A Comparative Study of the Korean, German, and Polish Diasporas in the Russian Far East & Central Asia and the Results of Repatriation to Their Homelands

Seunghyun Seo


This article compares the historical and economic characteristics of the Korean, German, and Polish diasporas in the Russian Far East and Central Asia. It also examines the repatriation of these diaspora groups to their homelands, focusing on their financial condition as well as their homeland’s past and present policies toward them.
Although it is a common belief that the three countries have tried to protect the human rights of their diaspora groups and keep their people’s well-being, each government maintains somewhat different policies toward their brethren abroad. In case of Korea, it is mainly concerned with its ethnic group’s contribution to the Korean economy. In contrast, the German and Polish policies have been mostly expressions of nationalistic cohesion or efforts at protecting their returned people.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v6n4p61

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