Korea is often forgotten because of its bigger cousins Japan and China after centuries of invasion, occupation, division and war. An ultra-conservative, patriarchal society full of stoic, proud and diligent people, the Koreans are ready to take on the world now the playing field has been evened. Incredibly ambitious, hard-working and aspirational, Korea is the major anomaly of all the modern cultures which have emerged post globalization. A Confucian core dictates strict study, endless work and conformity to the group, but a sentimental and superstitious aspect to their character have seen them become fast adopters of Christianity to fill in the metaphysical gap left by Confucianism. Koreans are deeply spiritual, quick to adopt, yet resistant to change and ever conscious of the painful past their ancestors endured.