THE MODERN PERIOD, 1789-1914 - THE PACIFIC REGION, c. 800-1914 - THE PHILIPPINES, 1800-1913

January 2001
Encyclopedia of World History;2001, p577
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Information on the history of the Philippines from 1800- 1913 is presented. The Philippines was a Spanish colony, in which corruption in the church, bureaucracy, and ethnic discrimination increased in the 19th century. An elite group of "Filipinos" emerged, who were a mixed group of mestizos, indios, and Spaniards born in the archipelago. They saw themselves as representatives of a distinct Philippine nation and spearheaded the movement for the overthrow of the Spanish government.


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