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Research Paper Martial Law

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The undesirable happenings during the reign of Ferdinand Marcos were a worst nightmare to every Filipino who witnessed its cruelty and vindictiveness. Martial law was never an answer to the problem of the country during that time. But, by the power vested to Marcos, martial law was implemented. Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines, for more than 20 years . He promised to make the nation great again in his inaugural speech of December 30, 1965. His political venture began with his election to the House of Representatives in 1949 as a Congressman from Ilocos. He became Senate President in 1963. He was married to Imelda Romualdez from Leyte. He ran for President as Nacionalista in 1965 election and won over Macapagal. Nacionalista Party leader Ferdinand Marcos dominated the political scene of the Philippines for two decades after his election to the presidency in 1965. During his first term, Marcos initiated ambitious public works projects that improved the general quality of life...

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