The age of imperialism ended, oh, 50 or 60 years ago. Not a particularly glorious era. European countries exploited distant lands and beat down peoples and cultures. The United States caught on to the trend fairly late in the game. In order to catch up, we had to grab territories from a wimp-ass European power--which pretty much meant Spain, France, Italy...almost wide open, really. Oh, well. Spain's... More >>>