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Uncle Joe

(59,176 posts)
13. McKinley set the stage for Wilson, that's when the U.S.
Sat Sep 7, 2013, 01:38 PM
Sep 2013

more or less became an empire following the Spanish American War.

The U.S. wouldn't even let Filipino rebel fighters into Manila when the Spanish American War ended.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_American_War

Commodore Dewey transported Emilio Aguinaldo, a Filipino leader who had led rebellion against Spanish rule in the Philippines in 1896, to the Philippines from exile in Hong Kong to rally more Filipinos against the Spanish colonial government.[55] By June, U.S. and Filipino forces had taken control of most of the islands, except for the walled city of Intramuros. On June 12, Aguinaldo proclaimed the independence of the Philippines.[56][57]

On August 13, with American commanders unaware that a cease-fire had been signed between Spain and the U.S. on the previous day, American forces captured the city of Manila from the Spanish in the Battle of Manila.[55][58] This battle marked the end of Filipino-American collaboration, as the American action of preventing Filipino forces from entering the captured city of Manila was deeply resented by the Filipinos. This later led to the Philippine–American War,[59] which would prove to be more deadly and costly than the Spanish–American War.

The U.S. had sent a force of some 11,000 ground troops to the Philippines. Armed conflict broke out between U.S. forces and the Filipinos when U.S. troops began to take the place of the Spanish in control of the country after the end of the war, resulting in the Philippine–American War. On August 14, 1899, the Schurman Commission recommended that the U.S. retain control of the Philippines, possibly granting independence in the future.[60]





It becomes more difficult for a nation to remain neutral in foreign affairs when said nation morphs to world empire status.

Power; in and of itself has a dynamic to feed.
I voted FDR gopiscrap Sep 2013 #1
He saved the world. (nt) Nye Bevan Sep 2013 #5
Washington Benton D Struckcheon Sep 2013 #2
Yeah I like what you say gopiscrap Sep 2013 #3
McKinley set the stage for Wilson, that's when the U.S. Uncle Joe Sep 2013 #13
Without a doubt, FDR. David__77 Sep 2013 #4
Obama undeterred Sep 2013 #6
:) Kolesar Sep 2013 #9
Lincoln adopted the cause of the way-outmatched abolitionists Kolesar Sep 2013 #7
+1. I had Washington and FDR tied for 2nd - nt HardTimes99 Sep 2013 #15
. blkmusclmachine Sep 2013 #8
Kennedy shenmue Sep 2013 #10
Why? gopiscrap Sep 2013 #11
Ditto for Kennedy. n/t RebelOne Sep 2013 #16
I'm going to get flamed for this but here goes. Lyndon Johnson............. wandy Sep 2013 #12
I voted the man so popular, mick063 Sep 2013 #14
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