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Tango0107 Jan 2023 8:47 p.m. PST

"On April 21, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain. It would be the first overseas conflict fought by the U.S. It involved major campaigns in both Cuba and the Philippine Islands.

The reasons for war were many, but there were two immediate ones: America's support the ongoing struggle by Cubans and Filipinos against Spanish rule, and the mysterious explosion of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor.

Half a world away and only 11 days after the war began, the Spanish Pacific fleet in Manila Bay was defeated by the U.S. Navy in swift strike made by Commodore George Dewey. Unaware of Dewey's quick success, President McKinley ordered troops to mount a campaign against the capital of Manila…"

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BersaThunder07 Jan 2023 10:09 p.m. PST

Remember the Maine! To hell with Spain!" Another strange mystery ….

BillyNM10 Jan 2023 11:33 p.m. PST

"…support the ongoing struggle … against Spanish rule, and the … Maine…"
So, not at all related to expansionism / empire envy?

Tango0111 Jan 2023 3:15 p.m. PST



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