countercoup : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • 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.
  • The week of coup and countercoup apparently began with murder.
  • According to British intelligence, elements of the Soviet army and KGB actually rehearsed a coup (under the guise of a countercoup) in February of this year.
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  • 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 ...
    Aug. 19, 2013 - Zero Hedge

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