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Retsstat symbol, Justice Party of Denmark, 1939
The concept in its Danish variant (Retsstat), as illustrated in Justice Party propaganda, 1939

Rechtsstaat is an idea in continental European thought. It is that in a country, the state's power is limited by the laws. This might either be the laws agreed upon, or natural law. It is similar to the idea of the rule of law.

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