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Philippines

Republika ng Pilipinas
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Before the Spanish discovery of the Philippines, the native Filipinos came in contact with India, China and Arabia. According to the early records of China, ‘some Filipinos from the country of Ma-i arrived in Canton and sold their merchandise’ as early as 982. The Philippine islands were discovered by Magellan in 1521 and conquered by Spain in 1565. Following the Spanish-American war, the islands were ceded to the USA on 10 Dec. 1898, after the Filipinos had tried in vain to establish an independent republic in 1896.

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Further Reading

  1. Philippine Yearbook 1987. National Statistics Office, Manila, 1987Google Scholar
  2. Foreign Trade Statistics of the Philippines, 1987. National Statistics Office, Manila, 1985Google Scholar
  3. Bresnan, J. (ed.) Crisis in the Philippines: The Marcos Era and Beyond. Princeton Univ. Press, 1986Google Scholar
  4. Lightfort, K., The Philippines. London, 1973Google Scholar
  5. May, R. J. and Nemenzo, F. (eds.). The Philippines after Marcos. London and Sydney, 1985Google Scholar
  6. Poole, F. and Vanzi, M., Revolution in the Philippines. New York, 1984Google Scholar
  7. Richardson, J. A., Philippines. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1989Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989

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  • John Paxton

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