End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Political tensions in the Philippines

    28 September 1945. With the failure of President Osmeña’s attempt to create a dialogue between landlords and peasants, the political situation worsens. In the following month, Central Luzon will be the site of political flare-ups as the newly formed Democratic Alliance tries to organize meetings among peasants. Government forces in armoured cars represent the interests of the landlords and keep a close watch. Permits to rally are denied and arrests made. American military policemen assist the Filipino MPs, thus showing U.S. support for the existing social order. Pro-government publicists allege a communist plot to overthrow the government.

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