In Russia, there have been times when the troublemakers came out on top, such as Lenin in 1917, Stalin in 1924, and Yeltsin in 1991.
U.S. political culture has generally been subtler than that, since public opinion here is more malleable (although the internet has become a game-changer in that regard).
Stalin like. Putin murdered his way to power and to keep it.
Trump was not so successful in his attempt on the 6th. Or in overthrowing the election result. But had he suceeded it would have been following in Putin's footsteps.