Originally Posted by mhgaffney
The US had to crush a popular uprising -- staged by Philippinos who wanted freedom -- not another colonial master.
200,000+ died in that 3 year war.
With the exception of the province of Mindanao (which are Muslim majority in an open state of rebellion and hate everyone) the Filipinos love the US and despise the Spanish despite the fact that a lot of them do still speak Spanish. So have we treated them better? I don't know but I know they think we have.