If you think "Help, this is too long!", then you can start here: constitutional assembly Constitution (3 laws), then go to the consolidated Constitution (7 laws), and then the Condensed (50 laws) version. These are all Constitutions in their own right, and follow each other during an Revolutionary implementation in the same order, depending how far into detail and that direction a Revolution wants to go. More is not necessarily better, but it has advantages to have a detailed system also. Even the 50 law versions should be short enough to read at once, good luck.

This Condensed (50 laws) version can be read as an introduction to this "239" more detailed system. One could then click on the "{N}" block name, which links to the comment in the "239 - medium" version. Then while understanding the general idea read the laws presented there in that 'block'. Then one could read the long comment in the "239 - long" version by clicking on the name of the article. That should have a fairly comprehensive argument around that law (in the "239" Constitution). The surrounding ideas of this Constitution also provide reasons for why it is the way it is: link. You could also start there (which is how it was chronologically created; by starting at the 3 laws Constitution you start with the latest.)

For clarity: the "condensed" (50 laws) and the "239" are two Constitutions. The "239" comes in three lengths: no comments ("239 - short"), secondly with a few easily readable comments ("239 - medium") and thirdly with extensive comments ("239 - long"). The "Condensed" Constitution (50 laws) is not presented as better or worse then the "239" Constitution, but it is (about 12 times) shorter (then "239 - short") and therefore easier to read and ratify. On the other hand it leaves more in doubt and for corrupt individuals to mess with. The more detailed the Constitution, the more constrained the people levy against those who will end up with a measure of power.

How to read these Constitutions

If you are seeing 2 frames, the left one is a table of contents.


Clicking on the number 1.1.a Power or name 1.1.a Power of an article leads to it in the other frame (this one).

The numbers in the Chapters list lead to the table of content (example: 1: Constitution) while the name leads to the text of the Chapter (example: 1: Constitution.) The numbers and names in the rest of the table of contents left frame, both lead to the text of that article. Then in the right frame by clicking the article number and name leads to the text of that article in the long version of the Constitution, with right below it the arguments for it.

Then there are (block {N}) links in the left frame table of contents, which leads to the 50 law version of the Constitution, in which the below listed laws until the next (block {N}) link are summarized into one law. Then clicking the {N} number in that right frame 50 law Constitution, leads to the "239 medium" Constitution where those laws that where summarized are presented with a fairly short common argument for that "block". If you then click on any one of those articles there, it will lead to the "239 long" Constitution version, at that article with its own argumentation.

Just experiment with the links, and it should become fairly obvious.

Near the top: (Start) leads to reloading the whole affair. Help. leads to this explanation. [long, Long version, every law extensively detailed. medium, Medium long version, groups of laws briefly commented. short] Short version, laws not commented. All versions have links above each law that point to the long version.

Links in Constitution file

The Constitutions also have a table of content at the beginning. Clicking on the name in the list of laws leads to the same list of laws. With that you can easily browse that Constitution alone, without the left menu frame. By clicking Start in the left menu frame and then choose one of the Constitutions in the right frame, it should open without the left menu frame.

_1.1.a Power The constitution has no value outside the support of the People.

Good luck. No menu:

More details

If you want to make a link to a certain article: the number in the table of contents references the article by number, while the name references is by names. The prettiest links to the articles are probably: where NAME is either the numerical or word name.

The short file is called ./law.html, the long one ./constitution.html, and the medium long one ./law-medium.html.