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To be exact, Koreans have a religion on the outside. But Koreans are not obsessed with religion in their daily lives. Most Koreans sometimes have a religion due to coercion from their parents when they are young, but when they become adults, they naturally move away from religion.

Even Korean Muslims don't keep praying five times a day. When I lived in Turkey, there were Turks like this. They introduce themselves as Muslims, but they said they drink alcohol and don't pray every day

Traditional superstitions and religious problems occur more in older people than in younger people in Korea. Religion accounts for very little in most ordinary Koreans' daily lives.

Far East basically sees religion in a different way due to their philosophy and culture compared to the Middle East and Europe where religion basically is part of daily lives.

SK and Japan have also never been brought up with an Abrahamic tradition. So they see religion in a different way.

Its true Turks will drink alcohol but they never will eat pork lmaoooo
 

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Far East basically sees religion in a different way due to their philosophy and culture compared to the Middle East and Europe where religion basically is part of daily lives.

SK and Japan have also never been brought up with an Abrahamic tradition. So they see religion in a different way.

Its true Turks will drink alcohol but they never will eat pork lmaoooo
You're right. Traditionally, Koreans are not familiar with religions such as Christianity and Islam because since Buddhism was known on the Korean Peninsula through China 1600 years ago, numerous dynasties in Korea have rejected other religions. Because of this religious problem, Korea once fought a war with the United States and France.
 

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It depends on whether people believe Confucianism being a religion, it is the fundimental ideology shared by all east Asian countries plus Vietnam and Singapore.

Confucian Ceremony in South Korea
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You're right. Traditionally, Koreans are not familiar with religions such as Christianity and Islam because since Buddhism was known on the Korean Peninsula through China 1600 years ago, numerous dynasties in Korea have rejected other religions. Because of this religious problem, Korea once fought a war with the United States and France.

Korea also preferred isolation
 

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Korea also preferred isolation
It depends on whether people believe Confucianism being a religion, it is the fundimental ideology shared by all east Asian countries plus Vietnam and Singapore.

Confucian Ceremony in South Korea
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Some dynasties in Korea persecuted Buddhism and encouraged Confucian culture more, while others persecuted Confucianism and encouraged Buddhist culture. Almost all dynasties in Korea have used Buddhism and Confucian culture as political tools to protect the rights of kings. Because of this, Confucian and Buddhist cultures still exist in Koreans' daily lives, and it is difficult for other religions such as Christianity, which spread 200 years ago, to change the identity of Koreans.
 

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Korea also preferred isolation
Evet doğru, until the 19th century, Korea was a really closed country. In particular, the reluctance to the Western world made Korea more isolated and slowed the development of the country. Later, this provided an excuse for Korea to be invaded by Japan.
 

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Some dynasties in Korea persecuted Buddhism and encouraged Confucian culture more, while others persecuted Confucianism and encouraged Buddhist culture. Almost all dynasties in Korea have used Buddhism and Confucian culture as political tools to protect the rights of kings. Because of this, Confucian and Buddhist cultures still exist in Koreans' daily lives, and it is difficult for other religions such as Christianity, which spread 200 years ago, to change the identity of Koreans.
I guess you mean some dynasties prefer Taoism and some for Buddhism, that happened repeatedly in Chinese dynasties. Confucianism is not really a religion, it's an ideological teaching coexisting with Buddhism and Taoism throughout the history.
 

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I guess you mean some dynasties prefer Taoism and some for Buddhism, that happened repeatedly in Chinese dynasties. Confucianism is not really a religion, it's an ideological teaching coexisting with Buddhism and Taoism throughout the history.
After the fall of Goryeo Dynasty and the birth of the Joseon Dynasty in 1393, Confucian ideas became the fundamental ideology of Joseon.

From this time on, almost all dynasties in Korea excluded other ideology, including Buddhism, and valued Confucian thought.

This made Joseon a more closed country.
 

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After the fall of Goryeo Dynasty and the birth of the Joseon Dynasty in 1393, Confucian ideas became the fundamental ideology of Joseon.

From this time on, almost all dynasties in Korea excluded other ideology, including Buddhism, and valued Confucian thought.

This made Joseon a more closed country.
Chinese public also experienced deep doubt about Confucianism after being dominated by the west some 150 years ago, only found new hope in this deep rooted tradition in Singapore in 1980's, now we regained confidence for this ideology and its values, it's always in our blood.

