Philippines Colonial Records

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Spanish Colonization (1521-1898)[edit | edit source]

The islands were claimed for Spain in 1521. Colonization didn't really begin until 1565. The Spanish ceded the territory to the United States in 1898 after the Spanish-American war. [1]

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United States Colonization (1898-1942)[edit | edit source]

The United States took control from Spain in 1898. The Japanese invaded the islands in 1942 during World War II. [2]

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Japanese Colonization (1942-1945)[edit | edit source]

The Japanese invaded the islands in 1942. Allied troops defeated the Japanese in 1945. In 1946, the Philippines was officially recognized as an independent nation. [3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Philippines," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines#Colonial_rule_(1565–1946), accessed 18 November 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Philippines," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines#Colonial_rule_(1565–1946), accessed 18 November 2020.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Philippines," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines#Colonial_rule_(1565–1946), accessed 18 November 2020.