Korean Immigration

Korea, a country in eastern Asia, is surrounded by China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and Japan to the east. The Korean Peninsula borders the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and the Yellow Sea. Korean scholars can trace the unification of the peninsula to a kingdom that existed more than 4,000 years ago. Historically, China was Korea’s closest ally. The Korean Peninsula has long been seen as a vital military, economic, and social asset for countries interested in expanding their influence in the region. In 1905, Korea was occupied by Japan following Russia’s defeat in the Russo-Japanese War. Internal political conflicts following the occupation led to a significant decrease in living standards among Koreans. Additionally, the Japanese leadership instituted rather harsh language, economic, ...

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