Sudden and illegal seizures of power have the capacity to change world history.
'The Death of Julius Caesar' by Vincenzo Camuccini.
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1840 painting by François Bouchot that depicts Napoleon during the Coup of 18 Brumaire.
Princess Liliʻuokalani photographed in 1887, at Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in London.
Early Nazis gather during the Beer Hall Putsch.
Fidel Castro and his fellow revolutionaries.
Bombing of the presidential palace.