Question A fantasy nationality question:

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by batotit, Sep 13, 2017.

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What will be the citizenship of the baby?

  1. Kingdom A

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  2. Kingdom B

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  3. Kingdom C

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  1. batotit

    batotit Well-Known Member

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    There are 3 separate powerful kingdoms: Kingdom A, Kingdom B, and Kingdom C.

    A dragon who belongs to Kingdom A just flew past the border of Kingdom B coming from Kingdom A and is carrying 2 adult citizens of Kingdom C. The two adults, a man and a woman, are citizens of Kingdom C and they literally just gave birth to a child.

    Every kingdom wants to get the child because, well it is an Isekai story, and the child is, of course, the reincarnation of a Jap guy that just got killed by truck-san and is destined to become an OP MC.

    So, who should own the kid?
    Kingdom A, because the baby is born on top of the dragon and the dragon is the property of Kingdom A and therefore the baby is born in their land.
    Kingdom B, because the destination of the baby is kingdom B and technically, since the dragon pass the air space of Kingdom B, then they are in the territory of Kingdom B and therefore the citizenship of the Baby should be Kingdom B.
    Or Kingdom C, because, well in the first place, both parents are from kingdom C, so citizenship of the baby goes to them.
     
  2. mir

    mir 『FA Sect Librarian』 『Mirror』 『Noon Sun』

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    Was the baby born in the airspace above Kingdom A or Kingdom B?
    Like, at the moment of birth.
     
  3. yakuzapandaz

    yakuzapandaz Member

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    Kingdom D killed the parent and kidnapped the child
     
  4. chopin124

    chopin124 Well-Known Member

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    Niiice, would be a pretty good plot... :D time to snowflake the shit out of that premise xD

    Except... who IS the bloody kid... if it's a 'commoner'... doubt the kingdoms would care and it'd be up to the parents methinks...
     
  5. Lord Blitz

    Lord Blitz Yum~

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    Kingdom A obviously. They have dragons.
    :cookie::cookie:
     
  6. chopin124

    chopin124 Well-Known Member

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    A kingdom created especially for the child's D...
     
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  7. ultragunner

    ultragunner Self-taught Mage

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    it is dependant on the citizens situation. Did they run away from kingdom C? did they (try to) immigrate to kingdom A? did any of the other kingdoms have the balls to demand anything from a mofo-ing dragon?
     
  8. Azure

    Azure The True Blue Sky

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    Triple citizenship and the kid decides when he comes of age.
     
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  9. Robbini

    Robbini Logical? Illogical? Random? Or Just Unique?

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    What's the definition of 'belonging to X' for both the dragon and people?
    Contract, servitude, tradition, place of birth etc.
     
  10. Ratatoskr

    Ratatoskr [Aruruu's proud dad] [The False Gentleman]

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    Since the baby is a reincarnated he will not be bound by any kingdom, but join the adventurer guild, gather slaves of demi-girls and maybe if there is time between expanding the harem, avenge his parents.
     
  11. Diukes

    Diukes <Definitely Not Pervert><Shem's Minion>

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    Whenever there are cute girls with animal ears
     
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  12. Renzy

    Renzy [Lv.24 Elven Prince] [OverAchiever]

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    Kingdom C ofcourse, a child cant be a citizen of both kingdom A and B if the childs parents arent citizens of those kingdoms. It doesnt mean that if you just pass by in a kingdom then youll be automatically a citizen of that kingdom. Who cares if the child is riding a dragon, its like riding an airplane they are just tourist haha
     
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    forecast Well-Known Member

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    It depends on where the dragon lands and where the couple settle.

    As of yet the only one who knows about the couple having a child is the dragon and unless he can communicate with others then the destination is their nationality, otherwise the dragon might just take them to kingdom A and that is the end of that.
     
  14. akki

    akki [Ani's C☕ffee-mate #3] [ѕєяιαℓ ѕнσσ’єя]

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    As long as the parents are still alive the wherever they decide~
     
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  15. Guradu Gilgida

    Guradu Gilgida 【Gentleman】【Tembikar Demon】

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    Simple. It's triple nationality.
     
  16. Magicwafflez

    Magicwafflez Well-Known Member

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    So basically... This:
    http://www.npr.org/sections/krulwic...ky-whats-your-nationality-an-airplane-puzzler

    Well, in a fantasy setting, I think the child would belong to which ever country it was censused in... Most likely where it landed, since there is no dragon airport where you can prove it was born in the air or elsewhere for that matter. If the parents don't report the kid, it's nationality is the same as it's parents.
     
  17. OrdinaryUser

    OrdinaryUser Simple Reader

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    the baby will be the same citizenship with it parents if it live with them, if not then the baby could be citizen of the kingdom where it live.
     
  18. Nyeko

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    Pretty damn rich commoners to be riding on a dragon eh? Assuming dragons aren't docile and need training to let people ride on them that is.
     
  19. UselessWastrel

    UselessWastrel Procrastinating Suicidal

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    Baby won't be a citizen of any kingdom, baby is a transmigrator who plans to build another nation...

    Abandoned baby builds nation!( No I don't want a Harem!)
    tags:
    Harem
     
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  20. StuffedDuck

    StuffedDuck Stuffed with Fluff

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    It depends ... do the kingdoms apply the principles of jus solis or jus sanguinis - both, just one and to what degree ...
     
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