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A coup d'état (English: /ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː/, French: [ku deta]; plural: coups d'état; translation: strike (against the) state, literally: strike/blow of state)—also known as a coup, putsch, and overthrow—is the sudden, illegal deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to depose the extant government and replace it with another body, civil or military. A coup d'état is considered successful when the usurpers establish their dominance. When the coup neither fails completely nor succeeds, a civil war is a likely consequence.
A coup d'état typically uses the extant government's power to assume political control of the country. In Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook, military historian Edward Luttwak states that "[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." The armed forces, whether military or paramilitary, are not a defining factor of a coup d'état.
Originally posted by hawkiye
reply to post by Nucleardiver
Why don't you tell your story? People need to hear this sort of thing to be aware and know what they are up against. How does it help our country to keep it quiet? Would you fear for your life and your family of you did? I take it you were a Seal perhaps? Write a book?
I dont think you understand what you are writing..
Originally posted by thehoneycomb All Obama needs to do is appoint them to different positions within the structure of his hand picked cabinet and then we have a coup.