posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 04:03 PM
a reply to: dragonridr
Britain was to a degree, during the period after the American revolution migrant's would often pass through Britain, there was a little Italy in
London at one and not only them but plenty of migrant's from all the european nation's actually finished there journey to the America's right here in
the UK then came the second world war and after that the more recent and perhaps much larger period of Commonwealth migration that happened after WW2
with huge number of Asian, Caribbean and African migrant's settling here as well as other citizen's of former British Empire nation's.
Though not as much ethnically mixing as these later period's 'Perhaps' MOST Scot's and Irish whom wanted to settle in the US, Canada, Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa and even Argentina ended up settling in England instead having left poorer parts of the British isles only to then find
themselves living were there were already job's and opportunity's (though we would definitely not view them in that light today) thank's to the
industrial revolution which had the British mill's needing workers desperately and of course our Naval and merchant fleet's at the time was also
immense, Liverpool host's the oldest China Town in western Europe, back then Chinese sailors would sign on to serve aboard British ship's and of
course far from home they would have to look around for a likely lass so in Liverpool huge numbers of Chinese Sailors ended up marrying and having
family's with Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English lady's.
A melting pot Britain HAS been but generally speaking you are correct, most social and ethnic displacement in European history has been at the hand's
of invaders and we are no exception to that rule of course.
edit on 16-12-2018 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)