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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-24-13 11:09 AM
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Question: What did BBC Radio 4 air on Monday, July 23, 2007
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The Whitehouse Coup

Monday 23 July 2007

Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen


The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bushs Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.

Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/document/document_2...

My question for BBC: Was the purposeof the coup really to beat the Great Depression, or was it to halt FDR's New Deal?
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