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November 27, 1901 – The Army War College is Established

We Americans like our sugarĀ and this is not a new thing. In 1895, Cuba produced 1/3 of the world’s sugar. Newspapers and the American elite wanted part of the action. Cuban rebels started clashing with the Spanish government controlling Cuba. This rebellion was bloody, cruel, and brutal. Both sides of the conflict were equally to… Continue reading November 27, 1901 – The Army War College is Established

Habsburgs · Kings · Spain

November 6th 1676 – King Charles II becomes King of Spain

I have always been fascinated with the dynastical (did I make up a word?) reigns of kings and emperors. I am especially amazed at the young ones. Tutankhamen became Pharaoh at 7, Louis VII became king of France at 11, and 339 years ago today, Charles II became King of Spain at the ripe old… Continue reading November 6th 1676 – King Charles II becomes King of Spain