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What is a passport?

passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel.[1] Standard passports may contain information such as the holder's name, place and date of birth, photograph, signature, and other identifying information. Many countries are moving towards including biometric information in a microchip embedded in the passport, making them machine-readable and difficult to counterfeit.[1] As of 2017, there are over 120 jurisdictions issuing these e-Passports.[2] Previously issued passports usually remain valid until each expires. By Wikipedia source
Passports are often requested in other circumstances to confirm identification such as checking in to a hotel or when changing money to a local currency.

Why is this used to identify ourselves with? And why is this the standard. Who decided that. In a way passports are used to authenticate mutual trust. Wy which is strange cause this power paper is being issued by the government, and is necessary to administrate power over someone. You have to buy a passport, you have to apply for it, and nowadays have to pass an entrance exam. Aren’t we all humans, made from flesh and bloods?
Why does the phrase ‘divide and conquer’ suddenly pop up in my mind, and why is this old fashioned sentence still relevant.

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