400 years's History of the Philippines,
Lost to Spin-America-Japan
|Philippine Colonization |
The history of the Philippines started to be known to the outside since it was found by Magellan(Ferdinand Magellan) of Spain in 1521. After Magellan's death, Spain started full-scale colonization, since it recognized the Philippines as the optimum trade base.
Spain colonized the Philippines fully 330 years.
In the 19th century, assembled nationalism of the Philippines was connected to the independence struggles against Spain, finally the Philippines declared independence from Spain in 1898. However, when America won the war between America-Spain in 1899, Spain transferred the Philippines to America.
Since then, American Protestantism also was propagated in the Philippines.
|Japanese army marching |
under Japanese colonization
of the Philippines
Finally, Japanese army completely occupied Manila in Jaruary, 1942, and until 1945, the Philippines was dominated by Japan.
Japan justified domination over the Philippines in the name of ending white persons's domination over Asia, by claiming the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.
On July 4 in the nest year of 1945, when Japan was defeated, the Philippines finally was liberated from the foreign affectedness which continued for 4 centuries.