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Tydings-McDuffie Act

The Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934 is a piece of U.S legislation which provided for the independence of the Philippines (from the United States) by 1945. Independence was achieved on July 4, 1946, the delay being a result of World War II.

The Tydings-McDuffie Act provided for Filipino independence after a 10-year "transnational period" during which the US would maintain military forces in the Philippines. Furthermore, during this period the American President was granted the power to call into military service all military forces of the Philippine government. The act permitted the maintenance of US naval bases, within this region, until 1947.

See also: History of the Philippines