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Did the US gain control of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War?


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2010-08-26 13:43:10
2010-08-26 13:43:10

It evolved into the Philippine American War which was ugly, brutal, long and bloody, but the US prevailed and the Philippines finally became independent after WW2.

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Other nations might have gone to war with the United States to gain control of the Philippines because of its strategic location and raw materials.

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The United States gained control of the Philippines in 1899. It was ceded to the United States by Spain as a result of the Spanish American War.

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They came under US control as an aftermath of the Spanish-American War.

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The U.S defeated Spain the the 1898 Spanish-Ameircan War to obtain ownership and control of the Philippines. The US then defeated Filipinos in the Philippine-American War (called Philipppine Insurrection in the US) in the early 1900's to gaincomplete control of the Philippines.


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