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Fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.
Have you looked around the American Dental Association website for an explanation of how fluoridation actually works?
They are, to say the least, preparing for civil war (the polling stations are stormed by armed gangs).
The best comparison here for an American audience is, well, Internet stuff.
But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?
He distinguished himself in several campaigns, especially in the Peninsular war, and was raised to the rank of field marshal.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
We prefer the American volume of Hochelaga to the Canadian one, although both are highly interesting.
His 6,000 native auxiliaries (as it proved later on) could not be relied upon in a civil war.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
We can readily see how this might have been, from numerous experiments made with both American and European varieties.
"There is no more war," Brion translated for Ulv, realizing that the Disan had understood nothing of the explanation.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
British Dictionary definitions for Spanish-American War
Cultural definitions for Spanish-American War
A war between Spain and the United States, fought in 1898. The war began as an intervention by the United States on behalf of Cuba. Accounts of Spanish mistreatment of Cuban natives had aroused much resentment in the United States, a resentment encouraged by the yellow press (see yellow journalism). The incident that led most directly to the war was the explosion of the United States battleship Maine in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, an incident for which many Americans blamed Spain (see Remember the Maine). The United States won the war easily. The best-remembered incidents in the Spanish-American War were the charge of the Rough Riders, led by Theodore Roosevelt, in the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba, and the Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines, at which Admiral George Dewey said, “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley.” The United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines in the war and gained temporary control over Cuba.