01. In January of 1937, 13 leading Communists were sentenced to death for taking part in a plot, allegedly led by Leon Trotsky, to [overthrow] the Soviet government, and kill its leaders.
02. The general population seems to support the coup which [overthrew] the government.
03. A military coup financed by the U.S. government resulted in the [overthrow] of the democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile.
04. Chile's democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende was [overthrown] during a CIA-backed coup led by Augusto Pinochet.
05. In 1964, one month after Zanzibar became independent, the ruling government was [overthrown] in a coup.
06. The former military dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin, was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia after his government was [overthrown].
07. A 40-year rebel campaign to [overthrow] the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s.
08. The spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, returned to his country from exile in France after the [overthrow] of the Shah.
09. The rebel movement in Colombia lacks the military strength or popular support necessary to [overthrow] the government.
10. Key Opposition members were arrested for allegedly plotting to [overthrow] the government.
11. The American government is hoping the Northern Alliance will be able to [overthrow] the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
12. In December 1978, a large Vietnamese army swept into Cambodia, and [overthrew] the regime of Pol Pot.
13. In 1973, Chile's government was [overthrown] by a dictatorial military regime led by Augusto Pinochet.
14. Opposition leaders say the attacks against their supporters will only strengthen their resolve to [overthrow] the military dictatorship.
15. During a violent revolt in 1989, the Romanian people [overthrew] their dictatorship government.
16. The rebel movement in Colombia doesn't have the military strength or popular support necessary to [overthrow] the government.
17. It is important that the international community monitor the situation in the country during the period of transition following the [overthrow] of the military regime.
18. Sun Tzu once suggested that the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he [overthrows] their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.
19. In 1521, Hernando Cortez [overthrew] the Aztec Empire and captured Montezuma, its ruler.

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