The Making of Europe's first Modern Constitution

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Many people may have thought that French Constitution was the first modern constitution in Europe but surprising to them it's their Eastern Europe neighbor Poland-Lithuanian Commonwealth who had theirs four months earlier than the French even if their revolution date back to 1789 but the first French Constitution came a little too late on September 1791.
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Polish Parliament adopted their constitution on the 3rd of May 1791,making them the first in Europe and second in the world only to the United States of America who adopted theirs in 1787.
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The Polish constitution was a constitution monarchy and it restricted some powers vested on noblemen who prior to that date had the power to singlehandedly veto a bill and can be bride to stop the progress for their selfish purpose, that veto (liberum veto) was also abolished along side other anti liberal powers of the noblemen.
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Due to the imperialistic ambition of polish neighbors (Russian Empire, Prussia and Austria) the constitution lost effect after polish defeat on 24 July 1972 and Poland was partitioned between them.

2 comments:

  1. I dind't know that polish Constitution was the first modern thing in the europe. impressive.

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