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  •  Or perhaps Turkey, where the military are arguably (0+ / 0-)

    … still the real authority, with de facto power to remove any civilian government not to their liking.
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    The military had a record of intervening in politics, removing elected governments four times in the past. Indeed, it assumed power for several periods in the latter half of the 20th century. It executed coups d'état in 1960 (27 May Coup), in 1971 (12 March Coup), and in 1980 (12 September Coup). Most recently, it maneuvered the removal of an Islamic-oriented prime minister, Necmettin Erbakan in 1997 (28 February Process).[44] The military executed the first democratically elected prime minister Adnan Menderes.[45]

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:03:53 AM PST

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