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    Manila I'm coming home!
     
    — Hotdog

    Manilaball Vanilla is the capital cityball and second largest city of Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball (Quezon City beat it in size, but their relationship is totally fine.). It is having issues on urban planning. Manilaball is the densest cityball in the world (according to 2017 statistics) and can be Paris-icon.png Parisball of the east! Sometimes Manila-icon.png Manilaball is considered to be Quezon Cityball, Makatiball, Pasayball, and other cityballs around it totaling about 23 million people which makes it the 4th largest cityball in the world as Manila-icon.png NCRBall!

    History

    Pre-Colonial Era (-1571)

    The area around Manila-icon.png Manilaball was settled by Negritos, then by 1-icon.png Malayo-Polynesians, who established city-states known as Barangays. By the 10th century, the area was ruled by the Kingdom of Tondo-icon.png Kingdom of Tondoball north of the Pasig River. Manila-icon.png Manilaball was a popular trading hub for merchants from 1-icon.png Songball and 1-icon.png Yuanball, and from other parts of Asia.

    In the 13th century, Manila-icon.png Manilaball was anschlussed by the Hinduism-icon.png Hindu Majapahit2-icon.png Majahapitball, and was renamed to Serulongball. Serulongball (Manilaball), along with Sultanate of Sulu-icon.png Sulotball (Sultanate of Suluball), managed to regain independence.

    In the late 15th century, Manila-icon.png Manilaball was once again anschlussed, this time by the Sunni-icon.png Muslim Bruneian Empire-icon.png Bruneian Empireball. Bruneian Empire-icon.png Brunei had saw the strategic importance of Manila-icon.png Manilaball, and so decided to establish the Bruneian Empire-icon.png Rajahnate of Maynilaball, a satellite state. Along with the influx of Arab traders, Sunni-icon.png Islam grew in popularity in Manila-icon.png Manilaball. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spanish, Manila-icon.png Manilaball became a rich trading port where merchants from many different parts of Asia came for commerce, and Manilaball became prosperous. Little did they know, that time of peace and prosperity will change, Spanish Empire-icon (tangle).pngfor better or for worse.Spanish Empire-icon (tangle).png

    Spanish Era (1571-1898)

    The Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spanish Empireball, who just arrived from the freshly conquered clays of 1-icon (division).png Cebu, was looking for a new capital, as Cebu Cityball, the former capital, got constantly raided by PortugueseEmpire-icon.png Portuguese pirates and had to relocate to the island of Panay. Seeing the prosperity of Bruneian Empire-icon.png Kingdom of Maynilaball, it attempted to "be friends" with the Rajah of Bruneian Empire-icon.png Kingdom of Maynilaball, Sulayman. This obviously failed, and what came next was, of course, invasion. The first invasion by the Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spanish failed, but the second invasion, led by a larger force, succeeded, but Manilaball was burnt by the natives before retreating. Meanwhile, unlike Maynilaball, Kingdom of Tondo-icon.png Tondoball agreed to recognize Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spainball's sovereignty over Manilaball.

    Manila-icon.png Manilaball was then established as a city, and integrated into the Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spanish Empire as ManilaRawr. It became the new capital of Spanish Manila-icon.png Spanish East Indiesball, a title which was formerly owned by Cebu Cityball. It still holds a grudge against Manila-icon.png Manilaball because of this. Manila-icon.png Manilaball, and by extension Spanish Manila-icon.png Spanish East Indiesball, was connected to the rest of the Spanish Empire via Spanish-Empire-icon.png New Spainball by the Manila-Acapulco Galleon. This trade route helped strengthen the relations between Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball and Mexico-icon.png Mexicoball today, and helped Manila-icon.png Manilaball become prosperous. Rapid Christianization occurred during this time, and this is why Manila-icon.png Manilaball, and Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball are now extremely Catholic-icon.png Catholic.

