There are many countries where the army has played or still plays an important and even a predominant role in political life. The circumstances under which the army comes to power obviously differ from country to country, as do the institutions and policies they usher in. Regardless of the particular characteristics of the army’s place and role in a country’s political system, it is apparent that, in every case, the political systems they have established are authoritarian in nature. Although this article will only discuss the place and role of the army in the...
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