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  1. benevolent assimilation(Noun)

    The assimilation of a people group, by absorbing foreign people into a new culture, with the primary stated reason being that it is an act of benevolence.

  2. Origin: This expression was coined and used in 1898 by President William McKinley justifying the invasion of the Philippines.

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  1. Benevolent Assimilation

    "Benevolent Assimilation": The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 is a non-fiction book documenting the history of the Philippine–American War by Stuart Creighton Miller, a professor at San Francisco State University, published in 1982 by Yale University Press. The title refers to U.S. President William McKinley's "Benevolent Assimilation" proclamation of December 21, 1898 of the 1898 invasion of the Philippines.


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