Marine and Army Infantry guys always teaming up in Valhalla to kill each other, confusing the hell out of all the Vikings, Celts, etc. and they can’t ask these weird dudes wearing weird clothes what the fuck they’re doing because they don’t know English. @grumpyvikingdidnothingwrong
November 30, 1916 - Americans Declare Martial Law in the Dominican Republic
Pictured - US Marines search huts for weaponry.
For all its anti-imperial rhetoric, American imperialism expanded outside the continental United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to its Caribbean and Latin American neighbors. After the Spanish-American War, the US government interfered constantly with other nations in the so-called Banana Wars, a series of military interventions designed to bend other governments towards US strategic and commercial interests. One of these interventions was in the Dominican Republic in May 1916, where US marines landed, ostensibly to protect the American consuls. Before long the American troops occupied the nation and forced the president to resign.
A series of American-imposed dictators worked to pay off debts to the United States, but average Dominicans resented the occupiers. In November guerrilla warfare broke out, causing the United States to declare martial law. The fighting on the island lasted until 1921, when the guerrillas surrendered. US troops finally left in 1922, but the island remained within the American sphere and the US controlled its customs revenues until the 1940s.