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A Question of Legitimacy: International Incident

In the book “International Incidents for Discussion in Conversation Classes”, in relation to this subject, L. Oppenheim wrote in 1909: Edward Wolff, a German subject, domiciled in England since 1860, goes to Germany in 1870 for the purpose of there marrying his niece. He at once returns to England with his bride, and becomes naturalized in 1871. His wife dies in 1873 in giving birth to a son. In 1875 he marries an Englishwoman in London. As the result of this marriage a second son is born in 1876. In 1900 Wolff dies without leaving a will, six months after the death of his second wife. The son of the second wife claims the whole of his father’s estate, maintaining that the first marriage of his father was invalid and that therefore his step-brother, being illegitimate, could not inherit.

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Politics > Political framework > Political philosophy
Politics > Political framework > Political system > Rebel government
Politics > Political framework > Political system > Government-in-exile
Politics > Executive power and public service > Executive body > Government
Politics > Electoral procedure and voting > Election

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Politics > Political framework > Political philosophy > Legitimacy
Politics > Political framework > Political system > Rebel government > Legitimacy
Politics > Political framework > Political system > Government-in-exile > Legitimacy
Politics > Executive power and public service > Executive body > Government > Legitimacy
Politics > Electoral procedure and voting > Election > Legitimacy

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