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Military juntas

A junta or military junta ( or ) is a government led by a committee of military leaders. The term derives from the Spanish word junta, meaning committee or meeting; specifically a board of directors.

Well-known military juntas

Country Years Name
Thailand
1933 Untitled junta
led by Phraya Phahol Pholphayuhasena
1947 National Military Council
led by Phin Choonhavan
1948 Untitled junta
led by Plaek Phibunsongkhram
1950 Provisional Administrative Council
led by Plaek Phibunsongkhram (self-coup)
1957 Military Council for National Defence
led by Sarit Thanarat
1958 Revolutionary Council
led by Sarit Thanarat
1971 Revolutionary Council
led by Thanom Kittikachorn (self-coup)
1976 National Administrative Reform Council
led by Sangad Chaloryu
1977 National Administrative Reform Council
led by Sangad Chaloryu
1991 National Peacekeeping Council
led by Sunthorn Kongsompong
2006 Council for National Security
led by Sonthi Boonyaratglin
2014 National Council for Peace and Order
led by Prayuth Chan-ocha
South Korea 1961–1963 Supreme Council for National Reconstruction
Nigeria 1966–1979
1983–1998
Military juntas
Greece 1967–1974 "Regime of the Colonels"
Peru 1968–1980 Dictatorial military government
Brazil 1930
1969
Provisional military junta
Military junta
Somalia 1969–1991 Supreme Revolutionary Council
Bolivia 1970–1971
1980–1982
Military juntas
Chile 1973–1990 Government Junta
Portugal 1926–1933 National Dictatorship
1974–1976 National Salvation Junta
Ethiopia 1974–1987 Derg
Argentina 1976–1983 National Reorganization Process
El Salvador 1979–1982 Revolutionary Government Junta
Liberia 1980–1986 People's Redemption Council
Poland 1981–1983 Military Council of National Salvation
Burma 1988–2011 State Peace and Development Council
Haiti 1991–1994 Cédras Junta
Fiji 2006–2014 Bainimarama Junta
Mauritania 2008–2009 Abdel Aziz junta
Egypt 2011–2012 Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
Central African Republic 2013–2014 Djotodia rule
Madagascar 2009–2014 High Transitional Authority

Unsuccessful military juntas

Countries currently with juntas

  • Burkina Faso (since 2014)
  • Thailand (since 2014)

See also

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