Emigration

Emigration is the act of permanently leaving one's country or region to settle in another. It is the same as immigration but from the perspective of the country of origin. Human movement in general is termed migration. There are many reasons why people might choose to emigrate. Better economic opportunity is a "pull" factor, as is a quest for a better climate. Fears of poverty or of religious or political discrimination are "push" factors.

Emigration had a profound influence on the world in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, when millions of people left Europe; they usually headed to the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia.

The term "emigrate" usually suggests voluntary movement. However Involuntary migration refers to groups that are forced by their enemies to leave through population transfer or ethnic cleansing.

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Library Of Congress Classification:Class J -- Political Science - JV - Colonies and Colonization, Emigration and Immigration. International Migration
10-19 Societies 61-152 History 412-461 Administration 500-5397 Colonizing nations 6001-9480 Emigration and immigration. 6021-6033 History 6091-6124 Emigration 6201-6347 Immigration 6403-7127 United States 7200-7539 Canada, Latin America, etc ...
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... Because of conflicts in neighbouring Central American nations, Mestizo refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have fled to Belize in significant numbers during the 1980s, and have been significantly adding to this group ... These two events have been changing the demographics of the nation for the last 30 years ...
Emigration Restrictions
... Further information Eastern Bloc emigration and defection, Illegal emigration, Panmunjeom, Operation Keelhaul, and Berlin Wall Some countries restrict the ... borders tightening until even illegal emigration was nearly impossible by 1928 ... The emigration resulted in massive "brain drain" from East Germany to West Germany of younger educated professionals, such that nearly 20% of East Germany's population had migrated to ...
List Of Heinlein Planets - Time For The Stars
... — A planet, some moons of which, were open for emigration ... Mars — A planet which was open for emigration and on which a "horrible mistake" was made during first contact with unspecified aliens ... Venus — A planet which was open for emigration ...
Ministry Of Colonial Affairs - History
... to provide sporadic encouragement of overseas emigration to help relieve overpopulation of the Japanese home islands and to help spread Japanese ... However, the emigration of Japanese to foreign countries did nothing to help secure the peripheral areas of the Japanese Empire itself ... The new ministry was intended to coordinate emigration and settlement in all exterior territories of Japan, and had supervisory responsibility for Chōsen ...