How 1 War Made America a Global Superpower (Not World War II)
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Kyle Mizokami

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The Spanish-American War made the United States a global power.

The Spanish-American War made the United States a global power. The defeat of a continental European power, Spain, was a major military accomplishment. The handing over of Guam and Philippines would have greater repercussions down the road, as placed the United States on a collision course with another rising, expansionist country: Japan. Like many conventional state-on-state conflicts, the...

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