Current Opinion Volume 35

Current Opinion Volume 35

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...North American squadron--a score of battleships, cruisers and destroyers----made a sudden night attack. The ships were detected before they could get near the harbor's mouth. Twenty searchlights from the forts concentrated on them, and the hills belched a hurricane of fire. In ten minutes, according to umpires, every ship was sunk or crippled. In strengthening their defenses in the West Indies, the powers of course declare that they are intending no menace whatever to anybody; they are only taking care of their own. The idea, as it has been stated, is to maintain the balance of power in the Caribbean in view of the acquisition by the United States of Porto Rico; the fortification of Culebra which, in time, according to even British experts, will be the greatest stronghold in the West Indies; the lease of coaling stations in Cuba; and the construction of an interoceanic canal. The Caribbean is already a famous sea in the world's history. It is likely to become the Mediterranean of the Western world. ments made by the Cuban Senate. After being signed also by the President and Minister Quesada the document was sent to Havana. It will become efiective without action by the United States Senate, but the Cuban laws require action by the Senate of the island. The treaty is to perpetuate the regulations for the exchange of mails between the two countries which were made while Cuba was under American control. Reports state that the Cuban annexationists are active in connection with the proposed negotiation of a $35,000,000 loan, endeavoring to place obstacles in the way of the loan. It has not a peared that there is any intention in the United tates to interfere with the placing of the loan. Respecting its conjectural relation to the Platt...show more

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  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 943g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832043
  • 9781236832047