Philippines Insurrection

The Philippines Insurrection began as a follow-up to the Spanish-American War as the Philippines had been the key Spanish colonial possession in the Pacific Ocean, an area of American interest. The American war with Spain only briefly touched the island group, first at the May 1, 1898, naval Battle of Manila Bay and then in an almost farcical ground battle for control of the city of Manila itself in August, both American victories. However, the fighting in the islands did not end there. Much like in Cuba, the Spanish-American War in the Philippines did not just involve the United States and Spain. A series of native insurgencies against Spanish rule had been active for years and constituted one of the main reasons for the war ...

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