1971 Sudanese coup d'état
|1971 Sudanese coup d'état|
|Democratic Republic of Sudan||SCP|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Gaafar Nimeiry|| Maj. Hashem al Atta
Abdel Khaliq Mahjub
The 1971 Sudanese coup d'état was a short-lived communist-backed coup, led by Major Hashem al Atta, against the government of President Gaafar Nimeiry. The coup took place on 19 July 1971, toppling the government of Sudan, but was ultimately unsuccessful as the Nimeiry government was restored on 22 July.
The coup brought major changes in Sudan's foreign and domestic policies. In its aftermath, leading members of the Sudanese Communist Party were executed, and several communist-dominated trade unions were banned. In his foreign policy, Nimeiry expelled East German security advisers and denounced the Soviet Union and most of its European allies for their attitude to the attempted coup.
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