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By Peter Clements

This edition's exam tips has lately been up-to-date for the 2015 IB consultant for HL choice 2, heritage of the Americas, subject 10: Emergence of the Americas in international affairs 1880-1929 The popular IB degree background sequence, combining compelling narratives with educational rigor. An authoritative and fascinating narrative, with the widest number of assets at this point, assisting scholars to strengthen their wisdom and analytical talents. This moment version presents: - trustworthy, transparent and in-depth narrative from subject specialists - research of the historiography surrounding key debates - devoted examination perform with version solutions and perform questions - TOK aid and ancient research inquiries to support with all facets of the degree

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Despite the shortcomings, US forces won a series of stunning victories. On 29 May, much of the Spanish fleet was destroyed; the remainder holed Chapter 2: The Spanish–American–Cuban War, 1898 up in Santiago Harbour, which the US fleet under Rear Admiral William Sampson blockaded. Commodore Winfield Scott Schley meanwhile blockaded the southern approaches. Meanwhile, in June, 17,000 US troops led by General William Shafter landed at Daiquiri, east of Santiago. They were supported by Cuban General Calixto García with 5000 fighters.

The post-war history of Cuba will be considered in the next chapter (pages 61–65) but suffice to say that, even with a limited franchise, Cuba’s first elections in June 1900 saw the Cuban National Party, which supported independence, win the most votes. Continued US involvement in Cuban affairs was therefore regarded with considerable anger. g. Guam, Philippines Chapter 2: The Spanish–American–Cuban War, 1898 4 The annexation of the Philippines Key question: Why did the USA colonize the Philippines?

In 1890 Cuba’s imports from Spain were worth 7 million pesetas compared to 61 million from the USA. The 1890 McKinley Tariff had eliminated duties on Cuban sugar and American interests had largely gained control of the sugar industry there. It was clear that Cuba was becoming economically dependent not on Spain, her colonial master, but on the USA, her geographical neighbour. By 1895 the USA was the largest market for Cuban exports, and Cuba was the third largest supplier of foreign goods into the USA after Britain and Germany; the total value of USA–Cuban trade exceeded $100 million.

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