Military Coups: Napoleon Bonaparte to Mohamed Bozaoum, famous coups in history | Oneindia News

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A coup d'état, known more simply as a coup, is the seizure and removal of a government and its powers. It comes from the French phrase meaning a "stroke of state" or "blow of state". These transfers of power are illegal and, often violent. The transfer of power is typically given to a political faction, rebel group, the military, or a dictator. We know many of these dictators well: Adolf Hitler, Muammar Gaddafi, Francisco Franco, Idi Amin. In recent times, there have been military coups in Pakistan and Niger. Here's a look at some history-changing military coups and the men who led them.