History UsefulNotes / SpanishAmericanWar

12th Apr '18 2:38:08 PM penguinist
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* John Milius's ''Series/TheRoughRiders'', a 1997 miniseries depicting the Cuban campaign. Starring Creator/TomBerenger as Roosevelt, Creator/GaryBusey as General Joseph Wheeler and Creator/SamElliot as Captain Bucky O'Neill.

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* John Milius's ''Series/TheRoughRiders'', a 1997 miniseries depicting the Cuban campaign. Starring Creator/TomBerenger as Roosevelt, Creator/GaryBusey as General Joseph Wheeler and Creator/SamElliot Creator/SamElliott as Captain Bucky O'Neill.
18th Jan '18 2:40:44 AM NogaiKhan
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** The entire war; Spain had long since been a VestigialEmpire, holding on to their last bit of imperial hubris in spite of several rebellions. The United States, on the other hand, was a very large, prosperous, wealthy, and powerful up-and-coming world power. The war was over in less than three months.
** The butcher's bill doesn't lie. Spanish casualties were 800 killed, 700 wounded, 40,000 captured, and 15,000 dead of disease, for a total of 56,500 casualties. American casualties were 297 killed, 1,645 wounded, 11 captured, and 2,061 dead of disease, for a total of 4,000 casualties. Also the Spanish lost 11 cruisers, 2 destroyers, and 6 other ships, while the Americans lost no ships whatsoever.



** The entire war; Spain had long since been a VestigialEmpire, holding on to their last bit of imperial hubris in spite of several rebellions. The United States, on the other hand, was a very large, prosperous, wealthy, and powerful up-and-coming world power. The war was over in less than three months.


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* PaperTiger: On paper, the Spanish deployed over three times as many soldiers as the Americans in the war (261,000 vs 72,339). In reality, [[EasyLogistics supply issues]], low morale, ongoing insurgencies, and the reality of fighting on islands against an opponent with naval superiority meant that most of these troops were ineffective. The Americans only lost a few hundred men in combat in Cuba before the encircled Spaniards started surrendering en masse by the tens of thousands, while also dying of disease or malnutrition by the tens of thousands.
10th Dec '17 4:44:40 PM costanton11
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* ColonelBadass: Colonel TheodoreRoosevelt, United States Army.

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* ColonelBadass: Colonel TheodoreRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, United States Army.
5th Oct '17 5:45:05 PM foxley
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* ''Film/{{Posse}}'' opens in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Colonel Graham orders the 10th to rob a Spanish gold shipmen; planning to use this as an excuse to brand them deserters and execute them. The 10th escape with the gold, and Graham and his men chase them across the WildWest.
24th Aug '17 6:43:19 PM mirisu92
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* ''Film/{{Amigo}}'' (2010) is an indie production about a "typical" battle of the Philippine-American war, featuring a village chief torn between collaborating with the American invaders and assisting his brother who has joined LaResistance.
30th Jul '17 6:36:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* John Milius's ''Series/TheRoughRiders'', a 1997 miniseries depicting the Cuban campaign. Starring Tom Berenger as Roosevelt, Gary Busey as General Joseph Wheeler and Sam Elliot as Captain Bucky O'Neill.

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* John Milius's ''Series/TheRoughRiders'', a 1997 miniseries depicting the Cuban campaign. Starring Tom Berenger Creator/TomBerenger as Roosevelt, Gary Busey Creator/GaryBusey as General Joseph Wheeler and Sam Elliot Creator/SamElliot as Captain Bucky O'Neill.
12th Jul '17 2:09:43 AM mirisu92
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* Humorist George Ade wrote two satirical dialogues, "Children Cannot Understand These Things" and "Two Rebellions," condescendingly explaining the benevolent purpose of the American occupation of the Philippines to a little boy and a Filipino native, respectively. Ade's musical ''The Sultan of Sulu'' is a thinly-veiled portrayal of the same.

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* Humorist George Ade wrote two satirical dialogues, "Children Cannot Understand These Things" and "Two Rebellions," condescendingly explaining the benevolent purpose of the American occupation of the Philippines to a little boy and a Filipino native, respectively. Ade's musical ''The Sultan of Sulu'' ''Theatre/TheSultanOfSulu'' is a thinly-veiled portrayal of the same.
10th Jul '17 3:07:38 AM mirisu92
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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico were annexed as commonwealths. While the Americans voluntarily and peacefully granted the Philippines "independence" in 1946, Puerto Rico and Guam remain US territories. Recent polls have shown that they prefer to keep it that way. (Meanwhile there are Filipinos so enamoured with the US colonial experience that many of them actually wish they were ''back under American rule'', if not outright annexed as the 51st state (plus perhaps a few more states, given the relatively huge Filipino population).

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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico were annexed as commonwealths. While the Americans voluntarily and peacefully granted the Philippines "independence" in 1946, Puerto Rico and Guam remain US territories. Recent polls have shown that they prefer to keep it that way. (Meanwhile way.
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there are Filipinos so enamoured with the US colonial experience that many of them actually wish they were ''back under American rule'', if not outright annexed as the 51st state (plus perhaps a few more states, given the relatively huge Filipino population).
10th Jul '17 3:06:17 AM mirisu92
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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico were annexed as commonwealths. While the Americans voluntarily and peacefully granted the Philippines independence in 1946, Puerto Rico and Guam remain US territories. Recent polls have shown that they prefer to keep it that way.

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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico were annexed as commonwealths. While the Americans voluntarily and peacefully granted the Philippines independence "independence" in 1946, Puerto Rico and Guam remain US territories. Recent polls have shown that they prefer to keep it that way. (Meanwhile there are Filipinos so enamoured with the US colonial experience that many of them actually wish they were ''back under American rule'', if not outright annexed as the 51st state (plus perhaps a few more states, given the relatively huge Filipino population).
25th May '17 6:14:43 AM BabyM
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* ATeamFiring: American gunnery at the Battle of Manila Bay was embarrassingly horrible. It's estimated that of some 4000-6000 rounds of ammunition fired by Dewey's fleet, only about 2%-3%, or 80-141 rounds, actually hit the enemy. A (mostly) stationary enemy. And still the Spanish lost. To the American fleet's credit when the Spanish flagship ''Reina Christina'' attempted to ram Commodore's Dewey's own flagship ''Olympia'', it was shot to pieces.

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* ATeamFiring: American gunnery at the Battle of Manila Bay was embarrassingly horrible. It's estimated that of some 4000-6000 rounds of ammunition fired by Dewey's fleet, only about 2%-3%, or 80-141 rounds, actually hit the enemy. A (mostly) stationary enemy. And still the Spanish lost.lost--their gunnery was even ''worse,'' and many shells failed to explode even if they hit something. To the American fleet's credit when the Spanish flagship ''Reina Christina'' attempted to ram Commodore's Dewey's own flagship ''Olympia'', it was shot to pieces.
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