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Spanish-American War of 1898 and the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine

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In this paper, conflict analysis is used to illustrate the strategic aspects of a military conflict. Specifically, this paper analyzes an important conflict of American history, the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the sinking of the USS Maine, which led to the liberation of Cuba from Spain. In a conflict analysis, the decision-makers and possible states of a conflict are specified, along with the unilateral improvements of each decision maker, and also each decision-maker's ordinal ranking of all possible states. The main stakeholders included in the conflict are the Spanish government, the Cuban people, and the United States. The paper structure is as follows. First examined is conflict analysis theory, followed by an overview of the historical background of the Spanish-American War. Finally, recommendations are provided about how conflict analysis can improve strategic insights to this unique conflict which shaped American history.

Start Date

8-3-2008 8:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2008 5:00 PM

Subject - LCSH

Spanich-American War--History, 1898; Cuba--Politics and government; Cuba--History;; Maine (Battleship)--History

Geographic Coverage

Spain; United States; Cuba

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Abstracts

Session

Disaster Management and Conflict Analysis

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English

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Spanish-American War of 1898 and the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine

In this paper, conflict analysis is used to illustrate the strategic aspects of a military conflict. Specifically, this paper analyzes an important conflict of American history, the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the sinking of the USS Maine, which led to the liberation of Cuba from Spain. In a conflict analysis, the decision-makers and possible states of a conflict are specified, along with the unilateral improvements of each decision maker, and also each decision-maker's ordinal ranking of all possible states. The main stakeholders included in the conflict are the Spanish government, the Cuban people, and the United States. The paper structure is as follows. First examined is conflict analysis theory, followed by an overview of the historical background of the Spanish-American War. Finally, recommendations are provided about how conflict analysis can improve strategic insights to this unique conflict which shaped American history.