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    Only Needs a Beat

    He's highly unlikely to just give it up and go into exile someplace. He will probably use whatever he has to crush this, which takes this in a very painful and very dangerous direction.

    I think the question largely becomes, as with all such situations now, to what degree the military as a whole backs away from him or keeps supporting him against the rebellion.

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