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Title: Bangladesh: Anatomy of an Unsuccessful Military Coup
Authors: Khondker, H.H. 
Issue Date: 1986
Citation: Khondker, H.H. (1986). Bangladesh: Anatomy of an Unsuccessful Military Coup. Armed Forces and Society 13 (1) : 125-143. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: It is contended that knowledge of unsuccessful coups can be valuable in understanding successful coups. After discussing sociopolitical factors underlying coup initiatives in the Third World, a short-lived coup in Bangladesh that began 3 Nov 1975 is analyzed. A distinction is drawn between legality & legitimacy, suggesting that although all coups are illegal, they vary in the degree of legitimacy, & the question of legitimacy is crucial to a coup's success. The failure of the 3 Nov coup can be largely attributed to the failure of advancing legitimacy claims by the coup leaders - with fatal consequences. Modified HA.
Source Title: Armed Forces and Society
ISSN: 0095327X
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