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The Road to Martial Law (A Blog Series/THREAD)
A series about the yrs and months leading to the declaration of Martial Law on 23 September 1972, a blow-by-blow account of what happened based on primary sources laid out in an easily readable singular narrative
Part 1: It Takes a Village to Raise a Dictator: The Philippines before Martial Law
Part 2: Marcos Beginnings
On the night of 20 Sept. 1935, after his victory party, Julio Nalundasan was mysteriously shot dead in the head at his home by an unknown sharpshooter. The immediate suspect was Ferdinand Marcos.
Part 3: Truth or Dare – Marcos during World War II
The U.S. Army noted that Marcos’ claims of valor during #WWII were “fraudulent” and “malicious.”
Part 4: The Turbulent 60s and Marcos’ Ascent to Power
The most prominent defection in the 1965 Election was that of Marcos who left the Liberal Party to join the opposing Nacionalista Party. He won as President.
Part 5: The Gathering Storm—Beginnings of the Communist insurgency and Moro secessionism in the 60s
Part 6: The First Quarter Storm of 1970 – The Philippines on the Brink
Journalist Pete Lacaba: “A powerful storm was sweeping the land, a storm whose inexorable advance no earthly force could stop, and the name of the storm was history.”
Part 7: A Plan for the Endgame – Plots, Protests, Scandals and Assassinations
Marcos wasted no time in reshuffling his Cabinet and promoting people in the military, ignoring merits, and ensuring loyalty.