The standard palace coup can be recognized in all cultures around the world. Our collective history is littered with examples. Since humanity could record their history and share their rulers secrets. There have been countless individuals ranging from all social backgrounds to rise and seize a moment. A chance not always open to many. And the degree of difficulty is high and the few that do pull it off are the exception not the rule. And there are of course steps in each gain that is made to fully seize power. For the game of politics plays on like a three-thousand-year-old sphinx riddle. With each new generation solving its timeless rules. Let us look at some of my favorite all time palace coups in history.