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Countries that were Ruled by Military Juntas (Dictatorships)

Can you name the countries OUTSIDE of Africa and Latin America that have been ruled by a military junta?
Only countries outside of Africa and Latin America!
Some countries no longer exist; typing modern equivalent will work
Quiz by interopia
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Last updated: February 15, 2022
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First submittedMay 15, 2017
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Years
Country
1870-1871
France
1909-1910, 1922-1924, 1925-1926, 1933, 1936-1941, 1967-1974
Greece
1918-1920
Russia
1923-1930, 1936-1975
Spain
1926-1933
Portugal
1926-1935, 1981-1983
Poland
1933-1935, 1937-1938, 1949-1950, 1952-1953, 1958-1963, 1963-1979
Iraq
1934-1935, 1944-1946
Bulgaria
1949, 1951-1954, 1961-1972
Syria
1953-1957, 1978-1979
Iran
1958-1971, 1977-1988, 1999-2008
Pakistan
1959-1973, 2014-present
Thailand
1960-1961, 1971-1973, 1980-1983
Turkey
1961-1963, 1980
South Korea
1962-1967, 1974-1982
North Yemen
1962-1974, 1988-2011
Myanmar
1963-1967
South Vietnam
1965-1986
Philippines
1967-1998
Indonesia
2006-2014
Fiji
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Level 75
May 15, 2017
What do you think about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge?
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Level 83
May 15, 2017
This is a good point, but I don't find any references to the Khmer Rouge being classified as a junta or military dictatorship.
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Level 65
May 16, 2017
The Lon Nol regime in Cambodia 1970-75 is more like a classic military dictatorship
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Level 58
May 16, 2017
what about ziaur rehman's rule in bangladesh? he was the lt. gen. of bangladesh army and became president.
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Level 83
Oct 30, 2018
General Eisenhower became president in the US, but that doesn't make it a junta.
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2020
Russia surprises me a bit in this quiz. If you refer to the communist regime, I cannot see real reason why 1918-1920 should be separated from 1918-1991. If you refer to the monarchist generals that fought the bolsheviks (and lost), they never ruled but parts of Russia.
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Level 83
Apr 18, 2020
Listed on Wikipedia but without a source. I bet it is referring to the latter.