What was the Paulet Affair (1843)?

Introduction The Paulet affair also known as British Hawaii was the unofficial five-month occupation of the Hawaiian Islands in 1843 by British naval officer Captain Lord George Paulet, of HMS Carysfort. It was ended by the arrival of American warships sent to defend Hawaii’s independence. The British government in London had not authorised the move… Read More

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What was the Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii (1893)?

Introduction The overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom began on 16 January 1893, with a coup d’état against Queen Liliʻuokalani on the island of Oahu by foreign residents residing in Honolulu, and the unlawful invasion of the Kingdom of Hawaii by US Marines. While some insurgents were subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom, a majority were foreigners.… Read More