In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines - Chapter 15, Revolution and Restoration Summary & Analysis

Stanley Karnow
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Chapter 15, Revolution and Restoration Summary

Cory Aquino reluctantly decides to run against Marcos in 1985. She has backing from influential Filipinos and Americans, who educate her on how to deal with the press. Cardinal Sin also works behind the scenes to assist Cory. She is ambiguous about the removal of U.S. bases from homeland soil and talks of negotiating with the communist insurgents. Many high level Filipinos switch their loyalty from Marcos to Cory Aquino. The Reagan administration is still highly reluctant about her.

The February elections show Marcos winning by a small margin and allegations of fraud immediately come to light. Filipinos start coming forward saying they had helped to fix the vote for Marcos. Reagan reluctantly refrains from recognizing a Marcos victory at his staff's request. He eventually admits the majority of the fraud is from Marcos, but Cory is...

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