|Battle of the Philippines|
|Japan||United States Philippines|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Masaharu Homma Hideyoshi Obata Ibō Takahashi Nishizō Tsukahara||Douglas MacArthur Jonathan Wainwright George Parker Manuel L. Quezon Basilio J. Valdes|
Why did the US want the Philippines?
Americans who advocated annexation evinced a variety of motivations: desire for commercial opportunities in Asia, concern that the Filipinos were incapable of self-rule, and fear that if the United States did not take control of the islands, another power (such as Germany or Japan) might do so.
What did American soldiers call the Japanese?
In WWII, American soldiers commonly called Germans and Japanese as krauts and Japs.
How many years is martial law in the Philippines?
At 7:17 pm on September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos announced that he had placed the entirety of the Philippines under martial law. This marked the beginning of a 14-year period of one-man rule which would effectively last until Marcos was exiled from the country on February 24, 1986.
How long did Spain rule the Philippines?
Philippines Under Spanish Rule, 1571-1898.