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The American Empire in Asia in the 1800s

Historians declare that the American empire began with the Spanish-American war in 1898. It really began decades earlier when the US Navy formed the East India Squadron in 1835 that grew into of the Asiatic Squadron in 1868. American warships deployed to Asia to intimidate and attack whoever interfered with American business interests. This force also established American colonies in China, Hawaii, and Samoa before the Spanish-American war.


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“Protecting the American Opium Trade”;

“Teaching Japan Imperialism 1854-1896”;

“The US Military Attack on Korea 1871”;

“The American Military Invasion of Hawaii in 1893”;

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