Was the Philippines a Model State?

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  • Was the Philippines a successful model state?
    • Democracy
      • Amended constitution of '40 (elect congress and President like US)
        • Constitution enforces all laws
          • Democracy
            • Amended constitution of '40 (elect congress and President like US)
              • Constitution enforces all laws
              • Bills of Rights such as freedom of speech
                • Corrupt government - election of Roxas
                • Electoral system marred as it was dominated by super class
                  • '49 elections - Quirino becomes president though he didn't win fairly
                  • '46 election - Huks unseated by Liberal Party
                • '46 election - Huks unseated by Liberal Party
                • '49 elections - Quirino becomes president though he didn't win fairly
                • Huks rebelled due to corrupt government
            • Bills of Rights such as freedom of speech
              • Corrupt government - election of Roxas
              • Electoral system marred as it was dominated by super class
                • Huks rebelled due to corrupt government
                • Capatilist Economy
                  • Free trade policy - US give $620 mil through Tydings Rehabilitation Act
                    • Help rebuild the Philippines
                  • US abused Filipino natural resources
                  • Bell Trade Act '46 (protected US goods)
                    • US abused Filipino natural resources
                    • If Bell Trade wasn't approved, then the Philippines wouldn't get their $ from US
                • Containment of Communism (US ally)
                  • 22 US military bases ('47)
                    • Important for Defensive Perimeter
                  • Philippines were unstable due to corrupt government - not a good ally
              • Communism was attractive fot the poor due to poor economic situation
                • Huk rebellion ('50)
                  • Containment of Communism (US ally)
                    • 22 US military bases ('47)
                      • Important for Defensive Perimeter
                    • Philippines were unstable due to corrupt government - not a good ally

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