    The Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spanish had one problem during their time in Manilaball, which were the 1-icon.png Chinese. Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spain had solved the problem with 1-icon.png Chinese who converted to Catholic-icon.png Catholicism by providing them a settlement north of the Pasig River and the walled city of Intramuros, which was the center of Manila-icon.png Manilaball at the time. This resulted in the oldest Chinatown in the World, Binondo. The other Chinese who refused were, according to Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spain, "a pain in their paella" to deal with. For much of the late 16th to 17th century, the 1-icon.png Chinese kept revolting, but they were defeated each time, but Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spainball managed to "mostly" keep them at ease, providing an area called Parian for them to settle, though overtime they moved to Binondo, Sta. Cruz and Tondo.

    British Occupation (1762-1764)

    Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spain joined the Kingdom of France-icon.png French against the British Empire-icon.png British and the Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussians during the Seven Years' War. The British Empire-icon.png British then anschlussed Manila-icon.png Manilaball, occupying it until 1764. After Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spain's surrender, the British Empire-icon.png British began to rape Manila-icon.png Manilaball mercilessly, pillaging many places in Manila-icon.png Manilaball, particularly Binondo, and massacring the Chinese, Spanish, and Filipinos who lived there. This lasted more than forty hours.

    Though, British Empire-icon.png Britain did agree to respect private property, Catholicism in the colony, and the freedom to travel and trade as British subjects. Nevertheless, the Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spanish still posed resistance against the British Empire-icon.png British despite their surrender. Manila-icon.png Manilaball returned to Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spain's hands after the end of the war, though this is because the people who signed the Treaty of Paris forgot British Manila-icon (alt).png British Manilaball existed.

    Remaining Spanish Years and the Philippine Revolution (1764-1898)

    Spanish-Empire-icon.png New Spainball, Manila-icon.png Manilaball's sibling and the one who did most of the work for Spanish Manila-icon.png Spanish East Indiesball, entered a Vivelaspin.gif rebellious phase and broke free from Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spain's rule, turning into the First Mexican Empire-icon.png First Mexican Empireball. Manila-icon.png Manilaball was subsequently placed under direct rule from Madridball. Though, this kind of governance was actually great for Manila-icon.png Manilaball, who experienced more prosperity under direct rule than from governance from Spanish-Empire-icon.png New Spainball. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, and the opening of Manila-icon.png Manilaball to international trade provided rich opportunities to countries interested in the economy of Manila-icon.png Manilaball, who built bridges, roads, and railways. However, Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spain's authority over Manilaball and Philippinesball would soon come to an end.

    Also, thanks in part to the opening of the Canal and Manila-icon.png Manilaball's ports, nationalistic and liberal ideologies arrived in Manilaball. The wealthy middle class of Manila-icon.png Manilaball was able to study in state-of-the-art colleges and universities in Spainball and elsewhere in Europe, and they were exposed to the state of their homeland, and now wanted reform. These groups of people were called Ilustrados.

    The ideas of nationalism spread even further throughout Spanish Philippines-icon (1785-1899).png Philippinesball, thanks in part to a certain Jose Rizal, with his publication of El Filibusterismo and Noli Me Tangere. Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spainball didn't like this, and exiled him to Dapitanball in Zamboanga de Norteball until he returned in 1892 to form La Liga Filipina, a nationalistic organization, where one of the members was a certain Andres Bonifacio, who gave rise to Katipunan-icon.png Katipunanball.

    Katipunan-icon.png Katipunanball remained hidden from Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spainball until it was discovered in 1896. This marked the beginning of the Philippine Revolution. Katipunan-icon.png Katipunanball failed to take Manila-icon.png Manilaball, but managed to have successes outside of Manila-icon.png Manilaball, particularly in Caviteball, reforming into the First Philippine Republic-icon.png First Philippine Republicball. Jose Rizal was executed by Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spainball in December 30, 1896 in Bagumbayan, now Luneta Park.

    While all of this was happening, USA-icon.png USAball, who was manifesting its destiny, began attacking Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spainball in the Spanish-American War, taking Manila-icon.png Manilaball. Initially, USA-icon.png USAball supported First Philippine Republic-icon.png First Philippine Republicball, but after establishing a peace treaty with Spanish-Empire-icon.png Spainball handing over Philippines to USAball, they kept Manila-icon.png Manilaball, and soon waged war against First Philippine Republic-icon.png First Philippine Republicball in the Philippine-American War, where the Filipinos lost.

