By Angus Konstam
Labelled a 'splendid little war' by way of Senator John Hay, the Spanish American struggle (1898) was once a weird occasion in America's background, provoked as a lot through the click as through political pressures. right here, aided by means of fantastically distinct maps and paintings, the writer bargains with the clashes at Las Guasimas and El Caney, the seize of San Juan Hill, and the naval conflict and siege of Santiago. The conflict used to be to mark the top of Spanish sovereignty in her 'New World', and the institution of the USA of the US as an international power.
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But she was almost alone in the battles of the Atlantic and the Pacific. ws Spanish Military Power and the Military Revolution 39 Even within the monarchy, as Thompson has pointed out, Mediterranean kingdoms such as Naples and Aragón (including Catalonia) became reluctant to pour in resources to fight such remote enemies (Thompson, 1991, pp. 87–8). More damaging than geopolitical isolation was the problem of materiel. The new strategy involved the use of very expensive new tools of war often associated with the military revolution.
San Juan Hill 1898: America's Emergence as a World Power (Campaign, Volume 57) by Angus Konstam