What Really Cause the Spanish-American War?
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Spain causes USS Maine Explosion?
Note: We don't have any evidence.
The United States and Spain were both competing for control over Cuba. Spain was making a ton of money off of the country through taxes, and the US wanted Sugar from there.
The USS Maine exploded outside of Cuba, however what caused the explosion is unknown, as a result, there are many theories, but the one that was the most believed was the idea that Spain attacked it with a mine of torpedo.
Yellow Journalism is when the news tells it's stories over exaggerated, to the point where what was only speculation has become fact in the find of many people, which the main article being about the USS Maine explosion sparking the interest for going to war
The United States believed that Cuba was being poorly treated by Spain and was going to revolt, as to protect their Sugar farms and other interests, the USS Maine was sent, which directly leads to the main cause of the war.
It the United States could get control of more islands, they would be able to spread their military out and be able to prepare for war more easily with Non-American countries. This is one of the weaker points for why they would go to war.
As a result of the Spanish-American War, the United States ended up as a major world power, having large influence on foreign powers as well as a large impact on many worldwide events.
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