From my observation, South Koreans do have quite a strong
sense of patriotism. This might be because South Korean males
are required to go through compulsory military service. This
makes South Koreans feel more strongly that it is their duty
and obligation to serve and defend the country.
Also, I think another reason why the South Koreans feel that
they need to care about their country is that they are surrounded
by enemies and have, to a certain extent, the feeling of insecurity.
They have the Communist North Korea to the north. They are
also surrounded by China, Japan and Russia, which had bullied
them for many times throughout history.
Nonetheless, I find the patriotism of the South Koreans more
rational and sensible than that of the PRC Chinese. (Here "PRC
Chinese" doesn't include the people from Taiwan and Hong Kong.)
I have an impression that the PRC Chinese just always blindly supports
the PRC regime, and are kind of indoctrinated by the communist
(Original post by ypo)
Def true. PRC people are very
nationalistic and patriotic. I'd say South Koreans are even more so