The 20th century is known as historians as the ‘American Century’, it’s hard to think about how the world would look like without America coming out as a Great Power and doing the things it did, but back in the 18th century, it was hard to imagine that they would be so strong. After all, the biggest war they had was a war they had with itself. However, after the Spanish-American War everything changed.
The United States of America’s victory against the Spanish in the Spanish-American War was a pivotal moment for America, introducing it as a Great Power on the world stage alongside nations like Great Britain, France and Germany. After the war, America would get imperial aspirations and go from having no oversea colonies to having Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and planned to build a canal in the Panama. So what if the Americans lost, or at least, had a white peace with the Spanish where neither side lost or gained anything? This is one possible outcome. Continue reading