>>681655 >>681655 It was a continuation of the Philippine independence war against Spain that the Americans originally supported. However, during peace talks the Spanish, instead of releasing the Philippines, simply transferred governance to the American military, who then simply sat on the Philippines as military governors. Aguinaldo's government wasn't recognized by the US, who wanted to create their own government in order to secure a military base and influence in the region, something Aguinaldo, a hard isolationist, wasn't cooperating on. Thus, when an armed revolutionary guard was shot for approaching the US compound, the tension escalated into all out war that ended in an American victory.
It was basically a "testrun" by the American government of its capabilities to fight in overseas conflicts, and was essential to building its influence in the Pacific.
>>681655 >Phillippines thought they were ready for a Republic and independence. >US takes a look at it internally, and says "No". >Philippines think they can push out US. >Philippines starts shit and gets it shit pushed in. >US nurtures the Philippines with promise of letting it become an independent republic until Japs take it over because East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. >After WWII, the Philippines became an independent Republic.
>>685083 >Philippines starts shit and gets it shit pushed in. ...no? >Sources generally agree that the first shots were fired by Private William Walter Grayson, an Englishman who had emigrated to America c. 1890, had enlisted as a volunteer soldier in Lincoln, Nebraska
A real cavaet it was the most brutal war we fought. Atrocities were happening on both sides. American concentration camps were created in remote villages to insure a proper count of population during conflicts and able to weed out the insurrectos (rebels)
After the Battle of (massacre)Balangiga General Jacob Smith for the pacification of Samar ordered " I want no prisoners. I wish for you to kill and burn ; the more you kill and burn the better it will pleases me. The interior of Samar must be a howlin wildnerness" Thus everyone beyond ten was put into the firing squad
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