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{February 2, 2011}   Early Democracies – The French Constitution of 1793

The French Constitution of 1793, also known as the Montagnard Constitution, was put in place to bring civil liberties to the people and instigated the First Republic of the French Revolution. Though it was suspended a few months later in favor of “revolutionary government . . . until the peace” as a result of the ongoing conflicts, the democratic ideologies that it laid out were an inspiration to the development later forms of democratic government.

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