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The Spanish-American War was fought in Cuba. At the end of the short war, Cuba was given its independence, while power over several other Spanish territories was ceded to the United States.


World War I was fought primarily in western Europe and the north Atlantic Ocean as well as in the Middle East and North Africa. Major conflict areas were the Western Front, the Eastern Front, the Gallipoli Peninsula and around Jutland in the North Sea.


The countries and empires that fought in World War I included the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. Other powers were Greece, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, Portugal Romania, Russia and Serbia. The United States entered the wa...


The American Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the War of 1812 were all fought on American soil. World War II, the Mexican-American War and The French and Indian War both took place on areas that would eventually be part of the United States.


The Civil War spanned from 1861 to 1865. The war began with the first battle at Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12th, 1861, and the final battle took place at Palmetto Ranch in Texas on May 13th, 1865.


The Vietnam War was fought because South Vietnam intended to reclaim North Vietnam. At the end of World War II, the originally French-colonized Vietnam was split into two, and the southern part was given back to France.


World War I brought about a major change in how wars were fought by introducing both mechanization and technology to the battlefield. Aviation, submarines, chemical warfare, armored vehicles, tanks, machine guns and wireless communication significantly altered the dynam...