Sadly, I'm one of those to whom basic history was not taught. Someone please explain to me why we had U.S. troops in the Philippines in 1900.
I'll need to leave and check back later for any replies.
Thanks in advance.
posted on 05/25/2003 10:12:01 AM PDT
posted on 05/25/2003 10:15:54 AM PDT
by 68 grunt
(3/1 India, 3rd, 0311, 68-69)
We took the Phillipines from the Spanish in the Spanish-American War in 1898. Admiral Dewey sank the Spanish Pacific fleet in Manila Bay.
If we hadn't taken possession of this colony after taking out the Spanish, some other power would have. Realpolitik of the era and all that.
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