Corsican Constitution

The Corsican Constitution of the short-lived Corsican republic was established in 1755 and in force until the annexation of Corsica by France in 1769. It was written in Italian language, the language of culture in Corsica until the end of XIX century.

Drafted by, amongst others, Pasquale Paoli the Corsican Constitution is the first codified national constitution of an independent republic in the modern age. Although it is relatively unknown compared to United States Constitution of 1787 and Polish-Lithuanian Constitution of 3rd May of 1791 it precedes all of them and was the forerunner of modern democracy founded on Enlightenment principles.

The Corsican Constitution introduced democracy to Corsica and a liberal political system; this was unique in Europe at that time. It also, for the first time in the history, gave women the right to vote.

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Annexation (Latin ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the legal incorporation of some territory into another geo-political entity (either adjacent or non-contiguous).
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Motto
Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
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"La Marseillaise"


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Filippo Antonio Pasquale di Paoli AKA Pascal Paoli (April 6, 1725 – February 5, 1807), was a Corsican patriot and leader, the leader of the first democratic republic of the modern age.
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codex (Latin for block of wood, book; plural codices) is a book in the format used for modern books, with separate pages normally bound together and given a cover.
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A constitution is a system for governance, often codified as a written document, that establishes the rules and principles of an autonomous political entity. In the case of countries, this term refers specifically to a national constitution defining the fundamental political
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Democracy describes small number of related forms of government. The fundamental feature is competitive elections. Competitive elections are usually seen to require freedom of speech (especially in political affairs), freedom of the press, and some degree of rule of law.
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Democracy describes small number of related forms of government. The fundamental feature is competitive elections. Competitive elections are usually seen to require freedom of speech (especially in political affairs), freedom of the press, and some degree of rule of law.
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Filippo Antonio Pasquale di Paoli AKA Pascal Paoli (April 6, 1725 – February 5, 1807), was a Corsican patriot and leader, the leader of the first democratic republic of the modern age.
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Sweden's Constitution of 1772 took effect through a bloodless coup d'état carried out by King Gustav III, establishing a brief absolute monarchy in Sweden. This was a response to perceived harm wrought upon Sweden by a half-century of parliamentarism during the country's "Age of
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