Tierra de Infieles y Vino de Arroz – A Philippines Timeline

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by kasumigenx, Aug 13, 2019.

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  1. Threadmarks: Infidel Recovery

    kasumigenx Well-Known Member

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    Tierra de Infieles y Vino de Arroz

    Infidel Recovery

    On the mid 18th century after the famine in the late 17th century and the eruption of Taal, the Pagan and Crypto Muslim populations in Luzon would start to flourish again, the Gaddangs would be said to dominate the Upper Reaches of the Cagayan and Pampanga river watersheds.

    The Taal volcano would spew Ash on the lands of Kumintang destroying the ports of Kumintang and the Pansipit and after that time there would be famines in the lands of the Kapampangans and Ilocanos which would lessen their population until they were a minority.

    The Spanish would not feel the death toll of their loyal supporters on the Island, the Pagans would recover from the famine in the 17th to early 18th century and the Spanish would not know what would happen with the land that they are in until it was too late, the Pagans don’t acknowledge the Spanish.

    The Bulacan ethnic group would recover from the 17th-century famine and they would remain a separate group from Kapampangans.[1]

    On Kumintang repeated revolts would happen and there would be both Crypto Muslim population in Kumintang which would recover from the Famine and they would recover and are still existing in the present day.




    note:
    This is the antetype of the British Luzon TL.

    1. The IOTL Tagarugs.
     
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  2. Threadmarks: An unforeseen enemy

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    An unforeseen enemy

    During that time the Spanish under Charles III would have issues against Napoleon as Napoleon would have tried to attack Spain again and again but the Spanish would encounter revolts led by Francisco Matienza in Kumintang, the Spanish led by Charles III would not seem to notice that parts of Luzon that they are occupying are now lessen in the Northern half of that Island, the Spanish would have issues in the South but they would have issues in the North as well.

    During that time the Spanish would not feel that the territory that the Christians that are under him are now lesser and lesser and the Crypto Muslims and Hindus would now have strength to kick the Spanish from the island when the Christians would be reduced into the coasts of the Famine.

    Despite both the Ibanags, Sambals, Pangasinense and Bulacan who are catholics would recover from the 17th century famine but they would be prove to be not to be really pro-Spanish and willing to defect away as well as the Crypto Muslims like the Kumintang Crypto Muslims, the Ilocanos and Kapampangans population would retreat and would be smaller in the latter part of the 18th century which would cause the Pagans who are in recovery to multiply in the former Christian territory.
     
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  3. Threadmarks: Failure of the Tobacco Monopoly and the End of the Spanish rule in Luzon and Florida

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    Failure of the Tobacco Monopoly and the End of the Spanish rule in Luzon and Florida

    A tobacco monopoly in the Philippine islands during the Spanish era would established by Governor-General José Basco y Vargas on March 1, 1782 with the aim of increasing government revenue. Spearheaded by the Sociedad Económica de los Amigos del País (Economic Societies of Friends of the Country), tobacco was cultivated under strict government control. The tobacco farmers were given quotas each year and the entire crop was then bought by the government. The tobacco leaves were then brought to Manila and made into cigars and cigarettes in government-owned factories, however the Pagans would multiply in Cagayan valley and the resistant population preventing the Spanish from taking advantage of Cagayan Valley, causing the Tabacco Monopoly to be confined in the Ilocos Provinces and Mariduque, the Crypto Muslims at this point would reveal themselves as Muslims.

    Due to the famines which would cause the Ilocano population in Ilocos to be lessened, the Tobacco monopoly would be forced to retreat in Ilocos due to the lesser profits in the Tobacco Monopoly and the Pagan Isneg and Tinguian populations would migrate down due to the famine not affecting them, the bad treatment of the Ilocanos in the tabacco monopoly would be one of the reasons why the Ilocanos population would further plunge, due to the Spanish losing the Tobacco Monopoly they would cede Luzon to the Americans in the coming century to prevent humiliating defeat to the Muslims and the Pagans.

    After Jackson's incursions, Spain decided that Florida had become too much of a burden, as it could not afford to send settlers or garrisons to properly occupy the land and was receiving very little revenue from the territory. Madrid therefore decided to cede Florida to the United States, however the Spanish would also decide to cede the Island of Luzon to the United States, which included both the land that they control as well and their rights to the Island due to the Spanish are no longer affording to maintain the colony. The transfer was negotiated as part of the Adams–Onís Treaty, which also settled several boundary disputes between Spanish colonies and the U.S. in exchange for American payment of $5,000,000 in claims against the Spanish government. The treaty was signed in 1819 and took effect in 1821, and the United States formally took possession of Florida and Luzon on July 17, 1821.

    The cession of the Spanish to United States would not include Marinduque and the Southern Insular parts of Bicol region.
     
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  4. Threadmarks: The Decay

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    The Decay

    On the late 18th century the Spanish rule in the areas not really loyal to the Spanish in the Northern half of Luzon would break little by little and the people of Luzon or Saludong would start to find their identity, however, the Macabebeans and Ilocanos would be loyal to the Spanish, a semblance of the government or council would form on the island which the Spanish would not recognize.

    On the that 1810s on the last point of the Spanish rule the revolt of Novales in Manila and the Minor Basi revolt in the Ilocos would be both hated by both the Pagans and the Spanish and none of them would support them which would cause these revolts to have no support as these both revolts are both against the Spanish and against the Pagans, however due to the continuing retreat of the population of the loyal people to the Spanish, the island would be sold to the Americans along with Florida as the island would now be a burden for the Spanish to maintain due to the loss of the Tobacco Monopoly.

    Note:
    The Christians in Luzon are former Muslims for decades before the Spanish arrived and the Pagans in Luzon never converted to Christianity, that is according to the Moro version of History, I wrote this timeline with that viewpoint.
     
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    I don't know what to do to Princess Charlotte in this TL...
     
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