The 10 most significant government coups & attempts in recent history

Coups are often characterized by sudden and violent seizures of power,  and capture the world’s attention, the outcomes often reverberating  through generations.

Widespread protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s repressive regime, economic mismanagement, and corruption engulfed Sudan.

Sudanese Revolution

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Zimbabwean Coup d’État

President Robert Mugabe’s removal of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa,  seen as his potential successor, triggered a power struggle within the  ruling party.

Turkish Coup Attempt

A faction within the military, claiming to protect democracy and  secularism, attempted to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s  government.

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Popular uprisings against the four-decade rule of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi escalated into a full-fledged armed conflict.

Libyan Revolution


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