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Government in exile

A Government in exile is a politicial group that claims to be a country's legitimate government, but for various reasons is unable to exercise its legal power, and instead resides in a foreign country. A government in exile usually operates under the assumption that they will one day return to their native country and regain power.

Governments in exile frequently occur during wartime occupation. For example, during the German expansion of the Second World War numerous European governments and monarchs were forced to seek refuge in England, rather than face certain destruction at the hands of the Nazis.

Currently, there are only a handful of countries with governments in exile. The current government of Belarus is not recognized by much of the world, with such countries instead recognizing the exiled administration of Ivonka Survilla[?] in Canada as the nation's legitimate government.

Similarly, the government of the Dali Lama[?] in China is a widely recognized government in exile, claiming to be the legitimate leaders of the Chinese-occupied nation of Tibet.

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