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The Philippines comprises more than 7,000 islands of diverse peoples who have experienced profound shifts in government rule over more than a century. In brief, the US replaced Spain as colonial administrators at the end of the 19th century, a period usurped by Japanese occupation during World War II, followed by postwar independence and the Cold War despotic rule of Ferdinand Marcos, the appearance of a fledgling Aquino(s) democracy, and at present the strongman rule of Duterte. What are the pressing domestic and international issues facing this nation-state archipelago?
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