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Government refers to the legislators, administrators, and arbitrators in the administrative bureaucracy who control a state at a given time, and to the system of government by which they are organized...
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1639
1.14.1639
The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
1659
5.25.1659
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
1854
3.31.1854
Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.
1919
4.10.1919
Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
1936
2.26.1936
In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
1945
3.6.1945
Communist-dominated government under Petru Groza assumes power in Romania.
1948
4.1.1948
Cold War: Berlin Airlift – Military forces, under direction of the Russian-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin. * 1948
1952
2.21.1952
The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free".
1955
2.8.1955
The Government of Sindh abolished Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
1956
10.23.1956
Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
1957
3.31.1957
Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
1979
7.19.1979
The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
1984
4.6.1984
Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
2004
4.8.2004
Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.