The US 4th Calvary transported their horses and wooden bridges to the Philippines aboard the first metal war ships. They arrived in the Philippines in 1898, a superior force, well equipped and the wholesale slaughter of Filipinoes was begun. The slaughter of Filipinoes was sanctioned by U.S. military leaders, the rampage was particularly vicious on the Island of Samar.
SEZ’s or special economic zones are areas within developing (poorer) nations where foreign investors are enticed with special regulations that are different from the rest of the host nation. These special regulations include tax incentives and lower tariffs. In these zones corporations avoid direct accountability for labor law violations through the use of subcontractors and employee labor contracts. Economic zone businesses seek to establish an environment free from labor law implementation.
The recent buildup of Chinese military bases and aggression in the South China Sea is modeled after the 'lily pad' base strategy of the U.S. The ‘lily pad’ base strategy is similar to the practice of maintaining ‘coaling’ or fueling stations throughout the Far East. Coaling stations were locations for U.S. ships to refuel. These stations were aggressively sought along the coast of China after the Boxer rebellion in 1900.