The Cline Center Coup D’état Project team is very pleased to release a new dataset that documents 943 attempts to overthrow one or more of the branches of a national government in 136 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. These data describe the coup itself--who was involved, and whether they succeeded--as well as the fate of the targeted leaders. The new data represents a substantial improvement over our previous release, and now covers the period 1945-2019. Over the last five years, a dedicated team of professional staff and students developed the software, data, and performed the fact-checking required to produce a comprehensive, accurate dataset.
You can learn more about the project on our website, and you can access detailed documentation and the data itself at the Illinois Data Bank.