Asked • 05/21/19

Why did US annex Hawaii?

Was there an economical or political reason for the annexation of Hawaii by US in 1898? It does not seem to me that Hawaii was a particularly wealthy place at that time. Did the US government need to distract its people for some reason? Or is it just that the bigger you are, the better for you and Hawaii Kingdom was simply colonised? It's true that US has "claimed" Hawaii. But why would US claim such a barren land? Does it have some sort of strategic value, and if so, what would it be?

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Paul W. answered • 05/22/19

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