Taken together, an autocratic leader and a flatlining stock price are powerful motivators for a coup d'etat.
He had heard him repeat several times that the coup d'etat must prove a failure.
The law of May 31, 1850, was the "coup d'etat" of the bourgeoisie.
On that day he was to be arrested, and accused of having premeditated a coup d'etat against the Directory.
And thus will be avenged the coup d'etat of Brumaire, thus his attempts against the liberty of the people.
And it was only now he learnt by chance that his eldest brother regarded the success of the coup d'etat as certain!
When a government appeals to cannon to back up a coup d'etat, insurrection becomes the most sacred of duties.
The coup d'etat of December 2, 1851 drove him from the public service.
He had, it was said, made large loans at the time of the coup d'etat in '51, and Bonaparte's accomplices called him their friend.
This uncertainty was no longer to be borne, and the duke determined to end it by a coup d'etat.
A quick and decisive seizure of governmental power by a strong military or political group. In contrast to a revolution, a coup d'état, or coup, does not involve a mass uprising. Rather, in the typical coup, a small group of politicians or generals arrests the incumbent leaders, seizes the national radio and television services, and proclaims itself in power. Coup d'état is French for “stroke of the state” or “blow to the government.”