Published one year before the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, which was the second-largest eruption of the 20th century, this geopolitical map produced by the CIA would have been a useful tool in strategic planning and political diplomacy. The archipelago country is the fifth-largest island nation in the world, and it’s proximity to China, Malaysia, Japan, and South Asia makes it an essential piece of diplomatic relations near the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
In 1990 the Philippines also experienced the Luzon volcano eruption, which struck just north of the Capital, Manila, causing extensive damage. The Philippines endured both of these eruptions and rebuilt after each with foreign aid. The American military has long utilized the importance of the nation’s geographical location, and in 1992 negotiations successfully extended the military’s presence on the island. Many branches of the US Military have a presence on the island. Still, the Naval bases are of great importance, especially Subic Bay, which was initially established by the Spanish in 1885, and decommissioned in 1992.
The Philippines is an important ally, and the US-Filipino trade produces some 17.3 billion in revenue annually. The nation’s strategic location and friendly relations with the US have made it one of the more prosperous countries in the region, and Filipino’s have a proud heritage and unique culture.
The distinctive aesthetic of geopolitical maps depicts nations as they stand regarding political diplomacy, and international strategic planning. These maps are unique pieces of modern cartographical history.
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