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Conspiracy (political)

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Conspiracy (political)

In a political sense, conspiracy refers to a group of persons united in the goal of usurping or overthrowing an established political power. Typically, the final goal is to gain power through a revolutionary coup d'état or through assassination.

A conspiracy is to be contrasted with a cabal. The two are similar but have quite different connotations; in contrast to a cabal, a conspiracy usually looks to overthrow a fixed power instead of usurping it from within.

Notable political conspiracies

Bye Plot, leads to the execution of Sir George Brooke
Shelling of Mainila, "False Flag" terrorism by USSR as pretext for Winter War
— Various CIA involvements in overseas coups d'état
Yellowcake forgery

See also


External links

  • Dark Conspiracies: Source for modern and classic conspiracy theories and discussion
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