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It all began when Homo erectus set foot on the islands, followed by the Negritos.  Starting in the 900, history was being recorded for the first time.  Islam came to the country in the 12th century.  Finally, in 1521, Spain and a Portuguese explorer named Ferdinand Magellan left to sail the ocean blue.  They sailed to various places in the world, competing against England, France, and Belgium to stake their claim on new lands for resources and spread Christianity, and finding new countries such as Mexico, Cuba, and the Philippines.  

Like her siblings, the Philippines was very defiant in being conquered and having to live in Spain’s house.  Even tough she was physically weak, the Philippines was a strong-willed girl, and the cruel-hearted Spain had set his eyes on her and wanted her as his own.  
When Magellan first set foot on her beloved islands and tried to persuade her to join Spain, she had Lapu-Lapu kill him.  Despite Spain’s demands for Magellan’s body, the Philippines refused to do so.  Not even spoiling her with expensive trinkets worked.  Spain became very angry of her behavior and sent many more explorers to have her conquered as his territory.  

Under Spain’s rule, he was constantly abusing the Philippines.  She was forced to give up her native customs for Spanish and Catholic ones, and the Spanish tongue became integrated with her own language.  Her older cousin Mexico would always tease her for not being Spanish enough, and would sometimes make her angry to the point that they would end up in a boxing match with each other.  Her former neighbors in Asia would always call her a traitor for leaving Asia to live in Spain’s house far away in Europe.  Yet the Philippines still tried to keep in touch with them, and try to show that she was still Asian just as much as they are by showing what customs she had learned from them when she was a newborn.  The Philippines never understood why she was sought after by various nations, but she used this as a self-explanation that she was special.



In 1761, France had Spain to sign a treaty known as the Family Pact to help him fight against England in the Seven Years War.

Nevertheless, Spain got into a little trouble with his European neighbors.  After swearing allegiance with his brother France, he prepared to attack England.  The English navy was too strong for Spain to handle, so in 1762, he gave up the Philippines to England.  But he swore that he would come back for her, whether she wanted him or not.



In 1763, England signed the Treaty of Paris, ending his war with France.

The Philippines was relieved to leave Spain’s house, but she was still upset with the fact that she was still stuck in Europe.  She also had to learn new customs, such as Protestantism, and a new language.  England was very polite and kind, but he was far too busy to pay any attention to her - he had other important issues with his other territories and colonies to deal with.  This left the Philippines alone, wishing that a handsome country other than Spain would take her away.
In 1764 a monsoon suddenly started, which made England have second thoughts about having the Philippines living in his house.  Thinking that she was cursed, England fled from the Philippines.  Spain saw this opportunity to seize her back as his territory once more, this time indefinitely.

Spain was even more cruel and abusive the second time around.  The American and French Revolutions were spreading ideas of heroism and freedom like an incurable cancer throughout the world, and Spain has been having difficulty keeping his occupants from revolting.  Mexico had already declared his independence from Spain, and Spain did not want to lose another colony from his house. However, because of the news of America and France’s independence from monarchy, the Philippines became more interested in learning about the world around her.  
At first Spain was very reluctant to let her go to school, but each day he refused to let her go, she would threaten to declare her independence from him.  He finally allowed her to go to the best schools in Europe, hoping that she would use this knowledge to understand why he conquered the Philippines and her siblings in the first place.



But in 1895, the Cuban Revolution begins
The Philippine Revolution followed in the next year.


Spain tries to tighten his grip on the Philippines, but becomes distracted when America sent the USS Maine to Cuba to oversee the Cuban Revolution.  The Philippines breathes a deep sigh of relief, but quickly finds herself stuck in a fight between Spain and America after the USS Maine accidentally explodes.  As the two countries continue battle for her, she takes the opportunity to reclaim her land.  



In 1898, the Spanish-American War begins.

But the Philippines encounters an unlikely suitor - Germany and a squadron await at her capital in Manila to take her away if America did not want her.  Before she could respond to his proposal, America sweeps the Philippines off her feet and carries her far away, promising her that she will never have to worry about being under Spain’s control ever again and that Germany will never lay a finger on her.



