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On the ancient pillars of Ukrainian democracy: Pylyp Orlyk’s Constitution of 1710

Pylyp Orlyk and his 1710 Constitution is one of the oldest in the modern world and continues a tradition based on ancient Ukrainian pillars of democracy. As one of the first known democratic Constitutions, it describes and institutionalizes the division of power. At a deep, subconscious level the Constitution of 1710 indirectly influenced the Maidan Revolution of 2014.