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The American Empire

Unbeknownst to many, if not most, people is that The Philippines was once ruled by the United States. And before that, Spain. How did what was once a colony turn into an empire of its own?

Johnny Harris explores the somewhat uncomfortable history of the United States' presence in the archipelago of The Philippines: its history, why we were so interested in the first place, and how we neglected it. He also explores some of the U.S.' other territories and how they are treated today.

Duration: 19:15; Published: 8/18/2021

On a related note, this video by CGP Grey explores the strange status of Washington D.C. and a few U.S. territories, mainly their Congressional representation vs. voting rights.

Duration: 6:23; Published: 6/3/2014

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