Tuesday, 11 February 2014

120,000 Romanians in the UK

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According to national insurance data there are 120,000 Romanians in the UK. There are 89,000 Bulgarians too.

Western European countries are becoming patchworks of ethnic groups as Eastern European countries have moved in the other direction. It is paradoxical that  Eastern Europe became very much less diverse because of the cruel forced movements of people in the 20th Century. Cosmopolitan cities like Istanbul, Prague, Vienna and Bucharest all became mostly mono-racial before 1950 while Paris, London and many Western European towns and cities went after 1950 in the other direction. 

1 comment:

  1. "... because of the cruel forced movements of people in the 20th Century .... Cosmopolitan cities like (...) Bucharest (...) became mostly mono-racial before 1950"

    any sources ? thanks.

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