The Struggle For Freedom And Freedom

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The struggle between nations may take on different forms but ultimately at the core all people fight for the same personal and political freedoms. Everyone wants to live a life full of equality and prosperity. In some extreme cases these freedoms are blocked by few cruel individuals who for a period of time shape the course of nations. Regardless of the region or slight difference in ideology, all dictators share the same appetite for complete control and oppression. The struggle for freedom may take different paths but the end goals and results are same regardless of different nationalities or ideologies. Protests and revolutions are a few examples of how people rise against the ruling powers. In case of success the leader…show more content…
Japan organized a new form of government in the Philippines and the Philippines wad giving an indication that it will recognize independence. In 1942 Philippines was recognizes as an independent nation. According to David Chandler the author of Emergence, “Philippines history is normally divided so that a new period begins at the end of the colonial era, with formal independence in 1946” (Emergence 283). Both invasions led to the nation’s independence. General MacArthur’s allied forces were successful in defeating the Japanese in both Philippines and indunas. Both nations suffered many casualties and destruction during the war. The reason japan invaded the East Indies was because of its abundance in natural resources. Its most important resources were the rubber factories and oil fields. The reason that japan invaded Philippines was different from that of Indonesia. Philippines were a perfect location for Japan’s strategic attempt of its conquest of south East Asia. Philippines were the perfect location to house Japanese troops and like Indonesia it had abundance of resources to help japan during the war. The heavy handed regimes plagued both Indonesia and Philippines during the 1960’s. During the 1960’s Suharto came into power in Indonesia. After Sukarno’s guided democracy came to an end Suharto came into power with his New Order of government. Suharto was in power for nearly 31 years and he organized a military

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