    American Era

    With Manila-icon.png Manilaball now in American hands, the city became the capital for the United States Philippines-icon.png Insular Government of the Philippine Islands. Americanization of the city quickly took place, with the separation of church and state, introduction of Protestant-icon.png Protestantism, and establishment of American universities, such as the Philippine Normal University, as well as introduction the English Language. Initially, the Americans banned flying the Philippine flag, but allowed it again, becoming the other national flag for the United States Philippines-icon.png Territory, alongside the American Flag, of course.

    After much pestering from numerous independence missions by Philippines-icon.png Filipinos both in Manilaball and in the USA-icon.png United States, USA-icon.png USAball agreed to give independence to United States Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball by 1946, establishing the Commonwealth of the Philippines-icon.png Commonwealth of the Philippinesball as a transitional government with Manila-icon.png Manilaball as its capital.

    USA-icon.png America called on the renowned Daniel Burnham to try and implement city planning to Manila-icon.png Manilaball, but this was delayed because Quezon Cityball was suddenly planned to be the new capital for Commonwealth of the Philippines-icon.png Commonwealth of the Philippinesball. Nevertheless, Manila-icon.png Manilaball became the Queen of the Pacific, and all was well, until the outbreak of war.

    World War II and Japanese Occupation

    After the Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball bombed Hawaii-icon.png Hawaiiball, they began heading straight for Manila-icon.png Manilaball, which was an American city. Bombing the crap out of US military bases in Subic and Clark, USAball declared Manila-icon.png Manilaball an open city and went, along with Commonwealth of the Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball, to try and defend the city from the invading Japanese via Bataanball and Corregidor, which turned out really, really bad. Manilaball finally fell to the Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese by May 8, 1942, and what followed was a nightmare for Filipinos and Americans.

    Manila-icon.png Manilaball became the capital, firstly for the Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese Occupational Government, and then for the puppet Second Philippine Republic-icon.png Second Philippine Republicball. Despite Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanball's promise of "Asia for the Asians" the Japanese authorities were brutal and strict. Women of all sorts of ages were rounded up as comfort women, the Kempeitai killed anyone suspected of being anti-Japanese, and Filipino collaborators called Makapili-icon.png Makapili helped them in their mission. The Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese also enforced studying the Japanese language and removed all western texts. Towards the end of the war, the economy was fucked so bad that the bills issued by the Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese were worthless, and got the nickname "Mickey Mouse Money".

    USA-icon.png USAball's and Commonwealth of the Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball's armies arrived at Manila-icon.png Manilaball by February 3, 1945. The Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese government ordered to evacuate the city, but the Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese soldiers were in Japanese-Empire.gif BANZAI MODE and refused to obey. What resulted was the Battle of Manila from February 3 to March 3, 1945, and Manila-icon.png Manilaball was utterly flattened by both Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese and USA-icon.png American artillery. Most of Manila-icon.png Manila was levelled, Intramuros was reduced to rubble, numerous bridges and heritage buildings were bombed. In retaliation, the Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese rounded up most of Manila-icon.png Manilaball's citizens and killed them in broad daylight, which is now known as the Manila Massacre.

    By the end of the war, Manila-icon.png Manilaball was the second most devastated Capital Cityball in the world, after Warsaw-icon.png Warsawball.

    Third Republic and the Marcos Era (1946-1986)

    USA-icon.png USAball granted Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball independence in 1946 as promised, starting the Philippines-icon.png Third Philippine Republicball. Manila-icon.png Manilaball was once again the Capital Cityball of Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball, but this changed in 1948, as Quezon Cityball inherited the throne. Nevertheless, Manila-icon.png Manilaball entered the golden age with the election of Arsenio Lacson as mayor and Manila-icon.png Manilaball was once again known as the Pearl of the Orient. Manila-icon.png Manilaball's reconstruction continued with the help of Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball (and USA-icon.png USAball but limited support due to JapanRawr-icon.png its occupation of Japanball).

