CULTURAL SNAPSHOTS

Korea

After many wars, takeovers, and disagreements, Korea continues to be split into two countries: North Korea and South Korea. Located in East Asia, North Korea is a communist country that aligns with strict laws. From state-controlled domestic programming to hair restrictions, North Korea is far from a democracy.

 

The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang and the official language is Korean. North Korea has more

than 25 million people living in the country.

 

South Korea, on the other hand, contains more than 49 million people. This democratic nation has Korean as its official language and Seoul as its capital.   

 

Check out this snapshot to learn more about Korea and some common stereotypes.

Sources: National Geographic, Chichilious.com, Denver Westword, and USA Today

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was discovered by Portugal in the 16th century.  Formerly named Ceylon, Sri Lanka became independent in 1948 and officially changed its name to the present in 1972. Located south of India in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is known as the teardrop of India. Take a look at a map of India and Sri Lanka and you will understand the nickname. There are various religions that are practiced and two main languages spoken in the

country. Check out this Cultural Snapshot to learn more about this beautiful country. 
Photo Credits: Worldtravels.com, Travel Triangle, Newsln.Asia, The Sunday Leader, Colombo Export and Import Agencies, Holidays in Sri Lanka

Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world by area. It is the only country that lies on the continents of Europe and Asia. This year, Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. So, let's learn about the culture together. Let Cleo share with you information about her culture.

 

Photo Credits: Newsweek, FPOD Fascism-DeviantArt, Sputnik International, cookstr, stuff.co.nz, saint-Petersburg.com 

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a beautiful island in the Caribbean. Officially named the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, it is the home of the Piña colada beverage, magnificent beaches, and people who embrace their heritage. Following the Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States. Does that make Puerto Ricans Americans or are they just "second-class citizens?" Tune in for the response and to learn more about the culture.

 

Photo Credit: Intro Flag by CNN

Israel

When people think about the Jewish culture, most often refer to the Holocaust. The Holocaust is a huge part of Jewish heritage. However, there is more to learn about the culture. Check out what Jewish American, Lauren Olesky, had to say about her cultural identity. 

Haiti

Haiti is located in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola. The model for revolution took place in this country. At one point, Haiti was ruled by France. However, that all changed during the Haitian Revolution (1791 – 1804). Led by Toussaint Louverture, Haiti became the first successful nation to gain independence from a slave revolt. Consequently, a domino effect for independence ripped throughout the world, particularly, Latin

America. Check out this Cultural Snapshot to learn more about the country’s history, stereotypes, and contributions.To learn more about Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean, check out Heritage Accepted: Dispelling Cultural Stereotypes and Ellis and Elise Discover a Crack on the resources page. 

Ukraine

Located in Eastern Europe, Ukraine is known for its coastlines, churches, and coffee. This country is sometimes referred to as The Ukraine. Check out this snapshot to learn more about the culture. From the Carpathian Mountains to the vinok, your acquired knowledge will leave you wanting to learn more.

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