This Beautiful Republic started out of Toledo, Ohio in 2004. All of the members in the newly formed group besides the new drummer, Cameron Toews from California, went to high school together at Toledo Christian schools. When asked about the origin of the band's name, lead singer Ben Olin replied, "We wanted something that’s catchy, but that’s something that’s really inclusive. It represents the kingdom of heaven on earth. We get a glimpse when we interact with each other as Christians, and push each other. We hope it’s like the kingdom, pre-heaven."
The group was signed to ForeFront Records in November 2006. They released their Casting Off EP on January 7, 2007. Shortly after, on April 3 they released their full-length debut album, Even Heroes Need A Parachute, from which they released their first single "Casting Off." 2008 saw the release of Perceptions, their second and final full-length studio album.
In late 2009, the band announced that lead singer Ben Olin and This Beautiful Republic had decided to part ways. In 2011, a farewell address was posted on the band's website informing fans that the band had decided to stop making music together. As a last act, the band released The Covers EP featuring cover versions of "Wonderwall" by Oasis, "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley, and the hymn "How Great Thou Art."