Countries that have had the most coups

Name the countries of the world that have had at least five coups d'état (overthrow of government by force) since the start of the 20th century.
Measured by number of successful coups, but number of failed/aborted coup attempts are also displayed.
Includes self-coups.
Does not include planned coups that were never put into action.
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Successful coups
Failed coups
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19
0
Paraguay
16
1
Haiti
14
0
Bolivia
12
3
Brazil
11
9
Thailand
9
12
Greece
9
0
Syria
8
2
Afghanistan
7
3
Burkina Faso
7
0
Peru
6
5
Argentina
6
2
Nigeria
6
2
Sudan
6
0
Honduras
6
0
Iraq
6
0
Mauritania
6
0
South Korea
5
5
Philippines
5
3
Bangladesh
5
1
Burundi
5
1
Benin
5
1
Comoros
5
1
Ethiopia
5
1
Ghana
5
0
Central African Republic
5
0
Ecuador
5
0
El Salvador
5
0
Romania
5
0
Sierra Leone
5
0
Uganda
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Aug 9, 2019
Please note it was quite difficult to give precise numbers for 'successful' or 'failed' coups in some cases, so there may be errors. Quite a few countries narrowly miss being on this list. Also there are some countries that have had a lot of failed coup attempts but few or no successful coups (such as Japan with 9 attempts but none successful, so far...)