palace revolution

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palace revolution

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence
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pal′ace revolu′tion


n.
a revolt against a sovereign or other leader by members of the ruling group.
[1900–05]
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Thereafter, there were several palace coups and attempted ones, all signs of the indiscipline and avarice of our military.
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Who governs DRCongo would not matter, but surely, Africans should never succumb when leaders emerge through the gun, or Washington-backed assassinations, or palace coups followed by father-son successions or the new-found formula, rigged elections.
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It reveals the emergence of the man and the state, documenting the dramatic palace coups in Sharjah and the neighbouring emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, set alongside the struggles for power during the formation of the United Arab Emirates 40 years ago.
Palace coups could take care of internal dissidence without affecting the dominance of the Congress.
(Palace coups were excluded, as were changes in very small nations.) In each country, the report notes the strength of nonviolent civic coalitions, the social forces driving the transition, the level of violence, and whether that violence came from the state, the opposition, or both.