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  • n. Plural form of countercoup.

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Examples

  • Following two decades of coups, countercoups, a brief union with Egypt, and chronic political instability, Defense Minister Hafez al-Assad seized power in 1970 and ruled until his death in 2000.

    Stephen Zunes: Unarmed Resistance Still Syria's Best Hope

  • There were coups, countercoups, boycotts, journals started up to publish stuff that couldn't get published in the extant journals.

    Michael Mann Exonerated

  • And the “Pottery Barn Rule”—“you break it, you own it”—grabbed America by the throat, with a succession of seven coups and countercoups in just the following year.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon Bolivar, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups.

    Bolivia

  • As a consequence the then President of Ecuador was deposed and the country suffered through political convulsions that saw four heads of state installed and quickly replaced through coups or countercoups in a period of four years.

    Cecilia Alvear: Martians Land in Quito

  • BoliviaBolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups.

    Background

  • Background: Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups.

    Bolivia

  • Meanwhile, various coups and countercoups roiled the political life of Iraq, including one that brought the pan-Arab socialists of the Baath Party to power for nine months in 1963.

    The Accuser

  • What with coups, countercoups, one-party government, and now multi-party democracy.

    CNN Transcript Mar 10, 2007

  • Finally, in 1997, the rumors led to a quiet street in Laurelton, Queens, near the heart of the Haitian community, where for years exiles had hoped to shed the weight of their history — a history of never-ending coups and countercoups — and where Constant could be seen sitting on the porch of the white-stucco house he shared with his aunt and mother.

    Giving "The Devil" His Due

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