Most worthless US territorial acquisition

Dec 2011
4,644
Iowa USA
#31
I was asking if the USVI had any strategic value--not when the US purchased these islands. I already knew when the US purchased these islands as well as about the unsuccessful efforts to purchase some of these islands in 1867 and all of these islands in 1902.
Not sure, however, T Roosevelt had an interest in the Navy. Was purchasing USVI a plan which originated with TR?
 
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Rodger

Ad Honorem
Jun 2014
5,847
US
#34
I was asking if the USVI had any strategic value--not when the US purchased these islands. I already knew when the US purchased these islands as well as about the unsuccessful efforts to purchase some of these islands in 1867 and all of these islands in 1902.
By 1916, I would say no. By then, the Caribbean was Mare Nostrum for the U.S. I hear it makes a great vacation spot though. :)
 

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