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 Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen
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Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen
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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 Bush’s 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.
Document: The White House Coup, 1933
Mike Thomson presents the series using documentary evidence to throw new light on past events.
2/3. The White House Coup
As the Great Depression gripped the US during the 1930s, some of Wall Street's most famous names plotted to replace the new liberal-minded president Franklin Delano Roosevelt with a fascist leader.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007tbs0

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