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Ferdinand Edralin Marcos

(1917—1989)

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Bangladesh

Overview page. Subjects: History.

A tropical low-lying country of the Indian subcontinent.

Physical.

Situated at the head of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh is mainly occupied by the deltas of the Ganges and...

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Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 1932, d. 21 Aug. 1983).

Filipino opposition leader

Originally a journalist from a well-connected political family, he married Corazón M. Aquino in 1954. Soon known as...

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Corazon Aquino

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 25 Jan. 1933; d. 1 Aug. 2009).

President of the Philippines 1986–92 Born in Tarlac Province as Corazón Cojoangco. In 1946 her family moved to the USA, where she received much...

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Fidel Valdez Ramos

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 18 Mar. 1928).

President of the Philippines 1992–8

Early career

Born in Lingayen into one of the country's most influential families, he graduated from the US...

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Nonviolence

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Non‐violence seeks to oppose the use of state violence by means such as peaceful demonstrations, sit‐ins, civil disobedience, and so forth. It is a political strategy of opposition best...

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Philippines

Overview page. Subjects: History.

A country in south-eastern Asia comprising over 7000 islands between the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea.

Physical.

Luzon and Mindanao are the largest islands; in...

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