1810s C.E.

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Norway adopts its Constitution

Norway’s Constitution is the second oldest in the world still in continuous force after the United States Constitution.

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Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

On November 6, the deputies to the Congress signed the first legal document, known as the Acta Solemne de la Declaración de Independencia de la América Septentrional, in which the separation of the New Spain with respect to the Spanish rule is proclaimed.

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Paraguay declares independence from Spain

Independence of Paraguay de facto started on May 14 of 1811 after the Revolution of May 14 when a local ruling junta was created. In early 1811 Paraguayan forces had repeatedly defeated the Argentinian army.