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The vision of the rebellious Greeks for a democratic and liberal state: The constitutions of the Greek Revolution and the first post-revolutionary constitutions

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The vision of the rebellious Greeks for a democratic and liberal state: The constitutions of the Greek Revolution and the first post-revolutionary constitutions

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13 March 2021

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The Greeks, from the beginning of their revolution, felt that there cannot be a state without a constitution. That is, the was a constituent element of the independence of the nation under revolt. The first period of the Greek constitutional history starts with the “Constitutions of the struggle”, namely the constitutions of Epidaurus (1822), Astros (1823) and Troizina (1827). They were democratic and liberal constitutions, but largely not implemented due to the war conditions. After the period of absolute monarchy, the 1844 Constitution marks the passage to constitutional monarchy, while with the establishment of the universality of the vote, Greece joined the constitutional vanguard of the time. The leading moment, however, is the transition from constitutional monarchy to crowned democracy with the 1864 Constitution, which establishes the people as the sovereign state organ.

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