Do you have your passport? Have you traveled outside of this country? Well, surely you’ve been to another state. At least another county, right? In the early 1900’s the average Joe wouldn’t travel more than 10 miles from their home. The people who traveled further than 10 miles had a very easy time going from country to country. There were no travel restrictions or documents that would prevent people from traveling around the world.
When the League of Nations came together, they decided to get involved in international travel. They wanted to create a travel document that would be internationally recognized and that could be used to travel from country to country. This travel document eventually became the Passport that we know today.
In those days before passports where introduced and before the League of Nations formed, border officials used to ask travelers for their “papers”. Today border officials ask for passports.
Now it is the norm for most people around the world to be citizens of the country in which they were born. While it is true that more people travel around the world as compared to the early 1900’s still people usually end up staying citizens in their country of birth.
In general people tend to keep their citizenship with the country of their birth, and do not seek to be citizens of another country. With a single citizenship travelers only need one passport. Some people feel it is beneficial to have multiple citizenships.
Multiple passports can create more options for travelers and can grant certain types of freedoms that a single passport might not do. For instance most foreign banks will not do business with US passport holders, but it is more likely that they will deal with a dual citizen someone who is a U.S. citizen and a citizen of that particular country.
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