What Is A Coup d’État And How Common Are They?

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In 2014, there were more than five coups d’état in countries attempted around the world, some of them successful. What exactly is a coup d’état and can it ever be good for a country?

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Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
“…The Congress declares that a principal objective of the foreign policy of the United States is the encouragement and sus­tained support of the people of developing countries in their efforts to acquire the knowledge and resources essential to development and to build the economic, political, and social institutions which will improve the quality of their lives.”

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