http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/spain/sp1898.htm Resulting treaty of the SpanAm War. Under the guise of "in the name of democracy" America acquires yet more land. http://www.spanamwar.com/ Starting with a Cuban uprising against their Spanish owners and ending with the treaty above. After losing USS Maine to, still, unknown reasons (despite the reports then of it being lost to a mine) America sees fit to declare war and 'free' Cuba. To all Americans, this may look like an attack on America but it's not. I don't mind reading about these wars and certainly do not judge America for them. In the 19th Century this kind of thing happened. I am merely showing certain people that Britain's imperialistic attitude cannot be attacked by an American without looking at how their own country got so big.