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Republic of Massachusetts (Short-lived US)

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Republic of Massachusetts
Timeline: Short-lived US
Preceded by July - September 1825 Succeeded by
United States of America British Empire
Flag of Massachusetts Seal of Massachusetts
Flag of Massachusetts Coat of Arms of Massachusetts

Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (Latin)
("By the sword it seeks peace [but only] under liberty")

Capital: Boston
Language: English
Religion: Protestant Christian
Type of government: Constitutional Republic
Area: 27,336 km²
Currency: Massachusetts Dollar/American Dollar

The Republic of Massachusetts was an independant republic that existed from July to September 1815. The Republic of Massachusetts was originally the state of Massachusetts, a part of the United States of America. The Republic of Massachusetts seceded four months after the Redeclaration in March 1815, which restarted the War of 1812. Massachusetts was invaded by the British Empire three months after it seceded, which took the capital Boston easily as the United States Army had withdrawn. The British did not learn until after the Battle of Boston that Massachusetts was an independant republic. Regardless, they kept it as it was originally one of their colonies.

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