Summary


1890s: Insurrection against Spanish.

1898: US military rule.

1899: US slaughters Filipinos.

1902: US civil government.

1941: Japan invades.

1944: US forces retake the islands.

1945-53: US puppet presidents.

1946: Fake independence.

1947: US military bases.

1951: Peace with Japan.

1965-1986: US supports Marcos.

1972: Martial law.

1973: Absolute power for Marcos.

1980: Marcos funds Reagan.

1983: Opposition leader killed.

1986: Marcos ousted. US dictates.

1989: US helps suppress coup.

1991: US military forced to leave.

1992: Exploitative trade.

2002: US military returns.