Accession Number:

AD0683257

Title:

The Huk Rebellion in the Phillipines: An Econometric Study

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

An analysis of the regional pattern of Huk control in the Philippines in terms of certain cultural, economic, and geographic variables. The results indicate that the key factors are 1 language a barrio is more likely to be Huk controlled if most of its residents speak the Kampampangan dialect 2 sectionalism the movement takes advantage of ethnic divisions 3 location barrios are susceptible to Huk control if they lie near those already under control or near areas conducive to guerilla operations 4 proportion of tenant farmers the Huk movement fails in areas where there are few farmers or where few farmers are tenants. The fact that the communist movement began among the Pampangan-speaking people is probably historical coincidence and is not an indication that this group is inherently more revolutionary than others.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE