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6 Fascinating Coups That Have Shaken the World

Sudden and illegal seizures of power have the capacity to change world history.

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  • Defendants in the Beer Hall Putsch trial, 1924.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The Assassination of Julius Caesar

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  • 'The Death of Julius Caesar' by Vincenzo Camuccini.

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Coup of 18 Brumaire

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  • 1840 painting by François Bouchot that depicts Napoleon during the Coup of 18 Brumaire.

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The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom

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  • Princess Liliʻuokalani photographed in 1887, at Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in London.

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The Beer Hall Putsch

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  • Early Nazis gather during the Beer Hall Putsch.

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The Cuban Revolution

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  • Fidel Castro and his fellow revolutionaries.

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1973 Chilean Coup D'état

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  • Bombing of the presidential palace.

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