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Example Sentences for "overthrow"

The general population seems to support the coup which overthrew the governmentIn January of 1937, 13 leading Communists were sentenced to death for taking part in a plot, allegedly led by Leon Trotsky, to overthrow the Soviet government, and kill its leaders.

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.

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

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

The former military dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin, was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia after his government was overthrown.

A 40-year rebel campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s.

The spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, returned to his country from exile in France after the overthrow of the Shah.

The rebel movement in Colombia lacks the military strength or popular support necessary to overthrow the government.

Key Opposition members were arrested for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government.

The American government is hoping the Northern Alliance will be able to overthrow the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

In December 1978, a large Vietnamese army swept into Cambodia, and overthrew the regime of Pol Pot.

In 1973, Chile's government was overthrown by a dictatorial military regime led by Augusto Pinochet.

Opposition leaders say the attacks against their supporters will only strengthen their resolve to overthrow the military dictatorship.

During a violent revolt in 1989, the Romanian people overthrew their dictatorship government.

The rebel movement in Colombia doesn't have the military strength or popular support necessary to overthrow the government.

It is important that the international community monitor the situation in the country during the period of transition following the overthrow of the military regime.

Sun Tzu once suggested that the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.

In 1521, Hernando Cortez overthrew the Aztec Empire and captured Montezuma, its ruler.

Discussion question: Does one country have a right to overthrow the government of another country if it considers it to be a bad government?

Find someone who is from a country which has experienced the overthrow of its government.


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