A History of the Philippines: From the Spanish Colonization by Renato Constantino

By Renato Constantino

Unlike different traditional histories, the unifying thread of A heritage of the Philippines is the fight of the peoples themselves opposed to quite a few varieties of oppression, from Spanish conquest and colonization to U.S. imperialism. Constantino offers a penetrating research of the efficient kinfolk and sophistication constitution within the Philippines, and the way those have shaped―and been formed by―the function of the Filipino humans within the making in their personal historical past. also, he demanding situations the dominant perspectives of Spanish and U.S. historians via exposing the myths and prejudices propagated of their paintings, and, in doing so, makes an enormous leap forward towards highbrow decolonization. This booklet is an indispensible key to the heritage of conquest and resistance within the Philippine.

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India and China suffer from the same problems with regard to large rural populations, pollution, unemployment and income disparities. Both countries have undertaken economic reform. China was a command economy that has been effectively “opened up” after being closed to the rest of the world and has benefited from these reforms. India describes itself as the world’s largest democracy; it has been slow to open up its economy but is now beginning to attract investment. Both countries have set ambitious targets for economic growth, but both have problems within their infrastructures and systems that must be resolved if they are to meet these targets.

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