World History Moment: 1986 Philippine Revolution

President Ferdinand Marcos poses on Nov. 22, 1965, in Manila, Philippines.
President Ferdinand Marcos poses on Nov. 22, 1965, in Manila, Philippines. AP Photo
President Ferdinand Marcos poses on Nov. 22, 1965, in Manila, Philippines.
President Ferdinand Marcos poses on Nov. 22, 1965, in Manila, Philippines. AP Photo

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.