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Turpie Resolution of 31 May 1894 threatened other nations and any U.S. officials from interfering with the Hawaiian situation or it would be an unfriendly act against the United States. The U.S. military set up and protected the Provisional Government which was planned by the U.S. and orchestrated by James G. Blaine with support of John L. Stevens, President Harrison, Senator Morgan and others. The Committee of Safety would not be able to hold their position for more than a half-hour as a few Congressmen declared if not for the protection of the U.S military. The other part of the Turpie Resolution did say that the people of Hawaii had wholly the right to choose their own governance and polity. Hence the Ku’e Petitions of 1897 protested against U.S. annexation and answered the Turpie Resolution. Remember, war-torn Europe from the Crimean War was not inclined to protest against the U.S. The U.S. was gaining reputation as a world military force and had ended the U.S. Indian Wars. The fact that the U.S. orchestrated the plot against the Hawaiian Kingdom to gain naval dominance in the Pacific and for pecuniary purposes since the Hawaiian Kingdom was one of the richest country per capita.
I mentioned this in the interview with John Kane, but not by name (Turpie Res) – mahalo Tane
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