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Evet doğru, until the 19th century, Korea was a really closed country. In particular, the reluctance to the Western world made Korea more isolated and slowed the development of the country. Later, this provided an excuse for Korea to be invaded by Japan.

Turks before they followed Islam seem to have followed wide range of religions.

Despite Tengrism and Shamanism being the native religions there is debates whether they were the majority among Turks.

Tengrism never been widespread because it never looked for converts then you have the issue of syncretic beliefs. Turks were known to mixing religions up for whatever reasons.

Korea interests me because from isolation and domination from its neighbours China and Japan to a Asian powerhouse.

Before its domination Korea was pretty much on equal terms with both Japan and China.

Various Korean Kingdoms once allied with the Gokturks.

Im really interested in Korea building up its military industry they had developments like the Hawacha and turtle ships.

Koreans are not naive one bit they live in a shit neighbourhood. Neither are they relying on other countries for their defence.
 

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Koreans are not naive one bit they live in a shit neighbourhood. Neither are they relying on other countries for their defence.
Korea lives in one of the best neighborhoods in the world, if Korea lives in the middle east next to Syria or Afghanistan, the country will be a whole different story now.
 

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Turks before they followed Islam seem to have followed wide range of religions.

Despite Tengrism and Shamanism being the native religions there is debates whether they were the majority among Turks.

Tengrism never been widespread because it never looked for converts then you have the issue of syncretic beliefs. Turks were known to mixing religions up for whatever reasons.

Korea interests me because from isolation and domination from its neighbours China and Japan to a Asian powerhouse.

Before its domination Korea was pretty much on equal terms with both Japan and China.

Various Korean Kingdoms once allied with the Gokturks.

Im really interested in Korea building up its military industry they had developments like the Hawacha and turtle ships.

Koreans are not naive one bit they live in a shit neighbourhood. Neither are they relying on other countries for their defence.
Another reason why Korea has become a closed country is that Korea has been invaded by other countries for a long time since the past.

Looking through the records of Korean history books, the Korean Peninsula has been invaded more than 1,000 times in 2000 years. Most of them were invaded by China and Japan.

During this period, Koreans made their national consciousness stronger that they should join forces in war or national crisis situations.

After the Korean War, since the 1960s, Korea has realized that the United States can no longer protect Koreans and has been developing its own weapons since 1970.

It is only to protect ourselves that Korea continues to strengthen its military power and develop its own weapons, not to invade but to protect ourselves. In the end, no country can protect us. This is one of Korea's struggles to survive neighboring countries such as North Korea, China and Japan.
 

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Looking through the records of Korean history books, the Korean Peninsula has been invaded more than 1,000 times in 2000 years. Most of them were invaded by China and Japan.
Human history is like this everywhere, China was also invaded over 1000 times by various tribes and barbarians from every directions in the history. Koreans managed to retain their statehood for a thousand years, China was not that lucky, was conquered by various barbarians and totally lost her statehood for hundreds of years. Han Chinese only managed to get their statehood back in 1911 after again totally lost it 300 years ago.
 
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Human history is like this everywhere, China was also invaded over 1000 times by various tribes and barbarians from every directions in the history. Koreans managed to retain their statehood for a thousand years, China was not that lucky, was conquered by various barbarians and totally lost her statehood for hundreds of years. Han Chinese only managed to get their statehood back in 1911.
Human history may be similar, but Korea has never been as powerful as China or Japan in its 2000 history.

Koreans know that they are only a small country in the East. And we know that there is no country that can fight for this small country like during the Korean War.

As in the case of Afghanistan, the United States is a country that can abandon its allies at any time if there is no interest or benefit
 

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As in the case of Afghanistan, the United States is a country that can abandon its allies at any time if there is no interest or benefit
We all know this very well.
 

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If put in European, Korea would not be a small country, it will be a bigger than average country in Europe. In east Asia it is a small country, but it amazes many by its incredible achievements despite its small size and population.
What impresses the Chinese young people the most is Korean dramas, check out this video, an Korean lady and her Chinese husband visit Kashgar old town, some teen girls are shocked knowning the lady is actually a Korean, they love Korean dramas so much to the point that they learn Korean language by themselves and can talk to the Korean lady with their self taught Korean.
 

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