What Does JUNTA Mean?

What Does JUNTA Mean?

Perhaps you have recently seen the word and wondered “what does it mean?”

The word comes from Spanish. The video gives a clear definition and then, through 3 illustrated sentence examples, demonstrates the meaning in various contexts.

Here is a transcript of the video: What Does JUNTA Mean?

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The word JUNTA comes from Spanish and means:

an unelected group, usually military officers, that rules a country after taking power by force

British – junta
American – hoonta

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The Phoenix rising from its flames and the silhouette of a soldier bearing a rifle was the emblem of the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974.

Note: The Greek Junta was also known as The Regime of the Colonels.

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The board game Junta, is a game of bluffing and power, in which players assume the roles of various office holders in the ruling junta.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) halted payments to Myanmar after the military junta seized control in February 2021.

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So remember, the word JUNTA usually refers to group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power.

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Other examples in the news:

The junta now ruling the country rejects accusations by rights groups that it is responsible for atrocities that the United Nations has said could amount to crimes against humanity.
Source: Reuters

Thailand’s government, at the time led by a military junta, became very protective of the story, barring unauthorized access to the Wild Boars or their parents.
Source: Seattle Times

During campaigning before national elections in Myanmar last year, Alphabet took down two YouTube channels that it said it were linked to influence operations supporting the party that was formed by the former military junta.
Source: New York Times

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