Top 10 Military Coups

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6. Military Coup in Bangladesh


It happened on the 15th of August, 1975 when the President Sheikh Muibur Rehman was assassinated and his entire family escaped to Germany. The officers of the Bangladesh Army led by Major Syed Faruqe Rehman and Major Rashid were over thrown by another coup on the 3rd of November 1975.


7. Military Coup in Argentina


Revolucion Argentina was established by General Juan Carlos Ongania as de facto president and was supported by several other leaders in the General Confederation of Labor. Military regime was in Argentina from 1966 to 1973.


8. Military Coup in Thailand


It took place on 19th September 2006, when the Royal Thai Army went against the elected government caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. This was Thailand’s first major military coup and Thaksin with his allies had a year long battle before the coup.


9. Military Coup in Chile


It took place on 11th September ,1973 was a watershed event in the history of Chile. The Government of President Salvador Allende was overthrown by the military and had closed the radio and television stations and bombed the remaining active stations.


10. Military Coup in Fiji


It happened in December 2006 with Religion playing the major role and the majority of ethnic Fijians belonging to the Methodist Church while the other majority of Indians were Hindu. The coup took place in want of equal rights for both the majority of religions.

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