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    Why do diplomats give gifts?

    At the U.S. Department of State, diplomatic gifts come in all shapes and sizes from woven straw baskets to precious gems. In ancient civilizations on…

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    Who issues your U.S. passport?

    Have you ever applied for a passport?  PASSPORT (noun): Derived from the French words passer, meaning to enter or leave, and port, a port or harbor,…

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    Who is the Secretary of State?

    The Secretary holds the most senior position in the President’s Cabinet. If the President were to resign or die, the Secretary of State is fourth…

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    Who is a diplomat?

    Much like the United States itself, U.S. diplomats are a diverse group of people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Diplomats work both in formal…

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    Who else can be a diplomat? Everyone!

    While the visible forms of diplomacy are carried out by government professionals, in reality, every American can practice diplomacy in everyday life. When businesspeople, teachers,…

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    What is a U.S. Embassy?

    An embassy is the headquarters for U.S. Government representatives serving in a foreign country. “Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made…

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    What is a U.S. Consulate?

    While the United States has only one embassy and one ambassador in the capital of any foreign country, in large countries it may have several…

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    What is a U.S. Mission?

    In diplomatic terms, “mission” has multiple meanings. All embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic posts in foreign countries are known collectively as missions, and they all…