Constitution of the Year XII (First French Republic)
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Diagram illustrating the classification of constitutions by Aristotle.
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The emphasis of the document is not so much on the basic laws by which the state was to be governed, such as one may expect from a modern constitution, but rather it was a highly Buddhist and Confucian document that focused on the morals and virtues that were to be expected of government officials and the emperor's subjects to ensure a smooth running of the state, where the emperor was to be regarded as the highest authority.

- Seventeen-article constitution

Japan's Seventeen-article constitution written in 604, reportedly by Prince Shōtoku, is an early example of a constitution in Asian political history.

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Constitution of the Year XII (First French Republic)

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