    In 1975, Manila-icon.png Manilaball, along with 17 cities and municipalities, were separated from the provinces of Rizalball and Bulacanball, and became known as Manila-icon.png Metro Manilaball. Along with this, Manila-icon.png Manilaball returned to becoming the capital for Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball, much to the dismay of Quezon Cityball.

    When Marcos-icon.png Ferdinand Marcos established martial law, Manila-icon.png Manilaball was a hotbed for resistance against the Marcos-icon.png Marcos dictatorship. Rizal Park was a particular point for political rallies by both Marcos and Corazon Aquino. Youth and student demonstrators also fought police and military forces. This culminated in the EDSA Revolution and the overthrow of Marcos-icon.png Marcos in 1986.

    Contemporary Era (1986-)

    After Corazon Aquino's ascent to the Presidency, Manila-icon.png Manilaball saw six unsuccessful coup attempts. Alfredo Lim was elected Mayor in 1992, and became wildly popular thanks to his anti-crime crusades. His successor, Lito Atienza saw the renovation of Manila-icon.png Manilaball's plaza and other projects that benefitted Manila-icon.png Manilaball's citizens. However, the relationship between the two turned bitter, and they would compete with each other for Mayorship until 2013. Manila-icon.png Manilaball also experienced a second EDSA, this time overthrowing Joseph Estrada.

    DMCI Homes started construction of the Torre de Manila in 2012. This was highly controversial because it ruined the skyline of Luneta Park, earning the nicknames of "Terror de Manila" and the "National Photobomber".

    In the 2013 elections, Joseph Estrada became the new Mayor of Manila-icon.png Manilaball. He was widely known for demolishing, gutting out, or approving the demolition of numerous heritage sites, such as the Santa Cruz Building, Capitol Theater, El Hogar, old Magnolia Ice Cream Plant, and Rizal Memorial Stadium. Aside from this, Manila-icon.png Manilaball became the most competitive cityball in Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball during Noynoy Aquino's presidential term. By May 2019, Manila-icon.png Manilaball was in a lot of debt, a 4.4 Billion Peso Debt.

    Isko Moreno was elected Mayor in the 2019 elections, beating Estrada. His mayorship is the opposite of what Estrada did, where he restored most of Manila-icon.png Manilaball's original heritage sites, including the Kartilya ng Katipunan park, Lagunsilad Underpass, the Jones Bridge, and cleaned up many parts of Manila-icon.png Manilaball, including Binondo, from garbage and illegal vendors. Several ordinances were also signed, giving additional perks and privileges to Manilaball's senior citizens, and monthly allowances for Grade 12 students in all public schools in the city.

    Taal Volcano erupted from neighboring Caviteball and Batangasball on January 12, 2020 and COVID-19 entered Manila-icon.png Manilaball on January 30, 2020, which caused a serious high demand for N95 masks. On March 15, 2020, when local COVID-19 cases were rising, President Duterte-icon.png Duterte placed the city and the entire region of Metro Manila under a community quarantine, eventually expanding to the entirety of Luzon Island under a "enhanced community quarantine" on March 16, 2020. As of August 5, 2021, Metro Manilaball's cases number at 559K confirmed cases, 536K recovered, and only 8.34K deaths, and with the Delta Variant running rampant with 48 cases of it, it's safe to say that Manila-icon.png Metro Manilaball will experience one hell of a time.

    Pushing aside the effects of COVID-19, Manila-icon.png Manilaball today is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. With an area of 16.56 square miles, Manila-icon.png Manilaball is the most densely populated city proper in the world, with a density of 107,520 people per square mile. Manila-icon.png Manilaball's architecture mixes Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American architectural styles together, reflecting Manila-icon.png Manilaball's colonial past. Manilaball is rampant with numerous shopping malls, including malls in Binondo, and malls owned by SM and Robinsons, and is a prime tourist destination, welcoming one million tourists each year.

