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Those who discovered and conquered other lands were entitled to them, their riches, and their spoils. The conquered people could be treated as slaves, banished to other lands, or assimilated into the society and institutions of the conquering people — Vine Deloria, Jr. (1983)

Colonization is based on the doctrine of cultural hierarchy and supremacy. The theory of colonialism is the domination by a metropolitan center which rules a distant territory through the implanting of settlements. It is the establishment and control of a territory, for an extended period of time, by a sovereign power over a subordinate and “other” people which are segregated and separated from the ruling power. Features of the colonial situation include political and legal domination over the “other” society, relations of economic and political dependance, and institutionalized racial and cultural inequalities. To impose their dominance physical force through raids, expropriation of labor and resources, imprisonment, and objective murders; enslavement of both the indigenous people and their land is the primary objective of colonization.

Another technique used to subdue the native population is the sacking of cultural patterns; these cultural values are stripped, crushed and emptied. The colonialists see their culture as a superior culture; usually tied to either Cultural Evolutionary or Social Darwinist theories. In an attempt to control, reap economic benefits, and “civilize” the indigenous peoples the colonialist dismantle the native cultures by imposing their own. There is a destruction of the cultural values and ways of life. Languages, dress, techniques are defined and constructed through the ideology and values of the colonialist. Setting up the colonial system does not destroy the native culture in itself; the culture once fluid, alive and open to the future becomes classified, defined and confined through the interpretation, imposed oppression, and values of the colonialist system. At this point the native culture turns against its members and is used to devalue and define the identity of the native population.

Their constant and very justified ambition is to escape from their colonized condition, an additional burden in an already oppressive status. To that end, they endeavor to resemble the colonizer in the frank hope that he may cease to consider them different from him. Hence their efforts to forget the past, to change collective habits, and their enthusiastic adoption of Western language, culture and customs. (Memmi, 1965:15)

=> The Philippine–American War (Filipino/TagalogDigmaang Pilipino-Amerikano) (1899–1902)[12] was an armed conflict between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries.

Hetalia belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz.
Indonesia aph, Malaysia aph & Portugal aph based on Himaruya's sketch.
Philippines OC design by :iconlonewolfjc11:

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aquesse Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
my USPH ship got 'titanic' on the last 2 panels... no matter how much I ship them, I just couldn't take the hard stinging slap from the realistic history....Rarity (this horrible) plz
WHY??... WHY CAN'T I EVEN DREAM??????NOOOO sobbing - crying 
NatalieErikawa Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
I feel you
You are not alone
;_; but they'll be fine in the future
aquesse Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh GAwd! A Buddy! I'm so Happy! Jake crying plz  
Thank you for saying that. Even though the slap stinging realistic history clearly defies the OTP,Tomoyo Sakagami (Crying) [V3]   and doubt Indonesia would let them be.........I can only dream.... Menma Honma (Last Words) [V1] 
NatalieErikawa Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Oh in my head he one's suffering is america

Idk but i like torturing him at their ship
Kram24 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
The Philippine-American War, the most neglected, relevant, and the darkest history of the US and the Philippines. Considered by some as the 'first Vietnam'. We were never allies nor the Filipinos trusted the Americans because of their betrayal that is until WWII happened. Such horrors and atrocities can never be replaced by their aides.
IncompetentRainy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouch, my heart.
ILovsTicciToby Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Artist
SakuraAlice33 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Yuna-Hirako Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Amerika? oh... tadinya saya kira Austria XD
HTTS-NewZealand Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That first panel was so beautiful :iconsobbplz:))
kcfilomeno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry. i'm crying right now. this really struck my heart. I love it
thepagansun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
As always, your artwork is impeccable, your dedication and inclusion of the research is unparalleled!!! This comic is superior to the actual Hetalia!!! 
anonybutt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
TsunYandereAbby Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, Philippines looks really angry there.
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Philippines-USA war. We will go to that on later Maaf chapter
mysteryota Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, Indonesia! Yolngu is still there! Deep inside, he's still Yolngu! Because, memories can't be erased, it just buried deep inside.
PuppetSleepLess Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Correction that Philippines on the last panel
TeenageLover101 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God Alfred nuuuuuuuu 
Laurentiusje Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no T.T
mangoshakes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

chocopochi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel the intense on this page. I'm really dissapointed at how our ancestors been treated like garbages while colonizers literally ruined everything that our ancestors had worked for. After that, colonizers kept blaming each other just so they could avoid compensation to their, can they just not, pls? sigh...  

