Fort Lauderdale (or Ft. Lauderdale) is a city in Florida, north of Miami. It is actually part of the Greater Miami Metropolitan Area. The city is called the "Venice of America" due to its canals and waterways that connect to the Atlantic Ocean. Just like its neighboring city, Fort Lauderdale serves as a stop of various cruise liners and is a famous beach destination.
World War III
The ports of Miami and Fort Lauderdale were used as docks for the U.S. Navy and other allied naval ships in their operations in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. When Cuba entered the war, the U.S. Navy increased its presence in Miami Metropolitan area, including that of Fort Lauderdale. The city also received an influx of Caribbean islanders escaping their occupied countries, namely from the Bahamas, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.
September 11th Attacks
The city was targeted by communist terrorists alongside Miami.