Prepositions after "overthrow"

"overthrow by" or "overthrow in"?

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    In 54% of cases overthrow by is used
    Gaddafi was overthrown by the Libyan people.
    In 1991 President Barre was overthrown by opposing clans.
    It was subsequently controlled through political means when Bhutto's government was overthrown by Gen Zia.
    The Buhari government was peacefully overthrown by the SMC's third-ranking member, Army Chief of Staff Maj.
    Empire's Workshop by Greg Grandin (Henry Holt &; Company, 2006) and overthrow by Strephen Kinzer, (Times Books, 2006).
    Science evolves over time, the theory seemly perfect now may be overthrown by a better, more seamless theory in the future.
    Indeed, if such an alliance had acted decisively to defend Czechoslovakia in 1938, Hitler might even have been overthrown by his own military.
    Kopare and his warriors fought hard to keep their homes and mana intact but were finally overthrown by the might of these Ngati Kahungunu warriors.
    He returned to Ghana in March 1966 after Kwame Nkrumah's government was overthrown by the military, and was appointed as the Chairman of the National Advisory Committee of the NLC.

    In 40% of cases overthrow in is used
    Zelaya, whose pro-poor policies outraged the Honduran elite and US corporations, was overthrown in a June 28 military coup and exiled to Costa Rica.
    The two parties were coalition partners before the Nawaz Sharif-led government was overthrown in a bloodless coup by General Pervez Musharraf in October 1999.
    President Manuel Zelaya, who was overthrown in a June 28 military coup, is bunkered down in the Brazilian embassy, after secretly re-entering the country on September 21.

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