 Anyways, welcome back Ms. Sita~! :D
KarLouiie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I love how intense its getting. NEW ZEALAND IS Adorable.I love how you portray him.
Hope to see more of Philippines
wisteria-fields25 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
*stares out the window* I see my feels from all the here....
MedusaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I am glad you're back. I missed you and "Maaf".

England seems to be a jerk with Australia and New-Zealand, just like in this other colonies, but ironically, it is a British Guy, Edmund Morel, that denounced the crimes of Leopold II of Belgium in Congo. Yes, as a Belgian, I am a little pissed of that the British keeps blaming us for what happened in Congo when they obviously commited some crimes in their own colonies. But it is true that we have difficulties to deal with our bloody past in our African Colony. If it wasn't for that guy (he obviously cared more for our colony than the British ones), who knows how much more natives would have died?
sadichchha Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
make more ;-; !!!!!
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
An so the Forgotten war begins...:icondeathstareplz:

Im watching yo //shot 
aquesse Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
As much as I wanted to point something out it's actually very true. Shinka Sigh Icon 
America denied colonialism and never bothered to bring it back or let it resurface again. Even here in the Philippines when we talk about the Phil-Am war, there's only limited informations written on our textbooks of our school(unless if you really wanna research for it then there are some special books about it). It's actually quite sad that some of the major informations about american colonialism are missing. I was actually quite surprised about the tortures, rapes, and human zoos the americans
did in our nation in the past. All I know was there were two guards shot one night while patrolling, blames from both parties resurfaced, tension rises,and BOOM! War. (*sniff.... why?  
Komari Kamikita (Crying) [V5] )

I don't really know what to say anymore so your term  Forgotten War actually explained all Philippines and Murica's dark past in my opinion.
dani-java Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
*crying from the inside* poor Indonesia and Phili  T^T
Jorelyn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I cry when I read this.I could just feel the injustice among my ancestors.
TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to have you back gede
MidnightStar591 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are such a talented artist! I love your artwork! Thank you so much for including my country (New Zealand) in there! :FeelingFree: :la: choir :bouncyhai: :Bummies: :juggle: revamp :flagofnewzealand: 
SolAlli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
The feels the whole feels!
adventvera16 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost every page has it. It's always full of feels... X((
AuFigirl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
FEELS.  *lays on ground dead* we missed you wrecking up our feels ;w;

...Also you are going into the background of the colonization of Australia by British Empire...and how America got the Philippines from Spain...? sorry for being a bother but just ask!
aSiAnLiKeThAt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I like this page very much. It basically sums up the struggles of our ancestors, however if it weren't for the conflicts and such, we wouldn't be here today, yeah? But then again, there are still issues that are a long term result from colonization.
Sayorii-chii Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This just makes me dislike USPH even more. :I
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poi-rozen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing and I love the way you explained Colonization so well in all of this! many people forget that colonization did a lot of things to many cultures and communities that were in a country prior to the colonizers arriving. Many villages were burned down, people's lives were destroy and change for not the better and even today certain colonies can not forgive there colonizers for such things. Overall you protray this extremely well.
tsukasa013 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
It's really hard to see your family and friends being torn apart. If you think about it  Spain,Britain and Netherlands was like that before they rose to power. they were separated from their families.
tsukasa013 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
The Americans still insist that the American Filipino war didn't happened, They say what happened back then was an insurrection. Those jerks how can you say it was an insurrection ? a Republic was created way before they came in the Philippines and then there the "we didn't colonize philippines we just helped them to become liberated" assholes if that was the case then why still call it an insurrection?.
Colors-of-Fire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
((Ooh, Philippines looks amazing in the last panel. I wish I could draw that well >.<
Kakak, I'm looking forward to more battle scenes! I hope to see pencak silat in action soon! :D ))
Neolavender Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'to lose someone important to you'

*then saw Indonesia cried in the panel*

Kill me Now 
Westlywheatly Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm with you on that one Kill me Now 
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