A coup d' etat took place in Thailand on 9-19-06. When the royal army staged against the elected government. Thailand's first non- constitutional change of government. wikipedia

Coup D'etat

Is a term referring to a sudden overthrow of the government in power, usually by the military or militia force.

Many governments have used this strategy to get power. Anther name of the Coup is Putsch
A coup d'etat can be compared to a rebellion or revolution, because they are both the same concepts. When the people are dissatisfied with the current government, they decide to overthrow it. If whoever is instigating the coup (usually the military) is successful, the current government surrenders, and it is either replaced by a new civil government or by a military government.
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