America, the nation that has been the proof of a working democracy, is currently engaged in a war with the Spanish in the Pacific islands of the Philippines. The Philippines have been oppressed by the Spanish for decades so it is time for America, who has been ravaging this country with war, to assist the Filipino people in rebuilding their nation into a powerful presence in the pacific. Taking control of this country is also quite beneficial to the United states government too. The United States should continue to expand to the Philippines to help assist them politically by setting up a democracy, help bring on social reforms, and reap economic benefits of the raw materials and a new market.
The Spanish have been a monarchy enforcing their laws and customs upon their colonies since the fifteenth century, so the United States should come to the aid of the filipino people by assisting in setting up a democratic government. Recently, America assisted in liberated the island nation of Cuba from spanish rule. The Cubans were tired of the unfair taxation inforced by the Spanish, as well as having no say in the way they are governed. If the Cubans felt this way about the Spanish, the Filipino people have similar feelings about the Spanish rule. The Spanish monarchy is a in complete control of the Philippines and as the proponent of democracy it is the American duty to share this wonderful political gift with nations that are deprived of their natural right to choose how their lands are governed. Recently, the United States government has been an ambassador of democracy in the the Dominican Republic. This country attempted to bring itself out of a tyrannical government on their own, but their effort was futile. The United States took over the Dominican’s government for a short period of time to help assist them in establishing a democracy. The United States has the ability to bring the most modern and socially responsible form of government to the Filipino people, so let democracy spread.
Another benefit of expanding into the Philippines are the social reforms that can be shared with the local people. Many insect born diseases can be spread with very little prevention in tropical places like the Philippines. In Panama, a country with a similar climate to that of the Philippines, the United States helped to eradicate the diseases of malaria and west nile virus. These vicious diseases killed scores of men, and can continue killing more people in more people unless the United States decides to occupy this land and assist the native people. If fewer people die, that means that there's more opportunity for new inventions to be created by the people that would have died.
The third reason why it is beneficial to expand into the Philippines is that the economic gains from such a transaction would be massive. Stepping in for the departing Spanish, the United States would now have a completely new market to sell American goods to. Along with that, manufacturing costs could be brought down by outsourcing more unskilled labor to this less developed country. This would mean cheaper goods for Americans and a chance for many Filipinos to have jobs they previously wouldn’t have had before. Another economic benefit would be the use of the natural resources of these lands for American production, saving America’s natural resources for when they are in need. This plan helps America have a foothold for future economic success.
In conclusion, the United States of America should expand into the Philippines to benefit both countries. Once the Filipino people are back on their feet, the United States can release the reins and return home having introduced democracy onto a nation that is in dire need of reform. Remember now, honorable members of the Senate to think about how both of these countries can benefit.