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The Philippine American War
Fighting a new conqueror (1899 - 1902)

The United States, by title of purchase in the 1898 Treaty of Paris, bought the Philippines from Spain, for US$20,000,000.

It also bought itself a war, in the name of
Benevolent Assimilation.

The war lasted three years, and cost the Americans 10,000 casualties and US $600 million. Some 16,000 soldiers were killed in battle. About 200,000 civilians succumbed to pestilence, disease, and crossfire during the war.

The Church bell of Balangiga, taken as war booty after the infamous Samar Massacre

Filipino casualties on the first day of war.
National Archives Photo No. 111-RB-1037.

My nation cannot remain indifferent in view of such violent and aggressive seizure of a portion of its territory by a nation which has arrogated to itself the title: champion of oppressed nations.
-- Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, 1898

Excerpts from: The Filipino Americans (From 1763 to the Present)
Philam-War Documents
RP-US diary
The Treaty of Paris
The Benevolent Assimilation Proclamation
The First Shots of the War
Balangiga: An American Nightmare

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