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Gaddafi Takes Power

September 5, 1969

While Libyan King Idris is in Turkey for an operation, Muammar Gaddafi leads a group of junior military officers in a bloodless coup. Gaddafi goes on to establish the Libyan Arab Republic (later called the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab … Continue reading

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Il Duce Takes Over

January 3, 1925

  Benito Mussolini “Il Duce” proclaims dictatorial powers over Italy.

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