And in 1899 until 1913, after becoming a free republic from Spain by the United States of America, the Philippine-American War occurs.

The Philippines did not like America, at first.  He was the third country the Philippines was ruled by.  She was upset that he took away before she answered Germany’s proposal, she hated how he would refuse to join her in taking revenge on Spain for all the abuse she suffered, and threw tantrums just to be free like her older cousin Mexico.  America would just roughly pat her head, say how cute she looks when she is angry, and kiss her good-bye every time he left.
One day, the Philippines finally got fed up being treated like a pet - she punched America.  Surprised yet angry with her for breaking his eyeglasses, America slapped her down to the ground with all his strength.  But unlike Spain, America did not continue to abuse her after she fell.  He knelt down beside her and gave her a warm embrace.  He told her how much he really cherished her and how beautiful she was, calling her a gift from the gods.  
“Because I love you so much, I am willing to set you free forever,” he even told her.  “But until then, I promise that I will return.”



</i>The Philippines transitions from being an American-governed territory into an independent commonwealth in 1933 after numerous acts had been passed.

However, a war was brewing in Europe that eventually spread around the globe, leaving no country untouched.
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In one of her daily walks on her land while America was gone, the Philippines was captured by Japan, who wanted to create the ultimate Asian empire.  Japan knew that she was helpless and vulnerable without America, and America could not get back so easily after being attacked at Pearl Harbor.  



In 1941, American forces surrendered to Japan at Bataan.  
But America and General Douglas MacArthur made the Philippines a promise:
“We shall return.”


Japan was not used to having a female prisoner though.  He was not sure whether if he should treat her as one either.  Japan would beat her, only to stop in embarrassment and confusion, try be nice to the Philippines, but beat her again.  But the Philippines was not going to let herself be conquered by a foreigner once more.  She refused to accept what Japan gave her, no matter how beautiful and expensive his gifts were, which earned her a nickname: “Little Princess,” or “Hime.”  Despite her treatment, the Philippines was fascinated with Japan’s culture and absorbed whatever she could while under his occupation.  Japan did not mind her trying to imitate him, but he was still cruel to her.
Every night, the Philippines would cry herself to sleep.  She finally realized how much she missed America, how he would roughly pat her on the head and kiss her on the cheek whenever she was angry with him.  Out of all the countries that owned her, America was the only country who was truly kind to her, but now it seemed that he was never going to come back for her.



And in 1944, just as they promised, America and MacArthur returned and finally defeated the Japanese in 1945.

The Philippines was so overjoyed to see America.  But the war had changed America: he was now interested in saving the entire world from all its problems by being a hero.
“You’re free now.  Isn’t that what you always wanted?”



The Philippines becomes an independent republic from America on July 4, 1946.

The Philippines still clung to America, begging him to stay, afraid that she would be conquered again by another country.  Nevertheless, America was persistent in leaving her on her own.
“Didn’t I rescue you from the cruelty of Spain?  I kept Germany’s hands off before he could even touch you, right?  Also, I taught Japan not to be a bully anymore.  So if somebody tries to take you away, I’ll always be there to save you.  Remember - I’m a hero!”



</i>But in 1991, the Philippines declines a treaty that would allow America to extend the use of his military bases on her land.</i>

And from then on, the Philippines was left to struggle by herself.



~The End
I had to do a lot of research to get some of the dates, but I was surprised to learn that Britain briefly owned the Philippines. It was for only three years, so that’s probably why it‘s hardly ever mentioned in World History.

I knew Germany wanted the Philippines because he didn’t have any Asian territories (if I recall, he only had a small territory in East Africa - poor Germany).
He and the Philippines would have something in common though: long, difficult, hard-to-spell words. XD
And Germany would also probably get fat from eating her food - Filipino sausages are so yummy (Italy would of love her too - pancit, or Filipino noodles, would keep his pasta craving in check). XD

But Germany X Philippines was not meant to be - America was the hero and won the girl. XD

It would be cute to make a fan-manga using this story, but I don’t know…
I can’t get myself to get motivated to start and complete such projects. XD

Let me know what you think. :D

__FrauV8

*Conquest (the pic that corresponds with this story): [link]

