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World History Moment: 1986 Philippine Revolution

We’ll talk to historian John Schmidt about President Ferdinand Marcos’s fall from power in the Philippines. In 1972, he declared martial law and began rule as a dictator. Marcos would order the assassination of opposition leader, Senator Ninoy Aquino in 1983. Eventually, Marcos was toppled and sought refuge in the U.S. The so-called People Power revolution had succeeded. Aquino’s widow, Corazon, would be sworn in as the country’s new President.

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