The Spanish Empire colonization of the Philippines began in 1564, lasting over 333 years leaving behind a lasting legacy of the Catholic religion. The Philippines as a developing nation had very little structure religiously before 1521 with only a small portion of the islands being Islamic at the time the Spanish Empire arrived. One of the main objectives was to convert the Filipinos to Catholicism. With little to no central ruling power in the region, Spain was abl...
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...heir respective time periods, the Philippines still is a developing country. Still today the country has legacies left by Spain in the form of Catholicism with 82.9 percent of the population still practicing. The United states while not as long has also colonized and developed the Philippines with a lasting legacy of education restructure and reform that also incorporated the Filipino language to be assimilate English being an official language with Tagalog. While the Presidential republic still is one of the great legacies left as the Philippines it is unclear if this legacy will remain in place. But the freedom that the united states has provided and the security and protection along with how much the Philippines has relied on American economy and trade. While so much has influenced the Philippines the country is now looking to create a future based on themselves.
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