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Watch 100 Years Of Filipina Beauty In A Little Over A Minute

So many looks, so little time.

The latest installment of Cut Video's 100 Years of Beauty has targeted the Philippines, and it doesn't disappoint.

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After the Philippine­-American War, the Philippines and the indigenous people were controlled by the U.S. Insular Government in the 1910s.

The Philippines was more and more Americanized during the 1920s as its economy began to grow.

Carnivals and pageants exploded in the 1930s, emphasizing theatrical beauty.

Japan occupied the Philippines during World War II, causing men and women to form the Huk Rebellion.

After the war, the Philippines had its own golden age of cinema, in the 1950s, where Mestiza women played the leading ladies.

More American troops moved into the Philippines in the 1960s, so women were influenced by cultural icons like Jackie Kennedy.

Corruption became evident under the Marcos regime, and many citizens began to move to other countries and cities.

Much like in America during the 1980s, the economy plummeted in the Philippines.

Under new leader Corazon Aquino, the Philippines began to see a shift toward a successful democracy, but suffering and economic problems persisted.

Violence and destruction struck the Philippines in the 2000s, so citizens turned to movies and television for a sense of escapism.

Today, a middle class is booming and cultural ties between the U.S. and the Philippines are growing.

All research was completed by CUT and Chris Santo Domingo Chan, Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Washington.