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noun 
  1. An overthrow of a government that is considered an illegitimate regime by external force (especially military might), and its replacement with a new government according to the concept of political legitimacy promoted by that force.
  2. A war promoting such a change.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: regime verandering
  • French: changement de régime
  • German: Regimeí¤nderung
  • Italian: cambiamento di regime
  • Spanish: cambio del régimen
Etymology: Coined by U.S. President w:Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton and popularized by his Presidential successor w:George W. Bush, George W. Bush in reference to the regime of w:Saddam Hussein, Saddam Hussein.


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