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The videos trace the development of the United States colonial policy in the Philippines It all started with helping a disaster-stricken young republic in creating a democratic society In order to do that the Philippines welcomed US intervention The US was their hope to be freed from the Japanese and to rid their label of being the sick man of Asia Of course US aid came with extensive stipulations requiring amendment of the Philippine Constitution Americans suddenly now had almost a full set of rights in the Philippines Many Filipinos soon resented this as it was a major threat to the sovereignty of the Philippines that they so dreamed of having Beginning in 1900 America has had a great influence in the Philippines US politics dictated the course of events of the islands Many Filipinos sought after total sovereignty from the US Philippine independence was granted reserving military and Naval bases for the US Military and imposing tariffs on Philippine exports The Philippine commonwealth was independent with supervision by the US With this new republic the Philippines faced many problems including economic deficiency and much internal strife Namely the Huks a communist led guerilla group began an extensive rebel movement against the Philippine government requesting that the government put an end to the feudalistic farm system in the rural parts of the Philippine Islands During a democratic election in 1953 Ramon Magsaysay was elected President He was known as a populist leader who understood the needs of the peasant farmers The US gave Magsaysay extensive aid in hopes of ridding the rebel movement In March of 1957 Magsaysay was killed in an accidental plane crash Ferdinand Marcos was elected President in 1961 and was re-elected in 1969 wherein the Philippines was stricken with civil unrest caused in part by Marcos support of US Vietnam policy In the early 1970s a guerilla uprising plagued the Philippines by a communist group and a Muslim
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