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By Angus Konstam

The 50 years earlier than the yank Civil battle observed a increase within the building of coastal forts within the united states. those stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and so far as the Mississippi River. at the beginning of the battle a few have been situated within the secessionist states, and plenty of fell into accomplice fingers. even supposing a handful of key websites remained in Union arms in the course of the warfare, the remaining needed to be received again via bombardment or attack. This e-book examines the layout, building and operational heritage of these fortifications, similar to fortress Sumter, citadel Morgan and fortress Pulaski, which performed a very important half through the Civil warfare.

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They held posts of responsibility in the government and virtually controlled the political and economic life of the island. For years they urged annexation by the mother country and by 1860 the issue was being debated hotly in the United States. Finally in 1893 the Americans in Hawaii overthrew the native monarch, established a republic, and requested annexation to the Unit- 16 STRATEGY AND COMMAND: THE FIRST TWO YEARS ed States. The offer was rejected, largely because of President Cleveland's opposition, but the new republic of Hawaii was recognized as the rightful government and, with support from important interests in the United States, continued to press for annexation.

28 C. 26 STRATEGY AND COMMAND: THE FIRST TWO YEARS WASHINGTON CONFERENCE, 1921-22. Seated at table, from left: Prince Iyesato Tokugawa (Japan), Jules Jusserand (France), Albert Sarraut (France), Rene Viviani (France), Aristide Briand (France), Oscar W. ), Lord A. J. Balfour (Britain), Lord Lee of Fareham (Britain), Sir Aukland Geddes (Britain), Sir Robert Borden (Canada), G. F. Pearce (Australia), Sir John Salmond (New Zealand), and Srinivasa Sastri (India). posed by the Philippines, Guam, and Hong Kong.

Most of this land consists of low coral atolls, but many of the islands are volcanic in structure with peaks as high as 3,000 feet. Farthest north and closest to the Bonins, scene of the bloody battle for Iwo Jima, are the Mariana Islands, resting on the edge of a vast submerged mountain chain jutting deeply into Micronesia. It is on the southern extremity of this group that Guam, the largest island of Micronesia and an important American base in World War II, is located. Westernmost of the Micronesian islands and about 500 miles off the coast of Mindanao are the Palaus where soldiers and marines also fought during the war.

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