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America. It applied in Louisiana (which the United states bought from France in 1803) as well as in the Canadian province of Quebec (adopted in 1867). In Germany, the creation of a national Code was made possible by the political unification of that country in 1871. Other laws, including the criminal law and the law of civil procedure were then also quickly codified. The codification of Private Law was not achieved until 1896. 25
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CO5119:03 Business Law SUBJECT MATERIALS >> SCHOOL OF LAW JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY The BGB - Bundesgesetzbuch or Federal Code - first became law on 1 January, 1900. This was nearly 100 years after the French and Austrian Codes first applied. One main advantage of this delay was that the writers of the German Code benefited from the intensive work that German legal scholars had done during the 19th century on the systemisation and modernisation of German law. It also benefited from the experiences of other countries. The German Code differed significantly from the former codifications in that: it has a systematic structure, its definitions are precise and its application is strictly adhered to. On the whole, it is a code for lawyers, while the Napoleonic Code was written in such a way that it could also be understood by non-lawyers. The Swiss Code had also been described as clear and comprehensible. As a result of the technical skill of the person drafting this Code, it provided an ideal model upon which other countries could and did base their Codes. The laws of countries as diverse as Brazil, Turkey and China were influenced by the Swiss Code (reception of the law in Brazil took place in 1916; in Turkey in 1926 and in China between the years 1929 and 1931). The new Greek Code of 1940 - 1946 however, drew heavily on the German model. A simplified version of the German Civil Code, varied in certain aspects, was introduced in Japan as early as 1898, with its application later extending to Korea as well. Within the Civil Law Family there are therefore basically two sub-branches: the Roman Law group of legal systems and the Germanic Law group of legal systems. 2.2.1 The Roman Law Countries The group of Roman law countries includes France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Haiti, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. Other countries which also show the Influence of French law on their development include the countries of Latin America, the province of Quebec, in Canada, the former French-speaking colonies in Africa (this includes present day Zaire, which was formerly known as the Belgian Congo) and the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. The countries known as the Maghreb States - Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, also show this influence, as do Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. 2.2.2 The Germanic Law Countries The group of Germanic countries includes - apart from the Federal Republic of Germany - Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
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