History Of The Philippines

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The Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia that is between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea and is east of Vietnam. It is slightly two times less then the area of Georgia. It is made up of 7107 islands and was under the control of the Spanish from 1521-1898 (CIA). Magellan was the first documented European to land in The Philippines. He sailed under the command of Spain and in 1521 landed in the Philippines placed a cross on the hill overlooking the sea and claimed the land for the King of Spain. After claiming the land, Magellan went on to try and from alliances with the native inhabitants of the islands (Zaide, 1999). This was a chaotic time that resulted in many wars. However, these conflicts were not the reason for the end …show more content…
At the conclusion of the war, the colony was taken up by the United States and held by the country until World War II. During the war, it lost the colony to Japan. The termination of the war concluded with Axis Powers losing and the Allies winning and brought the colony back under the control of the USA. The country did not hold on to the colony for long. Shortly after the war, The Treaty of Manila was signed. This led to the establishment of the Philippines as its own independent country (Schirmer, 1987). Although different countries colonized the Philippines, the country that left the most prevalent legacy in the country was Spain. They left a relatively beneficial legacy of culture, religion, and education that is still seen to this day in the daily lives of the Filipino …show more content…
The Spaniards highly valued education and were one of the first countries to employ public education. They brought this education to the Philippines and educated the individuals in the tribes. These individuals continued on with their education and helped the country grow and thrive. One way that a legacy can be seen in the department of education is through the strong nationalism that is present in Filipinos. They are known for being a highly proud nation, being so educated contributed to this. Aside from this the Spaniards built colleges and schools in the Philippines two of these schools were the University of Santo Tomas and the University of San Carlos. These university’s still exist today and are two of the most respected universities and are popular universities that students compete to get into. From these schools remaining highly successful, the Spanish legacy continued on in the Colony (Rafael,

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