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Were Western (French, US or other) powers involved in the coup against Captain Sankara of Burkina Faso?

SHORT ANSWER Although France (especially) had the means and the motive to support the 1987 coup, there is currently no conclusive evidence of French, US or other Western powers involvement. However, ...
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Is Wikipedia's identification of Lebed an error?

Yes, that is the same Lebed: Политикой заинтересовался в конце «перестройки»: в 1990 году был избран делегатом XXVIII съезда КПСС He became interested in politics at the end of Perestroika and in ...
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Why did the German Military and Police not intervene during the years of NSDAP ascend?

Very simplified, confidence in the democratic center deteriorated and the extreme edges, the Communists and the Nazis, grew. Many cops and soldiers sided with the Nazis. For much of the 20s and early ...
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Has there ever been an instance of a business attempting or succeed a coup?

This has happened several times between U.S. companies and Latin American countries. The United Fruit Company was a major player in a 1954 coup in Guatemala. A 1973 coup in Chile was allegedly ...
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Is Wikipedia's identification of Lebed an error?

Apparently an episode with Yakovlev, closely resembling the one described in Wikipedia, indeed took place, although characterization of Lebed as a communist hardliner (alongside Zyuganov, who would ...
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What exactly do eyewitness testimonies say about Hitler's behavior during the Munich Putsch?

On this occasion at least, Shirer’s account is probably not far from the truth although the language is perhaps a little subjective. Unfortunately, detailed records of witnesses seem to be thin on the ...
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Did Reza Shah Pehlavi know about Turkish offer to restore Ahmad Shah Qajar?

Depending on the date of this offer, an explanation could be made to why Reza Khan, future Palavi, did not take into account the offer of Ataturk as an agression. The putsch made by Reza Khan in 1921 ...
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Were Western (French, US or other) powers involved in the coup against Captain Sankara of Burkina Faso?

Based on what was said at the time, and what was done immediately after, the hits against him appear to be: He was a Marxist during the Cold War in a French-dominated area. He ticked off the ...
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Did Turkey invade Cyprus to keep the USSR out? Is there really CIA files that prove this for real?

3% of the island of Cyprus still belongs to the United Kingdom (it is not a lease, as it was never transferred to Cyprus upon independence), within which the largest British military installation ...
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What exactly do eyewitness testimonies say about Hitler's behavior during the Munich Putsch?

William L. Shirer should not be considerd a reliable historical source. A Quote from the wiki pages about his first book Berlin Diary , on which his second book was based: Shirer smuggled his ...
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History of "False Flag" Coups

What you're looking for is a self-coup I think? Wikipedia offers a small list of (alleged) examples. Some of the better examples: King Gyanendra of Nepal - 2005 Boris Yeltsin of Russia - 1993 ...
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The 2011 Libya action by France, UK, US was supported by a UN resolution - but was it subverted for regime change?

Your question can be broken down into several parts. Did the NATO-led coalition deliberately try to topple the Gaddafi regime? I think we can all agree on a "yes" to that one. In doing so, did they ...
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