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The Us Involvement in Vietnam and the Philippines

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The US involvement in Vietnam and The Philippines

Introduction

Ever since the "New Imperialist" era, the United States of America has become quite a large Neo-Imperialist power, particularly in The Philippines and also Vietnam. In order to understand this report the term Neo-Imperialism must be explained, this is when one country gives aid to another country in which the country that receives

aid becomes independent on the helping country. It is said that there is never any form of Neo-Imperialism that is set out solely for the reason that the other country is in need. There is also many times in which this form of Imperialism results in a worse state for the country in need, as this will be proved later in the report.

Analysis & findings

In around 1898 the Philippines had much to do with America as just years before this the Spanish ruled the Philippines. Soon after America decided to take over the Philippines, this resulted in 20% of the Filipino population dead, but in 1901 the Filipino leader swore allegiance to the United States and the war was over. In 1932 most of the Philippines trade went to America as that is what happens in a Neo-Imperialist world. Many Social and Cultural changes were as a result of America's involvement such as "education to keep a firm check on the Filipino's and to advance and improve social and cultural conditions"(world book, The history of the Philippines). As a result of this idea "people learned to read and write and the death rate dropped as people learnt more about hygiene"(World Book, The history of the Philippines). Even though there was some good points there was also many bad sides to the story. There was much unrest in the country as many people disagreed with America's involvement and sought

independence for themselves, America also brought many wars upon

the Philippines and this resulted in many deaths for this country. Complete independence was given to the Philippines but for quite a lengthy period

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