countercoup countercoup

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat

Usage(s):

  1. He brusquely de posed General George Zoitakis, who had been Regent and acting head of state since King Constantine fled the country following an unsuccessful countercoup.
  2. The week of coup and countercoup apparently began with murder.
  3. The initial revolt was bloodless, but the countercoup was a running battle that littered the streets of Khartoum with dead and crowded its hospitals with wounded.

News

  • Mubarak Is Back

    The man whom the Muslim Brotherhood deposed with the assistance of the CIA following the first Egyptian coup in 2011 - former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak - is about to be return to the public scene, and perhaps to power (as we predicted in March 2011 in a tried and true Thermidorian Reaction fashion) now that the Muslim Brotherhood itself has been overthrown in the recent countercoup. And ...
    on August 19, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

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