*Miss Philippines: [link]

*Chibi Philipines: [link]
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Gallinaceus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Ah, the great and horrific story of our 300 year old  confinement never ceases to amaze me.
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10jskbuilder Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015
Germany Actually did have Asian Territories, Like a small part of China and some Pacific islands, as well as part of New Guinea(This and the former forming German New Guinea). And he also had 4 African Territories: Togoland,Kamerun, German South-West Africa, and As you mentioned, German East-Africa.
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JuniperArcticSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
finally a great way to ace Araling Panlipunan ;;
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DAuser1014 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
what APH means?,I already knew everything
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JuniperArcticSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Axis Powers Hetalia ouo
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TheAwsomeAsianGirl Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I feel a lot less Asian now :(
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pbpeanutbutter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Theeanutbutern some of you must be forgetting America's betrayal, Spain's injustice and Japan's violence. To add to that neocolonialism is practiced on the Philippines. This is a reminder to all other countries: We may seem weak, but we are strong. We might forgive but our history remains with us forever. SO DO NOT TRY US.
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FilipinaSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is true. God, this history always melt my heart down to my core. 
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Heart-The-Legend Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now you guys how big problems in Philippines (man someone made video called "Philippines sucks!" it make me so mad after all what we have in past <:( it was harsh for my heart if I remember it was antipinoy .....racist P.S I really don't want type this but in my head it still won't go away but I try not to offense please if it offense to you I'm sorry bad mood today ) America X Philippines hehe :3 now I'm love with this ship <3 man I hope this generation won't happen after all their pains they want peaceful and freedom life (even though I born on Hongkong but my parents are filipinos weird I have english accent XD )
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skeleyton Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the story though!
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Jorelyn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
yeah germany would love chorizo :D
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donnabella2k7 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it. <3 my family left the philippines when i was 8 so i didn't get to learn the country's history, but this is a great summary. :) thanks so much. I feel so informed now. xD
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Mikaellakun Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Digital Artist
This was well-explained in Filipino's History Book .
Congratulation , you won the award of 'Best in History' .
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Janellexox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
*puts on medal* Congratulations, Frauv8!
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Hime-Rin-san01 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
:iconclapplz: Nice nice nice
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msGENiUS Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well-researched~!
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altrilast13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Whoa~ I feel smarter now with the dates and invasions...Actually, my teacher told me that only three nations invaded our country. First was Spain, a cruel and strict country, America, who gave us freedom to at least teach other Filipino girls and boys about education and such and last was Japan. Actually Japan was the cruelest country who invaded us. My teacher told me that they dropped bombs from the sky, lit fire on a village and even ate people(I'm not sure with the last part). Once, a Japanese said "The most wonderful sound is the crying of people" or something like that. He was the one who lead a group of Japanese to burn down a village. When America and Spain signed the "Treaty of Paris" at Paris (of course) America promised the Philippines that they'll be free but after 6 months after the Independence day, America conquered the country but they were more friendlier than the Spain. On how Japan let us free is that because after some time some Japanese men fell in love with Filipino women and so what I'm saying is that Japan wasn't all bad since they let us free. That's all I know about the invasions in the Philippines.
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Dylanyo123 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I've always heard that either the Koreans or the Vietnamese, i don't know which one they both look the same to me... im joking of course, were the cruel ones during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.
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altrilast13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist
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Dylanyo123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I was correcting your, "Japan was the cruelest country.", claim.
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RandomGurlonthenet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL I feel like I'm smarter than my AP teacher. LOL
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LucianEkat13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Totally accurate! I wish they taught this in school! But noooo, we have to get stuck with boring lectures without any fun. -.-

