Dating different nationality
In some cases, determinations of nationality are also governed by public international law—for example, by treaties on statelessness and the European Convention on Nationality.Nationality differs technically and legally from citizenship, which is a different legal relationship between a person and a country.United States nationality law defines some persons born in U. In some countries, the cognate word for nationality in local language may be understood as a synonym of ethnicity or as an identifier of cultural and family-based self-determination, rather than on relations with a state or current government.For example, some Kurds say that they have Kurdish nationality, even though there is no Kurdish sovereign state at this time in history.Similarly, the term nationalities of China refers to ethnic and cultural groups in China.Spain is one nation, made up of nationalities, which are not politically recognized as nations (state), but can be considered smaller nations within the Spanish nation.
Statelessness is the condition in which an individual has no formal or protective relationship with any state.
The noun national can include both citizens and non-citizens.
The most common distinguishing feature of citizenship is that citizens have the right to participate in the political life of the state, such as by voting or standing for election.
In the context of former Soviet Union and former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, "nationality" is often used as translation of the Russian nacional'nost' and Serbo-Croatian narodnost, which were the terms used in those countries for ethnic groups and local affiliations within the member states of the federation.
In the Soviet Union, more than 100 such groups were formally recognized.