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100 Years of the Constitution of the Pri

100 Years of the Constitution of the Principality of Liechtenstein (1921-2021) (2021) Special stamp MiNr. 2020-2022 - Series on First Day Cover - FDC
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"Freedom" (face value: CHF 0.85), "Peace" (face value: CHF 1.00) and "Democracy" (face value: CHF 1.50) are the three special stamps issued by Philately Liechtenstein to mark the 100th anniversary of the Constitution of the Principality of Liechtenstein. In high-quality metallic printing and foil stamping, they have a modern and forward-looking design, but also build a bridge to the past as they show an excerpt from the original edition of the Constitution of 1921.

The emergence of political parties in Liechtenstein after 1914 brought with it the call for a reform of the monarchical state. Especially after the collapse of the monarchy in Germany and Austria and what was known as the Liechtenstein November coup d'état in 1918, the monarchical idea of the state in the form of the constitution of 1862 was no longer viable.

During negotiations in September 1920, the forces of reform agreed with representatives of Prince Johann II on what were known as the Castle Agreements that created a basis for a draft constitution. The new constitution of 1921 finally defined the principality as a constitutional hereditary monarchy on a democratic and parliamentary basis with the powers of the state resting with the Prince and the people.

Issue
3 2021
Year
2021
Michel No.
2020-2022
Article type
First Day Cover
Convservation
Series on First Day Cover
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