Great, great job! :)
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JoeZeon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Fantastic job on your story. I love history, which is partly why i like Hetalia so much. Personally, portraying a country's history through a character is a great way to really understand the culture, if stereotyped as Hetalia is. You really did a great job of crafting a story around real events and adding human quality's like love. Hope to read more of your work.
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spogunasya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hi there, I'm a Filipino and for some other reason I simply like Americans because of this history
*cries* I can't believe many country abused so much the Philippines, sorry I'm not really paying attention at my history class or A.P(Araling Panlipunan)... I will promise to my self, I will make a fan art of FilipinaXAmericano !!!
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maia1121 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
hey this fanfic is awsome read it pleaseeee
it's about Philippines hetalia~ [link]
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ChibiAnimeMonster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
T~T This made me cry so hard...
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Asian-FACE Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So *sniffs* sad.. :'C
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ravenblack13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Artist
Wow you made hystory interesting! and usually i'm asleep when it's about it.... Wow... speachless...
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Red123Cherry Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
at first i was like "Awwww" but at the end i was like " What the f**k?! "
i'm a Filipina but cant speak Tagalog
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xxblahxxblah Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
wait let me get this straight

Spain kidnapped the Philippines cause he was a pedo (lol jk he wanted her as a daughter)
England wanted her and is prepared to fight for her but gave up on her cause she was 'cursed' O.o
Spain took her back and became more overprotective hearing that some one would took her away
America heard of her and fled to her aid (making her his own)
he eventually rescued her but at the same time is overprotective of her not wanting anyone (*cough* *cough* Germany *cough*) to lay a single finger on her
they fight cause Philippines wanted her freedom
America thinks she's to cute to fight so he let her win
when he did Japan came and raped her (LOL true XD the Japanese caused sexual abuse to many Philippine women , Google it)
America came back and is like "Ummm .... what the fuck are you doing D:"
they fight America won (you cant blame me , America is a powerful country)
he set her free
this .....

LOLZ in a nutshell XD
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KyoukinoOokamijin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I know, super long time since anyone commented but yay!!! I learned about my country's history! Darn you America! Filipines would've had a deeper relationship with Germany >( lol whatever
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PANDAScanKILLu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
And this is probably the reason why i adore America X Philippines X Japan... :heart:
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TheShortySwag Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
It's SOOO good. LAWL.

I was like... "AWW.." then... "WTF". XD
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ScatteringSky Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
AHHH! TOTALLY THINKING ABOUT THIS STORY... wow, it's like you read my mind...

And the Philippines is totally awesome today!
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mky98 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
i would have paid more attention in class if they taught it this way!
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TheShortySwag Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I agree! XD
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hitsumikurama Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
woah... that totally made Philippine history reaaallly interesting!! XD this was awesome!! i never knew Germany wanted the Philippines too.. O_O
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RandomGurlonthenet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha.
xD
Lets just say na-Basted siya (in my version)
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hitsumikurama Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
hahaha XD
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TheShortySwag Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Same. O.O
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TheIncredibleE Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! I really learned alot from this. I'm half Filipina myself, but I can't speak tagalog...(sigh)
All history books should be like this, really. PLEASE CONSIDER THE FAN-MANGA.
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ChibiGuardianAngel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work~
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Mugilicious Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW! This is great! :3

You sure know the Philippines' history and that's totally awesome! *thumbs up*

I love learning history since elementary, and when everytime I see Hetalia it makes me wanna see more of it! For now, I'm studying Asian History since my next schoolyear is World History ^w^
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AkI-cHanx3 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist
wow this is a big help with homework >:D
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konata-izumi15 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
While I was reading the part with america I "aww"ed when my 6 year old cousin said "watchareadin?" and I said "Philippine history" yeah, he got weirded out there cause he always knew I hated our History class, it all changed after APH, thanks for this btw, i just got a high score on my history after reading this XD
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boredomkiller123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
waaaaaaaaaaaa, be my freakin social studies tutor please? i know more than 60% of the facts up there but still... :o
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FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lolz... I don't know about that... I'm just a College Student who's Majoring in both Art and Biology, and I only took U.S. Military History recently (not including Advanced Geography and AP World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics when I was in High School years ago) so I don't think I'm qualified to be a History/Social Studies Tutor. :XD:

I've always liked reading Books (especially Historical Fiction) and to look up random things in Encyclopedias alongside Drawing ever since I was young; so my advice to you is to keep reading and researching as much as you can on various Subjects so you yourself can be a so-called "Walking Encyclopedia". :)
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boredomkiller123 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i have already many titles on me, and i think being a "walking encyclopedia" is too much. I'm still 14 yrs old XD
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