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Indonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970) Achmad Sukarno , Sukarno
coup de grâce clincher , deathblow , knockout , mercy stroke , quietus
sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat countercoup
king of Egypt who in 1952 was ousted by a military coup d'etat (1920-1965) Farouk I , Faruk I
Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d'etat in 1969; deposed the Libyan monarchy and imposed socialism and Islamic orthodoxy on the country (born in 1942) Gaddafi , Khadafy , Muammar al-Qaddafi , Muammar el-Qaddafi , Qaddafi , Qadhafi
French revolutionary; leader of the Jacobins and architect of the Reign of Terror; was himself executed in a coup d'etat (1758-1794) Maxmillien Marie Isidore de Robespierre , Robespierre
coup d'état mutiny , overthrow , revolt , revolution , stratagem
coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922 October Revolution , Russian Revolution
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