1898 Spanish American War: Tensions Between The United States And Spain

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1898 Spanish American War On the year of 1898, tensions between the United States and Spain begun to rise over the domination of Spain of Latin America and some places of the Caribbean. The war started because Cuba was eager to reach for independence from Spain. There was word that the spanish rulers of Cuba were treating the people brutal. Cuban forces demolished areas of the island so the Spanish would not be able to stay. General Valeriano Weyler, the Spanish army leader got revenge by placing Cubans in concentration camps. According to the book Liberty, Equality, power, people in these camps were to not have access to sufficient “food, shelter, and sanitation, an estimated 200,000 Cubans died. This was one-eighth of the island’s population
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