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A junta or military junta (/ˈhʊntə/ or /ˈʌntə/) 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. Sometimes it becomes a military dictatorship, though the terms are not synonymous.[Clarification needed]

Well-known military juntasEdit

Country Years Name / link
Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 1932–1973
1976–1980
1991–1992
2006–2008
Mixed military-run governments
Aftermath of 6 October 1976
National Peace Keeping Council
Council for National Security
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 1966–1979
1983–1998
Military juntas
Flag of Greece (1970-1975).svg Greece 1967–1974 Regime of the Colonels
Flag of Peru.svg Peru 1968–1980 Dictatorial military government
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 1930
1969
Provisional military junta
Military junta
Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia 1970–1971
1980–1982
Military juntas
Flag of Chile.svg Chile 1973–1990 Government Junta
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 1974–1976 National Salvation Junta
Flag of Ethiopia 1975.gif Ethiopia 1974–1987 Derg
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1976–1983 National Reorganization Process
Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador 1979–1982 Revolutionary Government Junta
Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia 1980–1986 People's Redemption Council
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 1981–1983 Military Council of National Salvation
Flag of Myanmar (1974–2010).svg Burma 1988–2011 State Peace and Development Council
Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti 1991–1994 Cédras Junta
Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 2008–2009 Abdel Aziz junta
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 2011–2012 Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

Unsuccessful military juntasEdit

Countries currently with juntasEdit

See alsoEdit

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