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Spanish-American War
Date 1823 – 1825
Location South America, Central America, North America, Europe
Result Spanish American and United States victory
  • End of Spanish rule in the Americas (except for Peru)
  • American annexation of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominco from Spain
  • Establishment of independent nations
US flag with 24 stars by Hellerick United States

American Independentists

Flag of Gran Colombia (No Napoleon) New Granada
Flag of Argentina (alternative) Río de la Plata
Flag of Chile Chile
Flag of New Spain New Spain
Supported by
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889) Empire of Brazil

Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) Spain

American Monarchists

Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) Viceroyalty of Peru
Flag of New Spain Cuba
Flag of New Spain Puerto Rico
Flag of New Spain Santo Domingo

The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1823 to 1825 between Spain and the United States, along with numerous independence efforts in Spanish America. The war was primarily to gain the South and Central American states independence from what was called the "oppression of the Spanish."


Americas, 1820 (No Napoleon)

Situation in the Americas, 1820. Red dots denote Spanish colonies.

Reasoning for the wars


Attack on ships

US Expansion

Monroe Doctrine

Course of the war