Major Military Exercises of the United States between 1877-2012

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In History
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    Spanish-American War

    The Spanish American War started brewing when the American Wilson-Gorman Tariff of 1894 was released.On December 10, the War ended by the signing of 1898 the Treaty of Paris, which freed Cuba. the United States also acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines as colonies.
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    Philippine-American War

    After The Treaty of Paris Was signed, The Philippines were expecting to have independence like Cuba, and were angered when they realized they were now "purchased" by the United States. It took three years for America to win the Philippine-American war.
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    United States in World War I

    The U.S. stayed neutral towards the war until Germany sank American ships that came to trade goods with the Allied powers and note from German Secretary Zimmerman, that was sent to Mexico saying that if they joined the war, they would claim back Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona territories. They then declared war on April 6, 1917.On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending the war.
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    United States in World War II

    The US stayed isolated throughout the beginning of WWII until the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on December 7, 1941. In 1945, Russia and the US made Germany surrender. Later that year atomic bombs were dropped in Japan by the US, forcing the Japanese to surrender.
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    United States in the Korean War

    WWII divided Korea's Northern (Communist) and Southern (American-occupied) parts. The Korean War began when North Korean Communists invaded Non-Communists South Korea. The United Nations and America decided to help South Korea fight against the North. The US took back the capital of South Korea and defeated the North Korean Army. The Korean War lasted until a Peace treaty was signed at Panmunjom on July 27, 1953.
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    The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War began in 1955 and was also a northern vs. southern battle that was a showcase for the Cold War. More then 3 million people were killed in the Vietnam War. President Nixon withdrew American troops from the war in 1973. In 1975, Communist forces took over, ending the war.
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    The Gulf War (Desert Storm)

    The Gulf War began on August 2, 1990 and was fought by United Nations forces, led by the US, against Iraq. This began when Iraq invaded Kuwait and international condemnation inside. The war ended on February 27, 1991 when Iraq gave into the UN resolution.
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    War in Afghanistan

    The War in Afghanistan began October 7, 2001. The US invaded Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks. They wanted to combat action in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda terrorists and their Taliban supporters. The US is still in Afghanistan, and is the US's longest running war.
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    War on Terrorism

    The War on Terrorism is a military campaign led by the US and UK. It was to target against Al-Qaeda and other militant organizations with the purpose of eliminating them.The term was first used by President Bush and other high rank US officials. Today, President Obama does not officially use the term, but it is still used in the media and politicians.
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    War in Iraq

    The War in Iraq began in March 20, 2003. The US went to Iraq when the UK said that Iraq had WMD and posed a threat to world safety. The Iraq invasion later led to occupation and eventually killed President Hussein. The troops were withdrew on December 15, 2011.