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Today in History: The gradual demolition of Puerto Rico begins

On this day in 1898, the Spanish-American War ended with the United States claiming a decisive victory.

As a result, the U.S. assumed control over the territories of the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. In the ensuing years, Cuba and the Philippines gained independence while Puerto Rico is still a U.S. territory—and suffering mightily for it.

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Today in History: The gradual demolition of Puerto Rico begins

On this day in 1898, the Spanish-American War ended with the United States claiming a decisive victory.

As a result, the U.S. assumed control over the territories of the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. In the ensuing years, Cuba and the Philippines gained independence while Puerto Rico is still a U.S. territory—and suffering mightily for it.

Watch this and more days in history at Timeline.

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