List of political conspiracies

This is a list of political conspiracies. In a political context, a conspiracy refers to a group of people united in the goal of damaging, usurping, or overthrowing an established political power. Typically, the final goal is to gain power through a revolutionary coup d'état or through assassination. A conspiracy can also be used for infiltration of the governing system.


See also


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  3. "The assassination of Julius Caesar, 44 BC". 2004.
  4. "The Pisonian Conspiracy".
  5. "The pazzi conspiracy".
  6. "The year of Lucretia d'Este, Duchess of Ferrara".
  7. "Plots against Elizabeth I". 29 January 2010.
  8. "Queen Elisabeth I". 2015-02-08.
  9. "The Babington Plot".
  10. "Anthony Babington and the Babington Plot".
  11. Francis Edwards, The succession, bye and main plots of 1601-1603 (2006).
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  13. "The Gunpowder plot of 1605".
  14. Sciberras, Sandro. "Maltese History - E. The Decline of the Order of St John In the 18th Century" (PDF). St. Benedict College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2015.
  15. "Anjala Manor".
  16. Stephen F. Jones, "Russian imperial administration and the Georgian nobility: the Georgian conspiracy of 1832." Slavonic and East European Review 65.1 (1987): 53-76. Online
  17. "The Death of President Lincoln, 1865".
  18. "The Family Plot to Kill Lincoln". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  19. "Emile Zola writes to Alfred Dreyfus at the height of the Dreyfus affair".
  20. Vladimir Dedijer, The road to Sarajevo (1966) pp 285-315.
  21. Heaven, Will (2013-10-08). "Top political conspiracy theories".
  22. Hans Schafranek, Natalia Musienko, "The Fictitious 'Hiter-Jugend' of the Moscow NKVD" in: Barry McLoughlin, Kevin McDermott (Eds.), Stalin's Terror: High Politics and Mass Repression in the Soviet Union. Palgrave MacMillan (2003), p. 208ff. ISBN 1-4039-0119-8. Retrieved November 24, 2011
  23. "The Valkyrie Conspiracy".
  24. "The 20 July bomb plot - a summary". 20 July 2010.
  25. "The July bomb plot".
  26. Roberts, Sam (2014-09-29). "Espionage Threatened the Manhattan Project, Declassified Report Says". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  27. "Spies Who Spilled Atomic Bomb Secrets". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  28. Hasan Zaheer, The times and trial of the Rawalpindi conspiracy 1951: the first coup attempt in Pakistan (1998)
  29. Mark J. Gasiorowski, "The 1953 coup d'etat in Iran." International Journal of Middle East Studies 19.3 (1987): 261-286.
  30. "Israel Military Intelligence: The Lavon Affair".
  31. "What was the Watergate Scandal?".
  32. "Hunger strikes and the Brighton bomb". 18 March 1999.
  33. "A strange but true tale of voter fraud and bioterrorism". 10 June 2014.
  34. "The Iran Contra Affair 1986–1987".
  35. "Iran contra affair".
  36. "Chapter 1.1: 'We Have Some Planes': Inside the Four Flights" (PDF), 9/11 Commission Report, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, 2004
  37. Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada, and Evangelos Koutronas. "Terrorist attack assessment: Paris November 2015 and Brussels March *2016." Journal of Policy Modeling 38.3 (2016): 553-571. online

Further reading

  • Burnett, Thom. Conspiracy Encyclopedia: The Encyclopedia of Conspiracy Theories (2006)
  • Critchlow, Donald T., John Korasick, Matthew C. Sherman, eds. Political Conspiracies in America: A Reader (2008) online
  • Coward, Barry, and Julian Swann. Conspiracies and conspiracy theory in early modern Europe: from the Waldensians to the French revolution (Routledge, 2017).
  • Dean, Jodi. Aliens in America: Conspiracy Culture from Outerspace to Cyberspace(Cornell University Press, 1998).
  • Knight, Peter, ed. Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia (2003)
  • Lewis, Jon E. The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups: The 100 Most Terrifying Conspiracies of All Time (2008) excerpt
  • Newton, Michael, ed. Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia (2 vol ABC-CLIO, 2014), covers 266 assassinations and attempted assassinations of world political leaders from 465 BCE to 2012.
  • Newton, Michael, ed. The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories (2005)
  • Sifakis, Carl. Encyclopedia of Assassinations (Facts on File 2001),
  • Wood, Gordon. “Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style: Causality and Deceit in the Eighteenth Century.” William and Mary Quarterly 39 (1982): 401–41. online US history
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