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junta

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
juntajun‧ta /ˈdʒʌntə, ˈhʊntə/ noun [countable]  PGGOVERENMENTa military government that has gained power by using force
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juntaWhen the group who has taken power is from the military, this council-type group is called a junta.The guard was outfitted like a junta general.The country was ruled by a military junta from 1974 until 1982.On 6 March the junta ordered the chiefs of staff to make detailed preparations.All the opponents of the junta have been murdered or imprisoned.Civil servants' wages and social services have been cut, while the junta has spent more on defense.The junta that overthrew the old Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974 brutally eliminated the tiny, rich and greedy elite around him.
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