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coup d'État (and coup, in short), is the sudden, unconstitutional deposition of a legitimate government, by a small group of the State Establishment — usually the military — to replace the deposed government, with another government, either civil or military. A coup d’État succeeds when the usurpers establish their legitimacy if the attacked government fail to thwart them — either by allowing their (strategic, tactical, political) consolidation, or receiving the deposed government’s surrender, or the acquiescence of the populace and the non-participant military forces, or a combination thereof. Typically, a coup d’État uses the extant government’s power to assume political control of the country. In the book Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook, military historian Edward Luttwak says: “A coup consists of the infiltration of a small, but critical, segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder”, thus, armed force (either military or paramilitary) is not a defining feature of a coup d’État.