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Exile

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Exile, expulsion or voluntary prolonged absence from one's homeland. In ancient Palestine, Greece, and Rome, exile was commonly used as a form of criminal punishment. During the 18th century, Great Britain exiled prisoners to provide labor in Australian and North American colonies. In the 20th century, the Soviet Union has exiled citizens to work camps in Siberia. The only form of exile now permitted in the United States is the deportation of noncitizens to their country of origin.

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