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What would Philippines be like if the Spanish had stayed?

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What would Philippines be like if the Spanish had stayed?

Postby Johnny1975 » March 11th, 2016, 11:28 pm

Let's pretend that the spanish stayed in the Philippines for longer, and that they became independent a few decades ago. What would the Philippines be like now?
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Re: What would the Philippines be like if the spanish stayed

Postby Zambales » March 11th, 2016, 11:36 pm

A typical South American country but without jeepneys and the populous salivating over duck embryo's. :wink:
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Re: What would the Philippines be like if the spanish stayed

Postby chibolo » March 14th, 2016, 3:54 pm

Zambales wrote:A typical South American country but without jeepneys and the populous salivating over duck embryo's. :wink:


The Spanish left South America a long time ago too (similar to the Philippines). You could ask the same question about Latin/South America actually.
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Re: What would Philippines be like if the Spanish had stayed

Postby starchild5 » March 15th, 2016, 4:19 am

Philippines would be like Spain...Expensive

1. Philippines taxes would reach 50%

2. VAT 20%

3. High Medical Cost

4. Very high premium on your insurance

5. All bars close by 12 AM

6. The oligarchy would open the doors to migrants to destroy the country :mrgreen:

ohh yeah..Bitchy women...No love for men :lol:
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Re: What would Philippines be like if the Spanish had stayed

Postby Raja » March 15th, 2016, 1:43 pm

I guess it depends upon the US and Japan honoring Spanish or an independent Philippines neutrality during WWII. The English language skills and the call center industry along with go to OFWs as a middle class entry would be gone
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