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Loss of Polish citizenship with relation to family – the consequences

According to the Polish Citizenship Act of 1920 (article 13) grant and loss of Polish citizenship in the case of men, applied also to their wives and underage children (under 18). That expressed the unity of the spouses and their underage children's citizenship. However, on the other hand, it also expressed the inequality between women and men's rights. A woman's citizenship depended on her husband's citizenship. As a result, under the Polish Citizenship Act of 1920 (from January 31st, 1920 to January 18th, 1951) the following regulation was in force...

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