A coup d'état (/;
French: blow o state; plural: coups d'état), an aa kent as a coup, a putsch, or an owerthrow, is the sudden an illegal seizur o a govrenment,
 uisually instigatit bi a smaa group o the existin state establishment—typically the militar—tae depose the established govrenment an replace it wi a new rulin body, ceevil or militar. A coup d'état is considered successfu when the
usurpers establish thair dominance. When the coup neither fails completely nor succeeds, a
ceevil war is a likely consequence.