Later events have made such an explanation seem less persuasive, after the coup d'état at Sian in December, 1936.
This coup d'état was described as the suppression of a Royalist conspiracy.
This was called a coup d'état, and Louis Napoleon was then declared president for ten years.
The municipal council of Panama had met immediately after the coup d'état.
But now he became of age, and he resolved on what might be called a coup d'état, to get possession of the government.
The republic of letters is not to be mastered by a coup d'état.
This law was a coup d'état against electoral opinions and representative government.
The coup d'état they planned was helped forward by two events.
The Duke de Morny invested in building there a good deal of the money which he made by the coup d'état.
It was under these conditions that the Bolshevist coup d'état happened.
A quick and decisive seizure of governmental power by a strong military or political group. In contrast to a revolution, a coup d'état, or coup, does not involve a mass uprising. Rather, in the typical coup, a small group of politicians or generals arrests the incumbent leaders, seizes the national radio and television services, and proclaims itself in power. Coup d'état is French for “stroke of the state” or “blow to the government.”