Philippines Brittany and Sandra
Location: • Southern East Asia.
History: • The Philippians had a revolution from 1896-1898. • Filipino independence struggle that, after more than 300 years of Spanish colonial rule, exposed the weakness of Spanish administration but failed to evict Spaniards from the islands. The Spanish-American War brought Spain’s rule in the Philippines to a close in 1898 but precipitated the Philippine-American War, a bloody war between Filipino revolutionaries and the U.S. Army.
Time of Imperialism: • America wanted to be a favorable balance of trade. • America sought to spread Christianity. • There was a necessity of annexing so property.
Why? • Benefits: Naval and air base in Philippians. • Crops flowed freely to US market • Sugar • Manila hemp
Actions.. • US intervened on Philippines between 1898-1910. • Navy, troops, and army. • The President at the time was Mckinley.
Cont. • Attacked Philippines to destroy Spain, to use for negotiation. • Spain decided not to retain the Philippines. • US paid Spain $20 million to overcome Spanish objections to annexation. • Guerilla warfare. • Philippine-American war lasted 3 years. • American death: 4200 over • Filipino death: 20000 over (from violence, famine, and disease.)
Reaction: • US- New found degree of global power and influence. • After war- US had confidence they could win the allegiance of Filipinos by showing them virtues of American Life.
More reaction: • PH- more Filipinos died, they were forced to accept the US influence- Before war, they greeted US as Liberators.
Relationships • The US and the Philippines have a strong trade relationship. • More of a “Love-Hate” relationship more than anything, because of what the US and Philippines have been through.
Ally? Or Rival? • The US and Philippines are allies! • The US is more of a guest rather than a colonial power. • Their friendship that the US is now providing is much needed assistance to the victims of TypoonHaiyen (Yolanda).
US intervention to Philippines • The US sent a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington- in Hong Kong for a port visit- and several other US navy ships “to make best speed for the republic of the Philippines” to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster support.
What we think… • We see multiple possibilities that could benefit the US. • Not only is this a way to show that we are reliable and caring, but that we are strong. • Also we feel as if the US were to ever face a difficult situation, the Philippines would do what ever they can to help out. • We feel as if the US is doing the right thing by helping and supporting the Philippines.