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See the main article for this category, Coup d'état.


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A coup d'état is a sudden seizure of government power in a state, by a group seeking to depose the current ruling body and replace it with a new one. Failed coup attempts count, since they are often trial runs for successful coup attempts.

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But a failed coup is practice for a successful coup.
      – Timothy Snyder, historian and author of the book, "On Tyranny"