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American imperialism – (“Thomas Jefferson, in the 1780s, awaited the fall of the Spanish empire until “our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece.”[5][6] In turn, historian Sidney Lens notes that “the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself.””) ~ Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 2, 2012 7 comments

Imperialism and empire

Further information: Modern empires, Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, History of the Philippines (1898–1946), and Philippine–American War

On the cover of Puck published on April 6, 1901, in the wake of gainful victory in the Spanish–American War, Columbia – the National personification of the U.S. – preens herself with an Easter bonnet in the form of a warship bearing the words “World Power” and the word “Expansion” on the smoke coming out of its stack.

RPREVOLU

RPREVOLU (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)

Thomas Jefferson, in the 1780s, awaited the fall of the Spanish empire until “our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece.”[5][6] In turn, historian Sidney Lens notes that “the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself.”[3]

Effects labelled “cultural imperialism” occur without overt government policy.[citation needed] Stuart Creighton Miller says that the public’s sense of innocence about Realpolitik impairs popular recognition of U.S. imperial conduct.

gophum

gophum (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)

The resistance to actively occupying foreign territory has led to policies of exerting influence via other means, including governing other countries via surrogates, where domestically unpopular governments survive only through U.S. support.[7]

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American imperialism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

November 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Imperialism and empire

Further information: Modern empires, Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, History of the Philippines (1898–1946), and Philippine–American War

On the cover of Puck published on April 6, 1901, in the wake of gainful victory in the Spanish–American War, Columbia – the National personification of the U.S. – preens herself with an Easter bonnet in the form of a warship bearing the words “World Power” and the word “Expansion” on the smoke coming out of its stack.

Thomas Jefferson, in the 1780s, awaited the fall of the Spanish empire until “our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece.”[5][6] In turn, historian Sidney Lens notes that “the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself.”[3]

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Brewing a Conflict with China by Paul Craig Roberts

May 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Washington has pressured the Philippines, whose government it owns, into conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea. Washington’s excuse is that China has territorial disputes with the Philippines, Indonesia, and other countries concerning island and sea rights in the South China Sea.

Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Washington asserts that China’s territorial disputes with the like of Indonesia and the Philippines are a matter of United States’ national interests.

Washington has not made it clear what Washington’s stake is in the disputes. The reason Washington cannot identify why China’s disputes with the Philippines and Indonesia are threats to the United States is that there is no reason. Nevertheless, the undefined “threat” has become the reason Washington needs more naval bases in the Philippines and South Korea.

What this is all about is provoking a long-term cold war conflict with China that will keep

profits and power flowing into Washington’s military-security complex. Large profits flow to armaments companies. A portion of the profits reflow into campaign contributions to “the people’s representatives” in DC and to presidential candidates who openly sell out their country to private interests……….

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PACIFIC WRECKS…

December 14, 2011 Leave a comment
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December 7, 1941
December 2011 marks the beginning of 70th anniversary remembrances for the Pacific War. Look for ongoing day-by-day coverage of Pacific War happenings everyday on Pacific Wrecks.

2nd Lt. Ed Fitchett
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY Fitchett developed an interest in photography and movie cameras at a young age. After high school, he attended Cornell University, and served with the US Army in the Philippines. Postwar, he was the commander of a POW Camp in Manila, explored the Philippines and repatriated Japanese prisoners back to Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

Fitchett’s Color 16mm Footage
Fitchett recorded 16mm color films in the Philippines and Japan during 1945-1946. Transferred to DVD, his films are now available for the first time, including color footage of Philippine Independence on July 4, 1946.
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