Synonyms Of putsch


Definition Of putsch


a violent attempt to overthrow a government.

In Caracas, the elected president is a Castroite who earlier attempted a beer-hall putsch and is busily immiserating his middle class.

Example Of putsch

  • A country whose holidays and putsches all take place in beer halls can't be all bad.

  • August 19, 1991, was the date of the anti-democratic putsch in Moscow.

  • De Gaulle became president of France in 1958, following a putsch by French settlers and the military in Algeria.

  • Following the military putsch in 1980 the system took on a further dimension.

  • Hitler did not come to power through a putsch , but through the ballot-box.

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