Free State - Politics


  • Free state (government), a loosely defined term used by various (pseudo) independent states at different times and places:
    • Congo Free State, a government privately controlled by Leopold II, King of the Belgians through the Association internationale africaine
    • Free State of Fiume, an independent free state which existed between 1920 and 1924
    • Irish Free State, the state established as a Dominion on 6 December 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty
    • Orange Free State, a Boer republic and later province of South Africa, that became the present-day Free State province
    • German States' adopted designation after the abolition of monarchy in the aftermath of World War I:
      • Free State of Anhalt, formed after Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt abdicated on 12 November 1918, ending the Duchy of Anhalt
      • Free State of Bavaria, (extant)
      • Free State Bottleneck, a short-lived quasi-state that existed from 10 January 1919 until 25 February 1923
      • Free State of Brunswick, a republic formed after the abolition of the Duchy of Brunswick at the end of World War I
      • People's State of Hesse, the name of the German state of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1918 until 1945
      • Free State of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a state in the Weimar Republic that was established in 1918 following the German Revolution
      • Free State of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a state of the Weimar Republic established in 1918 following the German Revolution
      • Free State of Prussia (1918–1933), a German state formed after the abolition of the Kingdom of Prussia in the aftermath of World War I
      • Free State of Saxony (extant)
      • Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe, created following the abdication of Prince Adolf II of Schaumburg-Lippe on the 15 November 1918
      • Free Republic of Schwarzenberg, an unoccupied area in Western Saxony that existed for several weeks after the German capitulation on May 8, 1945.
      • Free State of Thuringia,(extant)
      • Free People's State of Württemberg, the official name of the state of Württemberg during the Weimar Republic
  • Free state (United States), prior to the American Civil War, a "free state" was one in which the owning of slaves was not legal
  • The Free State Project, an American libertarian political movement, founded in 2001

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