What Exactly is a Coup?

There is some disagreement.

Photo by Aubrey Hicks on Unsplash

In the wake of the incidents at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th, 2021, there has been some debate whether it was an attempted coup or “merely” a protest/election related violence. To prevent such incidents in the future and address the issues that caused it; it is important to understand fully and correctly categorize what happened.



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Michael Wilkins

Originally from the West Coast of Canada. Living and teaching in Kobe, Japan since 2000.