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Philippines

The Philippines, (PROSE: Warring States) or the Philippine Islands, (TV: Survivors of the Flux) was a nation in Asia.[1] They included the islands of Luzon and Mindanao. (TV: Survivors of the Flux)

Geography[]

The Philippine Islands were located to the east of the China Sea. To the north of the Philippines was the island of Formosa, to the south was the island of Gilolo, and to the south-west was Borneo. Luzon was the larger island compared to Mindanao. (TV: Survivors of the Flux)

History[]

20th century[]

Java appeared on a map of the region in 1904. (TV: Survivors of the Flux)

The United States of America had been in control of the Philippines for many years. In 1900, they had thousands of troops stationed on the Philippine islands. This marked the US out as one of the prominent powers in the Far East, rising in the wake of the power vacuum caused by the decline of China. Another one of these rising powers, carving out an empire of their own, was Japan. (PROSE: Warring States)

On 9 December 1941, almost 48 hours after their initial attack on Pearl Harbor which had brought the United States into the Second World War, the Japanese attacked the US forces stationed on the Philippine Islands. Unlike at Pearl Harbor, the Americans in the Philippines believed they were sufficiently trained and ready to face to approaching Japanese forces.

However, Lieutenant Terrence Moody was shot down and killed in his P-40 Warhawk above Luzon Island shortly after leaving Clark Air Base without ever seeing the Japanese pilot that dispatched him. (PROSE: Happily Ever After Is a High-Risk Strategy)

After the battle, the Japanese went on to gain control of many more islands throughout the Pacific Ocean which had to be clawed back by the Americans in further years of hard fighting. (PROSE: Endgame)

Later history[]

In 2059, the Philippines was rumoured to be working on a Mars rocket. Margaret Cain thought the Tenth Doctor might have been a Filipino astronaut. (TV: The Waters of Mars)

A Filipino Protectorate existed by the year 4993. Binoculars with lip-reading software were constructed there. (PROSE: Interference - Book One)

In 5000, the Philippines took part in World War VI, which ended when the Filipino Army marched on Reykjavik and liberated it from the Supreme Alliance. The Doctor marched alongside them and witnessed the final battle. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

Footnotes[]

  1. The map shown in War of the Sontarans shows Hindustan to be in south Asia. On the map shown in Survivors of the Flux, the Philippine Islands are located east of Hindustan.
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