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By Princesanegrita (Princesanegrita) on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:31 am: Edit

“Let every Nation know whether it wish us well or will, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to ensure the success and survival of freedom.”


Did not shape very much, only to protect american interests
A Filipino independence movement that challeneged Spanish colonial rule during 1896 and 1897.U.S. Consul in Singapore, E. Spencer Pratt saw no reason to limit the new Spanish-American War to the Carribean theater, elements also wanted to go after the Spanish conlonies in the Pacific as well. Pratt seemed to have asked the assistance of Emilio Aguinaldo, and exiled revolutionary. Aguinaldo responded positively yet requested that Pratt give him some written promise that the United States backed Filipino indepence. However, Pratt could only offer effusive verbal promises. While Aguinaldo claimed that Pratt claimed that the US “would atleast recognize the indepencence of the Phillipines under a naval protectorate,” but the American consul had no authority to issue such a claim.

“The truth is I didn’t want the Philipines, and when they came to us as a gift from the gods, I did not know what to do with them” William McKinley. The rapid growth of US industry during the late ninteenth century created enough excess manufacturing capacity that additional markets were needed.Another factor was European imperialism. America’s primary economic rivals were all busily engaged in creating captive markets in Asian and Africa.

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 09:27 am: Edit

Read Howard Zinn.


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