482. In general.

The status of British protected person1 arose as a result of the government of the United Kingdom exercising some form of administration or control over territories which were not colonies or otherwise part of the Crown's dominions2, either of its own motion in the case of protectorates and protected states, or under the auspices of the United Nations or the League of Nations in the case of United Kingdom trust territories or mandated territories3. Although there are no longer any such territories, some persons who acquired British protected person status have retained it; but nobody is now eligible to

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