GERMANY: Crown & Gutter

It was noticed last week that someone has stolen the German Constitution of 1849 out of the Library of the Reichstag —not a copy but the original document. "The theft seems to have been committed quite a long time ago," apologized a Reichstag librarian, "but as soon as it was discovered, today, the police were told at once."

Germany's present Constitution is that of 1919, the "Weimar Constitution" which set up the German Republic.

Wilhelm II ruled as German Kaiser under the Constitution of 1871, remodelled from the Constitution of 1867,...

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