What Are The Causes Of The Cuban Civil War

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At the time when McKinley was elected Spain was loosing their grip on there colonies in Cuba and the Philippians. In 1895 prior to McKinley taking office the Cubans revolted against Spain thus, starting a civil war that brought instability to the region, which Americans did not like due to Cuba’s close proximity to the United States. In an effort to combat what was going on in Cuba the United States navy deployed the U.S.S. Maine to Havana harbor and on the morning February 15th, 1898 it was suddenly exploded and according The Library of Congress 266 servicemen were killed. As tensions between the Spain and America already at an all time high this was the tipping point and America finally had legitimate reason to declare war on Spain. However,

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