko͞o′)
n.
A sudden overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'état.

countercoup

(ˈkaʊntəˌkuː)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the act of overthrowing a government that gained power via a coup d'état
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Noun1.countercoup - a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat
coup, coup d'etat, putsch, takeover - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
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countercoup

n. contragolpe.
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(439) The genocide began when the Rwandan president's plane was shot down and core members of his "pseudo-party" began a countercoup that included the launch of "a planned, coordinated, directed, controlled attack" to commit genocide.
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It did everything it could to open itself to the imperialist charge, including, in Iran, backing the famous 1953 countercoup that removed from power Iran's first democratically legitimate prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh.
I got on famously with Maurice Bishop after that, and was genuinely saddened when a firing squad executed him in the 1983 countercoup four years later.
It may turn out that Marcos, expecting resistance and possibly a countercoup, didn't formalize the paperwork until the die was cast and things were turning out to be proceeding fairly smoothly.
The countercoup of July, 29th, 1966 which claimed the lives of mostly Igbo officers (including that of General J.T.U.
With much humor and an eye as attuned as Morsi's to weirdness, Maamoun's film seems to ask, after all that's happened in the past seven years--revolution, counterrevolution, coup, countercoup, popular protest, massive repression--could things go any worse, get even weirder?
It was only to evacuate Americans while the countercoup tried to reinstate the democratically elected president, Juan Bosch.
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One wonders whether "true believer" Alfreds Rubiks, the former Latvian Communist Party chief who attempted to lead a countercoup as Latvia struggled to regain its independence, has any opinion.
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