Consequences Of The Spanish American War

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The short-term consequences of the outcome of the Spanish-American War are the United States helped Cuba gain its independence, removed Spanish forces from the Americas, overhauled the military, caused an increase in the economy, and influenced high political standards. The United States disagreed with Spain 's treatment of Cuban natives. The U.S. seen this treatment as a threat to the American investments in Cuba, so the outcome was Cuba gaining its independence. The U.S. wins Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. The overhaul of the military was to educate the United States in military organizational errors that were made in the Spanish-American War. The armed forces were repaired with proper procedures in health problems and adequate leadership
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