The Graphic Truth: Coups ain’t what they used to be
The recent coup in Myanmar has ended — at least for now — the country's brief experiment with democracy. But the power grab, in which civilian leader and Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was deposed, comes as coup attempts around the globe in recent decades have become both less common and less successful. That's partly because the end of the Cold War diminished outside superpowers' interest in backing the overthrow of elected governments they didn't like. Here's a look at the historical record.