Law of the Soil

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Law of the Soil

A citizenship law stating that all or nearly all persons born in the physical jurisdiction of a state are citizens of that state. That is, under the law of the soil, the citizenship of one's parents is irrelevant. What matters is where one is born. The United States is a major example of a country abiding by law of the soil. Some countries also follow the law of blood in addition to the law of the soil.
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The largest number of nationals (and therefore the biggest chance to find excellent athletes which could represent the country in international competitions) has a country which applies cumulative ius soli and an unlimited ius sanguinis a matre et patre.
But in fact, if States do not apply ius soli or make exceptions regarding ius sanguinis this is often to some extent compensated by facilitated access to the nationality.
A person born on the territory of a ius soli country will always possess the nationality of the country of birth, often next to a nationality acquired iure sanguinis.
of the State are naturalised by the State involved or acquire the nationality involved by registration, declaration of option or even by operation of law when they reach a certain age, this acquisition of nationality has to be considered as a compensation of the non (or partial) application of ius soli or ius sanguinis.