    (WIP)

    Relations

    Metro Manila

    • Caloocanball - Has split personalities (IRL Caloocan is divided into two geographical areas). It is a descendant of Katipunanball (HQ) and it started Philippine Revolution by shouting out loud.
    • Las Piñasball - Villar Territory Salt farmer and best Jeepney Manufacturer and Driver! It is op very talented in playings the Bamboo Organ. can get really salty at times
    • Makatiball - Financial expert who op helping us gettings the pe$o$. Rivals with Taguigball and Paterosball because they op claiming Bonifacio Global City as their own.
    • Malabonball - Fisherman and best Pancit chef!
    • Mandaluyongball - Bartender who is op lookings up to Bavaria-icon.png Bavariaball by celebratings Oktoberfest. Also home to best mall, SM Megamall! Currently suffering from withdrawal due to ban on liquor because of community quarantine.
    • Marikinaball - Best shoemaker! It is op lookings up to Netherlands-icon.png Netherlandsball as student in shoemaking except when he startings sm*king w**d!!! It op too focused on craft that he op made 17x8 ft long shoes isang araw!
    • Muntinlupaball - Prison Warden of New Bilibid Prison, havings op hard time managing it because of overcrowdings. Op gettings rich suddenly thanks to investments op Filinvest City and Ayala Land.
    • Navotasball - Best fisherman, who owns third largest fish port in Asia and the largest in ASEAN-icon.png Southeast Asia!
    • Parañaqueball - Fisherman-turned-casino owner. Home to best casinos like City of Dreams, Okada and Solaire!
    • Pasayball - Aspiring pilot. Home to best mall Mall of Asia and Villamor Airbase!
    • Pasigball - Formerly capital of Rizalball (self-proclaimed, though) until it was moved to Antipoloball. Another financial expert, who is op ownings the Ortigas Center!
    • Paterosball - Rookie member of NCRball, and a municipality, and is op best Balut Vendor! Unfortunately yuo is op too small to be city, but we still acceptings you! You can into city someday! Kaya mo yan! Rivals with Makatiball and Taguigball because he claimes a part of Bonifacio Global City, but too irrelevant to be cared by both Makatiball and Taguigball.
    • Quezon Cityball - Main rival. It op the largest city in Philippinesball by both area and population! It also used to be capital city of Philippinesball, but I took that back!! HAHA SUCK IT!!! But we op gettings along well.
    • San Juanball - Geographical center of Metro Manila! It is op too nationalistic and faithful follower of Katipunanball. (Here two battles between Katipunan and Spain occured here)
    • Taguigball - War veteran and the other financial expert who is owner of Bonifacio Global City. Rivals with Makatiball and Paterosball because of this.
    • Valenzuelaball - NEVER FORGET EDSA REVOLUTION! is what he op usually sayings during dinner meals, probably causings it is op too prideful op ownings famed icon from the EDSA Revolution. Aside from this, it op usually family-friendly, as seen from the numerous family parks he owns.

    Friends

    • Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball - Most loving nanay. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
    • Kingdom of Tondoball - Most loving lola / grandparent. Don't worries anymore, as ako am keeping your heritage alive in District of Tondoball! pls do not sayings it's full of poverty, ako am trying my best ok?
    • Most Philippine Provinceballs and Cityballs - servants Staff team who is op workings overtime and underpaid to develop Philippinesball. I'm their boss. Lettings us work together so we can op makings Philippines a magandang place to live in!

    Neutral

    • Cebu Cityball - Queen City of the South and fellow co-worker. She was op former capital of Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball. She still hatings me because of it but we gettings along most of the time. Has dabest Lechon in the world! CAN YUO AND DAVAO CITY STOP CALLINGS ME IMPERIAL MANILA!? IS NOT MY FAULT THAT PAPA Spain-icon.png ESPANYA CHOSE ME TO BE CAPITAL INSTEAD OF YUO!
    • Davao Cityball - Current President of Philippines-icon.png Philippinesball and also fellow co-worker. Mostly a great guy but can yuo pl0x stoppings trying to implement federalism? salamat. Outside of politics he is expert in durian farming and master vinta boat rider. AGAIN STOPPINGS CALLING ME IMPERIAL MANILA! YUO IS ALREADY PRESIDENT, STOP TELLING YOUR SUPPORTERS TO CALL ME THAT NAME PLOX!

    Enemies

    WIP

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