The foundation of US law and government is the US constitution including its 27 amendments. However most of the time when I look for something similar for other nations, what I find tends to be somewhat less clean. For example the "Constitution of Canada" seems to consist of a number of different acts running from (if I'm reading things correctly) the 1860's to the 1980's. It seems to be cobbled together from a verity of pre-existing legal documents and the like. The US constitution rather is a single document written with the prior intent of being a complete constitution.
- Which type of construction is the exception here?
- Are there other constitutions that follow the US pattern of construction?
- Are there any others in English (i.e. that I can read and study)?
- My interest here is that the "single unified document" type is easier to study, I'm not trying to claim that something that works is inferior because of how it got put together.
- My interest stems from a "world building" exercise where I'm hypothesizing what type of constitution a fictional nation would have.