3 May Constitution Day (also 3rd May National Holiday; Polish: Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja)

May 1st, 2019 by

The Constitution of 3 May 1791 is considered one of the most important achievements in the history of Poland, despite being in effect for only a year, until the Russo-Polish War of 1792. Historian Norman Davies calls it “the first constitution of its type in Europe”; other scholars also refer to it as the world’s second oldest constitution.[a][1][2][3][4] The 3 May Constitution was…

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