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Absolute Monarchies in Europe

The world we live in today is largely governed through democracy and ensures constitutional rights to its citizens. The kings and queens we hear of hold little more than symbolic power.  But, that wasn’t always the case.  The European world, often lauded as a bastion of democracy today, was once ruled by absolute monarchies.  This …

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What Were the Twelve Tables of Rome?

In the late 1780s, after the United States had formally concluded peace with Britain and secured its independence, the lawmakers who formed the Second Continental Congress and issued the Declaration of Independence in 1776 faced new problems. The United States was now free of foreign oppression but needed a constitution and ancillary laws. The constitution …

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