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Sugar Intervention

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– Conservative Cuban president re-elected in November 1916
– Liberals questioned re-election circumstances
– Military insurgency led by former president and others
– Liberals failed to overthrow the government
Cuba declared war on Germany in April 1917

– Menocal offered training camps to USA in July 1917
– American Marines arrived in August 1917
– Marines ensured safety of sugar plantations
– Marines cooperated with local authorities
– Marines faced anti-American protests

– 3rd Marine Brigade reinforced by 1st Marines in November 1918
– American presence in Cuba limited to Guantanamo Bay by 1922

See also:
– First Occupation of Cuba (1898-1902)
– Second Occupation of Cuba (1906-1909)
– Cuba-United States relations
– Diplomatic posts
– Cuba-United States aircraft hijackings

– Perez Jr., Louis A. (1979)
– Musicant, I, The Banana Wars, 1990
– Clark, George B. (2010)
– Cuba-United States relations
– Various incidents and legal cases mentioned

Sugar Intervention (Wikipedia)

The Sugar Intervention refers to the events in Cuba between 1917 and 1922, when the United States Marine Corps was stationed on the island.

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