Wathching the Coming Storm said...
Other posters are correct - this is exactly what is happening in the US, but at a much slower pace.
FerFal, I have some questions for you, and perhaps you would be willing to answer in a post so that others could benefit.
First, if one could get dual citizenship in another country, would you advise it? For example, I am of Italian descent, and I am thinking of getting dual Italian-US citizenship. Do you see any advantages and disadvantages to this?
Second, if my father was Argentine and my mother was American, would that qualify me for Argentine citizenship?
People, I’m sorry for not answering some of the emails and questions. I’ve been really busy with the book.
About downloadable versions, I know it’s a problem for some of you to get the book but please understand the amount of work I’ve put into it ( and of course the blog that is free and anyone can ask anything and I’ll do my best to answer).
Sending it for free or selling a downloadable version would be assuming a huge risk. All you need is one person uploading it to share and your hard work goes to waste.
Not to mention that people can simply change the name, edit it and put it online as their own material, which s something that has happened to me before. (As you can see now, my name is not Esteban Morales :) )
About the comment, with an Argentine mother you can become an Argentine resident, but better look into that a bit more. I don’t think you can have dual citizen with Arg. and USA. But you can apparently be USA-EU just like I am Arg.-EU.
I have both Argentine (place of birth) and European citizenship (Jus sanguinis "right of blood"). My father was born in Spain and So were my mother’s parents.
Having the EU citizenship gives you a lot of benefits. You may or may not like the socialist twist Europe has. I certainly do not like that much socialism, none the less the advantages of dual citizenship are still there.
In my book there’s a chapter precisely about relocation, and I suggest having 3 countries, plan A, B and C as last resort plans.
3 Countries: Plan A, B, and C……………………………….247
If there’s anarchy in a country bugging in and shooting bad guys all day isn’t much of a plan. In my opinion you should leave such country before that.
When the civil war hit Spain my grandparents moved to Argentina. When there was the Dirty War in Argentina, those that had strong political backgrounds exiled to other countries, during the 2001 crisis a lot of people left, they left by the thousands and many paid dearly to have lawyers and researchers gather enough proof of a Italian or Spaniard relative so as to get the much sought after EU citizenship.
So yes, it is a good idea if you can get it.
I didn’t know if you can get the Italian citizenship and keep the American one as well, but then I found this article.
I’m not the most sensitive guy on the planet, but the title shocked me because it’s EXACTLY what happened in Argentina.
Replace “U.S.” and “Americans” with “Argentina” and “Argentines” and this could have been a 2002 title of a Buenos Aires paper.
With U.S. in slump, dual citizenship in EU countries attracts Americans
My idea is to have at least three alternatives, plan A Band c, A being your current home country and B being your other 1st world alternative. If something happens in US, you move to another country of somewhat equal standard of living. Plan C is your serious, more unlikely and far fetched SHTF plan, mostly a far away country (3rd world) where your little investments or retirement multiply in buying capacity. Example, Argentina or other south American countries, maybe Philippines if you have friends or family there.
This isn’t any novel idea. It’s been decades since Ted Turner and Arnold Schwarzenegger own lots of land and nice retreats in Patagonia here in Argentina. Lots of land, food and mostly a lot of potable water thanks to the glaciers and mountain lakes.
These guys, you may not like them, but stupid they are not.
About being patriotic or not, I don’t think its got anything to do with taking advantage of the possibilities you have. It’s not as if you’d go fight for the Germans if they ever start war with the US.