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USA Territorial expansion and dominion under various excuses

Here are a few samples of countries that US troops invaded and occupied under various excuses since Independence. Almost all of these countries have experienced repeated US military operations over the last 2 centuries

First, the reasons were for securing interest and US personnel safety.

Then, it was for maintaining Free Market for US export

Then the reasons were for creating “democratic systems” that the US and all colonial nations abhorred to institute abroad

Then it was for sustaining makeshift democracies while fully supporting all dictatorships around the world, as long as they were Not satellite to Soviet Union, or current China

Then fomenting extremist factions, (lately religious extremists of Al Qaeda and ISIS) in order to destabilize nations that were debt free from IMF and World Bank (like Syria, Iraq, Venezuela…)

1776–1794 – Chickamauga Wars, a continuation of the Second Cherokee War that included a larger number of native tribes attempt to halt the expansion of settlers into Kentucky and Tennessee
1785–1795 – Northwest Indian War, a series of battles with various native tribes in present-day Ohio. The goal of the campaign was to affirm American sovereignty over the region and to create increased opportunities for settlement.
1816 – Spanish Florida. United States forces destroyed Negro Fort, which harbored fugitive slaves making raids into United States territory.[RL30172]
1823 – Cuba. US landings in pursuit of pirates occurred April 8 near Escondido; April 16 near Cayo Blanco; July 11 at Siquapa Bay; July 21 at Cape Cruz; and October 23 at Camrioca.[RL30172]

1835–42 Florida Territory. US Navy supports Army’s efforts at quelling uprisings and attacks on civilians by Seminole Indians. Government’s efforts to relocate Seminoles to west of the Mississippi are hindered by 7 years of war.

1835–36 Peru. December 1835, to December 7, 1836. Marines “protected American interests” in Callao and Lima during an attempted revolution.[

1838–39  Sumatra (Indonesia). December 1838, to January 1839. A naval force landed to punish natives of the towns of Quallah Battoo and Muckie (Mukki) for depredations on American shipping.

1840 – Fiji Islands. July. Naval forces landed to punish natives for attacking American exploring and surveying parties

1842 – Mexico. Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones, in command of a squadron long cruising off California, occupied Monterey, California, on October 19, believing war had come. He discovered peace, withdrew, and saluted. A similar incident occurred a week later at San Diego

1870 – Kingdom of Hawaii. US forces placed the American flag at half-mast upon the death of Queen Kalama, when the American consul at Honolulu would not assume responsibility for so doing.

1871 – Korea. Shinmiyangyo. US naval force attacked and captured five forts to force stalled negotiations on trade agreements and to punish natives for depredations on Americans,

1882 – Egyptian Expedition. American forces landed to protect American interests during warfare between British and Egyptians and looting of the city of Alexandria by Arabs

1888 – Haiti. A display of force persuaded the Haitian Government to give up an American steamer which had been seized on the charge of breach of blockade.

1888–89  Samoan crisisFirst Samoan Civil WarSecond Samoan Civil War. US forces were landed to protect American citizens and the consulate during a native civil war.

1891 – Chile. US forces protected the American consulate and the women and children who had taken refuge in it during a revolution in Valparaíso

1894 – Rio de Janeiro Affair. A display of naval force sought to protect American commerce and shipping at Rio de Janeiro during a Brazilian civil war.

1846–48 – Mexican-American War  US has annexed Texas in 1845. war ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Treaty gave the U.S. states of California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

1852–53 Argentina.  US Marines landed and maintained in Buenos Aires to protect American interests during a revolution.

1853–54 Japan. Commodore Matthew Perry made a display of force leading to the “opening of Japan.”
1854 – China.  American and English ships landed forces to protect American interests in and near Shanghai during Chinese civil strife.[

1853 Nicaragua. US forces landed to protect American lives and interests during political disturbances

1855 – Uruguay. United States and European naval forces landed to protect American interests during an attempted revolution in Montevideo
1856 – Panama, Republic of New Grenada. U.S. forces landed to protect American interests during an insurrection.
1859 – Paraguay. Congress authorized a naval squadron to seek redress for an attack on a naval vessel in the Paraná River during 1855. Apologies were made after a large display of force.
1868 – Colombia. US forces protected passengers and treasure in transit at Aspinwall during the absence of local police or troops on the occasion of the death of the President of Colombia
1898 – Spanish-American War US declared war with Spain. The war followed a Cuban insurrection, the Cuban War of Independence against Spanish rule and the sinking of the USS Maine in the harbor at Havana.
1899–1913 Philippine IslandsPhilippine-American War US forces protected American interests following the war with Spain, defeating Filipino revolutionaries seeking immediate national independence and colonized the Philippines
1918–20 Soviet Union. Marines were landed at and near Vladivostok in June and July to protect the American consulate and other points in the fighting between the Bolshevik troops and the Czech Army which had traversed Siberia from the western front.
These are just a tiny samples of countries that have been repeatedly invaded.
The dropping of 2 atomic bombs, carpet bombing of Germany, North Korea, Viet Nam, Afghanistan, Iraq and the usage of defoliant Orange chemicals, depleted Uranium ammunition, phosphoric bombs and most weapons banned by the UN and collateral damages in successions, practicing tortures at a grand scale without anyone being tried at The Hague Tribunal for crimes against humanity is mind boggling of the violent brutality of US military engagement.
Mind you that England and France surrounded the US during the civil war (in Canada and Mexico) and the House of Rothschild blackmailed the US with exorbitant interest rates until Lincoln decided to issue the Green Buck.
If it were Not for Russia that came to the rescue with its naval fleet and securing gold reserve, the world have been much better off with a divided USA

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