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Gaining citizenship of another country.


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Some people think citizenship of a country you move to and get citizenship means you are say American or Australian. To me that is not true. I dont think citizenship is a change of nationality. It just names you at most an "adopted American" or Australian say. Your true nationality is where you were born.

My 3xgreat aunty emigrated to America in 1880 and one of her sons was 5. He lived all his life in America and was a citizen but at most he was just an adopted American as he was technically English. He was not officially American.

My 3xgreat grandad emigrated to America and was an American resident. I dont know if he ever gained citizenship as he was 72 in the 1900 census and not a citizen.

What are your views?
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