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Discussion in 'World History' started by Henri Christophe, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Patine

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    The United States was not created from a slave revolt. In fact, they were stilling brutally putting them down for the first over 70 years of their independent existence (Nat Turner's Rebellion, for example).
     
  2. Snowygerry

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    Actually, the Republic of the 7 United Netherlands was first among modern republics,

    1581 or 1588 depending on you ask :)

    http://www.self.gutenberg.org/articles/eng/Dutch_republic
     
  3. Patine

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    Actually, the Venetian Republic, the Genoan Republic, the Florentine Republic, the Republic of Pisa, the Novgorod Republic, the Commonwealth of Iceland, the 11-year Commonwealth and Protectorate of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and (though this last one only by 10 years) the short-lived Vermont Republic, as well as the Republic of San Marino, the oldest extant, continuous Republic in the world, established in the 13th Century when the people of this tiny nation overthrew the monastery that previously ruled them. And many of the de facto independent Hanseatic City-States along the Rhine and the Baltic Coast in the dying days of the Holy Roman Empire and also during the German Confederation were effectively Republics. So, no, @Henri Christophe, the U.S. and Haiti as the 1st and 2nd oldest Republic in the modern world is WAY, WAY OFF!
     
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  4. The Civs 6

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    Republic is a vague world. Res Publica, the business of the people. A government that is committed to the so-called public interest. Unlike a monarchy, which is a situation where the entire government apparatus exists to serve a single person/family.
     
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