„To put on the garment of legitimacy is the first aim of every coup.“

—  Barbara Tuchman, p. 399
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Barbara Tuchman
1912 - 1989

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„… I hate them. Them and their false democracy, their false liberty, their imperialism conducted in the name of christian civilisation, their coups, like the coup which they started against me...“

—  Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian King 1922 - 2012
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