>bunch of native hunter-gatherers, pirates, pirates just looking for metal good for smelting into swords, farmers etc. minding their own business >Magellan lands on Mactan in the name of the Spanish crown >gets BTFO when they try to conquer >get rekt by the Spanish when they come in greater numbers >Christianized and Hispanized >Spaniards get BTFO by Murrikans >buy us and Cuba and Puerto Rico off of the Spanish for $20 mill >were independent by then and Murrikans comes by warring us cus they say we own us >come under American rule for fifty years >they erase as much of the old Spanish influence and independence ideas as they can >almost get released as a free country >Japan invades >have to stay under Murrika for a few more years just cus >be free >get a dictator
Sulu, down in Mindandao, and Tondo, where Manila is now, were a thing yea.
Not all of us were hunter gatherers, but a good deal were when the Spanish came knocking. Not like we weren't somewhat civilized, seeing as we had trade relations with the Chinese and other Asiatics, as well as having our own alphabet which is admittedly heavily influenced by Sanskrit.
>>61792 thats cool its just i just noticed you could see siamese kingdoms and dai viet and however you spell those cambodian kingdoms among all them people in indochina but when you get out to the islands separated from the Asian mainland, things get a bit sparse
>>61697 >get rekt by the Spanish when they come in greater numbers Wrong. Philippine tribes was rekd when the Spics converted some of them and united them under Catholicism.
In Few numbers due to distance, Spics realized they can never have a military advantage in the Philippines. Unlike in the Americas, the locals aren't fazed with foreigners, gunpowder weapons are known, and steel was being produced.
Spanish Missionaries did see that Pagan Flips were bitched by Muslim Flips, who were more powerful, and saw Catholicism as its way out of such bitchdom. So Spics initiated a Conversion for Protection scheme that led to shitloads of Pagans converting to Catholicism so they can live in fortified towns.
Under Catholicism, Flip Christian warriors united the islands for Spain.
There never was a great hispanic invasion fleet that came here. Spics came in batches of a few hundreds given the distance between Spain and Philippines.
As a result as well, Local Nobles that converted enjoyed great privileges under Spanish Rule. Furthermore since reliance on local support was of utmost importance, the Racist Casta system wasn't much implemented in the Philippines.
Yea, I'm not all that well-versed in my local history. I had a feeling they used the same tactics here that they did with Mexico but eh. I was just biding my time, answering to the ebst of my ability till someone like you shows up.
>>62085 Javelins. In the 1500's-1700's, Thanks to being shat on by the Monsoon for half a year every year, the Philippines was a shit country for Muskets to operate in.
With the addition of the use of local warriors as colonial troops, Spain still relied on local methods of warfare in the jungles for quite a long time, with Spanish Filipino auxiliaries using traditional weapons while wearing European uniforms.
Pic related. The uniform and numbers of major Spanish garrisons in the late 1700's in the Philippine Islands. Chap at the upper left.
>>62070 A lot of people across the islands converted. Not just Visayans.
And there was no country to sell. Spanish soldiers were recognized under the tradition of powerful groups acquiring political power via acknowledgement of their might. The same way chiefdoms in the Philippines were established among natives.
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