Feb 5, 2011

What was Manila like in the 1930s during the American Commonwealth regime?

Dear Filipino,

I know you are feeling a bit under the weather, but do you know what the Philippines was like during the American Commonwealth period?

I'm not making life easier for you, am I?

Your fictive sidekick,

Dear MuQ,

Actually, you make my life much easier! Thanks, bro! 

You're right -- I'm really not feeling well at all, so I just want to leave you with a couple of short YouTube clips from that period.  Note that these clips were produced by Americans so the perspective is American.

Here's the first clip:

And here's the second:

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