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  • The Constitution of Canada was written in 1867 as the British North America Act. This year is also the birth of Canada, which was founded when four British colonies in North America decided to unite and form a single, self-governing confederation under the British Crown.&nbs...

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  • The Kingdom of Denmark is both a monarchy and a democracy. 
  • As a constitutional monarchy, the power of the monarch is limited by the Constitutional Act of the Kingdom of Denmark, which dates back to 1849. The Constitutional Act is the most important piece of leg...

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  • The Swiss Federal Constitution was first written on September 12, 1848, and it established the Swiss Federal State. 
  • Switzerland was heavily influenced by the United States Constitution as well as the ideals of the French Revolution

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  • The Constitution of Luxembourg was first written in 1841, just two years after Luxembourg became a sovereign nation. 
  • The current Constitution dates to 1868 and it was last amended in 2016.
  • Luxembourg’s Constitution describes the

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  • The Constitution of Belgium was approved on February 7, 1831 after the National Congress first gathered in November of the previous year to begin discussions of establishing a new government. 
  • While the Belgian Constitution is an original document, it wa...

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  • The Constitution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands dates back to around 1814 or 1815 and has been amended a few times. 
  • The first major revision happened in 1848 and established a system of parliamentary democracy. The current version of the Dutch Consti...

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  • The Constitution of Norway or Kongeriget Norges Grundlov was adopted on May 17, 1814 and is one of the oldest existing constitutions in the world. 
  • It was founded on the principles of the sovereignty of the people; the separation of powers; and ...

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  • Although the Constitution of San Marino is technically older, the Poland’s Constitution of 3 May 1791 is generally considered the world’s second oldest modern constitution and the oldest in Europe.
  • The 1791 Constitution set out to establish a more effective constitut...

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  • The United States Constitution is often considered the oldest constitution in the world. It was the first permanent constitution of its kind and influenced the constitutions of several other countries.
  • The United States Constitution was ratified on June 21, 1...

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  • The Constitution of San Marino dates all the way back to 1600 and has been in continuous use since then, making it the oldest constitution in the world. 
  • The country’s Constitution is uncodified, which means that not all of its elements are law ...

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