History of the Philippines Essay

  • History Of The Philippines

    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…

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  • History Of Volleyball In The Philippines

    Alfred Halstead, noticed the volleying nature of the game at its first exhibition match in 1896, played at the International YMCA Training School (now called Springfield College), the game quickly became known as volleyball (it was originally spelled as two words: "volley ball"). e. The history of volleyball in the Philippines dates back to 1910. The Physical Director of the YMCA, Elwood S. Brown, first introduced volleyball to the Philippines that year. Philippine people began to play…

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  • History Of Annexation In The Philippines

    The Annexation The Philippines, what a beautiful country. However, the Philippines seemed weak and unfit for governing itself. The United States, as well as other countries felt the Philippines needed “help” forming a government, and ruling themselves. Under the control of Spanish rule Filipinos would’ve found themselves under great suppression, and even worse circumstances. Containing 7,000 islands, and profitable trade routes; America found it fit…for taking over. Subsequently, the U.S came…

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  • History Of Martial Law In The Philippines

    In 1972, in the Philippines, the president decided to implant a martial law. This law gave all the power to, then president, Ferdinand Marcos and the army. Now 44 years later, many still remember this time as being the most prosperous time for the Philippines. All they can remember is what they were thought and the vague memory or peace and order in the country. The truth is, anybody who dared speak their mind during the 9 years of martial law, would be taken from their homes and either…

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  • The Philippine Bataan Death March: The History Of The Philippines

    The day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941, the Japanese began invading Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Within a month, Manila was captured and the U.S. - Filipino Army quickly started to run out of necessary supplies needed for survival. People who are educated enough to know what the Japanese did back in the 1940’s have the mindset of them being cruel and vicious people. However, the Japanese are not as violent and brutal as they were in the Philippine Bataan Death…

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  • Philippines Culture Analysis

    Analysis of the Republic of the Philippines In the South West Pacific, lie a small group of islands known as the Philippines. It is a country that has been molded by the influence of many other cultures, leaving it with a rich diversity of values and beliefs spreading throughout all the islands. The location and terrain of this country have also greatly affected how the society has evolved. In order to have a better understanding of this country’s culture, all aspects must be examined in order…

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  • Cultural Dimensions Of Health And Health

    Science and Health in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree The beauty of learning about someone’s culture is getting a glimpse of who they are at their core, their history, and what has helped shape them to be the person they are today. Even more, it is the glow in their eyes as they nostalgically recount their childhood, rituals taught by family members, and customs only known to them that makes learning about their culture a beautiful experience. This…

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  • Effects Of Democracy In The Philippines

    “Democracy to Dictatorship: Philippines” The nation of the Philippines has a history tied directly to colonial overseers. Spain and the United States both exerted control over the island nation for long periods of time in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Shortly after World War II, the Philippines gained its independence which set it on a course of political instability over the next 20 years. The two events that occurred in the Philippines that caused this new, stable democracy to…

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  • Philippine Army Essay

    The Philippines has many different military branches, and their military is relatively young in nature compared to the other nations. The branches fall under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) they consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. The AFP just like the United States military has the President as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. AFP has a similar structure of leadership as it does with the United States Army. Before the creation of the AFP in 1935, the…

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  • Importance Of Independence In The Philippines

    American History is a double edged sword. While there are many things we have done that have been amazing spectacles of independence and opportunity for even the poorest of people, there are also many parts that we cast a shameful light on our United States. While we may not be proud of those moments in history where we oppressed a certain group of people -our acceptance of slavery, our treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and our shunning and extradition of falsely accused…

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