This article focuses on how it's become a necessity for Korean men (farmers and other non-urban dwellers mainly) to find a foreign bride. For a country so proud of their homogeneity, this influx of foreign brides…and mothers…may be causing some concerns about future generations. BUT in an interesting turn of events….Vietnamese brides now want to marry urban Korean men…and urban Korean men want Vietnamese wives who are more likely to fulfill traditional wifely roles.
Cambodia Is China's Newest Market For Foreign Brides
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The royal harem, an institution in ancient Egypt which appears to have had no counterpart in the private sector of those times, was not only the home of those most favored wives of the king, but also provided a patronage for the loose and unattached women of the court, including unmarried and widowed sisters, daughters and other family members of the king, foreign brides, high born Egyptian women, and numerous concubines of relatively humble birth