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The general population seems to support the coup which overthrew the governmentThe President was seriously injured in a coup attempt early this morning.

The general population seems to support the coup which overthrew the government.

A military coup financed by the U.S. government resulted in the overthrow of the democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile.

The leader of the army has been sentenced to death for his part in the attempted coup.

Political analysts have suggested that the majority of the population are supporting the coup against a very corrupt government.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored a major sports coup in signing goalie Curtis Joseph to a new contract.

The government fears a coup by the army if democratic reforms include prosecution of the leaders of the former military regime.

The developers of Hotmail scored a major coup by putting out their e-mail program before anything similar had appeared on the Internet.

The United Nations has refused to recognize the government of the military leader who took power in a bloody coup last month.

Chile's democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende was overthrown during a CIA-backed coup led by Augusto Pinochet.

The Bolsheviks took power in Russia in 1917 in a violent coup.

In 1964, one month after Zanzibar became independent, the ruling government was overthrown in a coup.

In February of 1991, Thailand's armed forces seized power in a bloodless coup, and arrested the Prime Minister.

Although Bolivia gained independence from Spanish rule in 1825, much of its history since then has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups.

Find someone who comes from a country which has experienced a military coup.

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