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Citizenship: members of a political community have certain rights with respect to political institutions. An individual has the right to live within a particular state and enjoy all of its rights and benefits. Citizenship implies a certain level of obligation - mainly to obey the law, pay taxes, vote, and engage in some kind of service to the community.

The modern concept of citizenship was developed during the French Revolution, and since then equal rights have always been emphasised. Once people were citizens of democratic…


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