Courtesy Reuters

ONLY a few years ago a distinguished Senator wrote to the Secretary of State saying that he did not understand how it was possible for an individual to have the nationality of two countries at the same time. The letter was surprising only because of its source. Probably the percentage of people who have heard of the problem of dual nationality is a very small one. Yet it is true that many individuals at birth acquire the nationality of two countries, sometimes even of three, and it is possible to imagine a state of facts where the number would be

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