You asked: Was Battle of Manila staged?

What were the reasons behind the staging of the so called mock battle Manila?

The Mock Battle of Manila was the result of negotiations between US Commodore George Dewey and Spanish Governor General Fermin Jaudenes to end the conflict between the United States—together with Filipino revolutionary forces—and Spain battling for control over Manila.

What went wrong in the Battle of Manila Bay?

At Manila Bay in the Philippines, the U.S. Asiatic Squadron destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the Spanish-American War. Nearly 400 Spanish sailors were killed and 10 Spanish warships wrecked or captured at the cost of only six Americans wounded.

Who saved Philippines from Spain?

In Paris on December 10, 1898, the United States paid Spain $20 million to annex the entire Philippine archipelago. The outraged Filipinos, led by Aguinaldo, prepared for war. Once again, MacArthur was thrust to the fore and distinguished himself in the field as he led American forces in quashing the rebellion.

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