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Nansen passports are internationally recognized identity cards first issued by the League of Nations to stateless refugees. Designed in 1922 by Fridtjof Nansen, in 1942 they were honored by governments in 52 countries. Approximately 450,000 Nansen passports were issued, helping hundreds of thousands of stateless people to immigrate to a country that would have them. The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Nansen (born October 10, 1861 in Store Frøen, near Kristiania, now Oslo - died May 13, 1930 in Lysaker, outside Oslo) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The Nansen passport was developed after the Russian revolution, when 1.4 million Russians escaped Russia in fear of communist government. Hundreds of thousands of them stayed permanently abroad. The phrase Russian Revolution can refer to the following events in the history of Russia. ...

It was a great successs, one of the few that could be attributed to the Leauge of Nations

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Fridtjof Nansen (1101 words)
During his life, Fridtjof Nansen was at first seen as a scientist and he gave a significant contribution to zoology, geography, ethnography and geology.
In 1917 in order to avoid the hunger in the neutral Norway during the First World War, Nansen was dispatched to Washington as the head of a delegation charged with the task of negotiating with the American authorities for a relaxation of the embargoes on certain goods.
Fridtjof Nansen is seen as one of the founders of the Norwegian foreign policy, but he also was a strong opponent of the bureaucracy.
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