Coup d’etat in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Coup d’etat

a sudden and typically violent overthrow of an established government by revolutionaries

Examples of Coup d’etat in a sentence

France used to be under a very different type of rule, but revolutionaries carried out a coup d-etat and overthrew the standing government.  🔊

A coup d’etat is usually violent since they are generally carried out by angry and disgruntled rebels or revolutionaries.  🔊

Many governments take time to collapse, but a government can fall in a single day or night if the country experiences a coup d’etat by a military force.  🔊

In order for a coup d’etat to be successful, the rebels must have enough military might to overthrow whatever strength the government has.  🔊

The country was ruled by a dictator until its disgruntled people carried out a coup d’etat with the assistance of dissident military forces.  🔊

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