Talk:Spanish–American War

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Removed assertion that the U.S. "backed" the Philippine Revolution.[edit]

Here, I've removed ", which the U.S. later backed upon entering the Spanish-American War", re the Philippine Revolution, and have rearranged the text a bit. This has been in the article for a long time ([1]). Commodore Dewey certainly facilitated the resumption of the revolution (which had been suspended in 1897 by the Pact of Biak-na-Bato) by returning Emil Aguinaldo to Manila from exile in Hong Kong, and this is explained a bit further down in this same section of the article. Asserting that the U.S. "backed" the revolution, though, overstates the extent and the depth of U.S. commitment in that regard. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill)

Cámara's squadron[edit]

Plans for Rear Admiral Manuel de la Cámara's squadron and its voyage actually were a fairly important strategic and naval aspect of the Spanish-American War, even though the squadron never combat. I have added a brief section on the squadron. Mdnavman (talk) 19:59, 10 May 2020 (UTC)mdnavman

Semi-protected edit request on 29 June 2020[edit]

Lt. William Warren Kimball, Staff Intelligence Officer with the Naval War College[79] prepared a plan with war with Spain including the Philippines on June 1, 1986[80] known as "the Kimball Plan".

1986 is clearly a typo, should be 1896, yes? RockportMan (talk) 15:22, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

 Done Thanks for catching this. RudolfRed (talk) 00:36, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

"old" Catalan?[edit]

The political cartoon under section 2.2 Spanish attitude is described as "old Catalan". Looks like regular (modern) Catalan to me? Old Catalan would be from like the 1500s. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 162.221.219.80 (talk) 00:52, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 October 2020[edit]

Add link to Yellow journalism where it is referenced in last line of paragraph 2 /wiki/Yellow_journalism Xleggs (talk) 19:37, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

 Done The term was linked in the third paragraph of the lead already, but it is better to link in the first instance (ie the second paragraph). Have amended the language in the third paragraph so does not appear repetitious. Goldsztajn (talk) 22:20, 27 October 2020 (UTC)