Germany arrests 25 in plot to overthrow government

Q: Police last Wednesday arrested 25 people suspected of plotting to use armed force to storm parliament, violently overthrow the government and make Germany a monarchy again. Where is Germany?

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Q: The alleged plotters are a collection of right-wing conspiracy theorists including QAnon followers and the “Reich citizen” movement, which believes Germany is run by a “deep state” government to be replaced with descendants of former German royal families. Germany threw out its monarchy after which war?

A. Franco-Prussian

B. World War I

C. World War II

D. Cold War

Q: Another hereditary monarchy lost power after it was defeated in World War I. Its capital was in Vienna, which also is the capital of what federal republic on Germany’s southeastern border?

A. Austria

B. Belguim

C. Luxembourg

D. Switzerland

Q: Besides recruiting current and former soldiers, police and politicians in his plot, authorities say Heinrich XIII raised money from other European aristocrats and also contacted diplomats from which of these countries that fought Germany in World War I?

A. Britain

B. France

C. Russia

D. United States

Q: On the same day Germany arrested the alleged plotters, an attempted coup d’etat was reported in what South American country?

A. Burkina-Faso

B. Guinea-Bissau

C. Peru

D. Sao Tome and Príncipe

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