08 March 2012

Philippine Fact #4

Now for a bit of history:

The Philippines became a Spanish colony in the 16th century and were ceded to the United States in 1899 following the Spanish-American War. 

In 1935, it became a self-governing commonwealth and the President, Manuel Quezon, was tasked with preparing the country for complete independence within 10 years. However, in 1942, the Philippines fell under Japanese occupation and Filipino/US forces were unable to retake the country until 1945. 

On July 4, 1946, the Philippines finally achieved Independence.

[I've always loved History. When my sister visited me in college, I took her to my World History class, which was one of my favorite classes of all time. She feel asleep.]

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