A military junta is government by a committee of military leaders. The term derives from the Spanishjunta meaning committee, specifically a board of directors. It originally referred to an executive body that came to power after a military coup in 20th century Latin America. Often it becomes a military dictatorship, though the terms are not synonymous. A committee is a (relatively) small group that can serve one of several functions: Governance: in organizations too large for all the members to participate in decisions affecting the organization as a whole, a committee (such as a Board of Directors) is given the power to make decisions. ... In relation to a company, a director is an officer (that is, someone who works for the company) charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... A coup détat, or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... A military dictatorship is a form of government wherein the political power resides with the military; it is similar but not identical to a stratocracy, a state ruled directly by the military. ...
Well-known military juntas
Nigerian Military Juntas of (1966–1979) and (1983–1998)
Greek Military Junta (1967–1974) also called "The Regime of the Colonels"
Categories: Military dictatorship | Military stubs | Politics stubs The Algiers putsch (or Generals putsch) took place on 23 April 1961 in the midst of the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962). ...
In modern English usage, junta (pronounced HUN-ta or HOON-ta) typically refers to a militarydictatorship, particularly the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional, the infamous militarydictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983.
In the history of Spain, junta was the name chosen by several local administrations forming in Spain during the Peninsula War as a patriotic alternative to the official administration topped by the French invaders.
Junta is an album by the popular US band Phish (though pronounced jun-tah as if it were originally an English word).
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