By the way, this whole citizenship thing would be easily settled if there were a free market in residency/citizenship. For example, if each country allotted X% of its population for temporary residents, and a small % for new citizens. It would then be like stocks, you could see which countries were valued the most. It would be amusing to see which countries required *negative* prices to attract immigrants and citizens - would you become a resident of Zimbabwe if they paid you $100k a year? What about becoming a citizen of Saudi Arabia for $1 million in oil money? Would anyone pay more than about 10 euros to live in Belgium? Damn, I'd LOVE to see how this would work out.