How might Vietnam's distance from the US about 8000 miles across the pacific ocean have affected the American war effort?
What class of people are most affected by the export of manufacturing jobs to Mexico and pacific rim nations?
America's march to Japan was an island-centric campaign that looked to drive the Japanese off islands that had good harbors and/or airfield capacity. Due to the enormous distance from the US to Japan, it was necessary for the US to re-supply the Marines and Navy from bases established in the Pacific. At the same time, seizing airfields enabled them to attack the next set of island chains by air and sea assault in order to…
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The Pacific Plate and the North American Plate are sliding past each other. This is most noticeable by the San Andreas Fault, where part of California that is on the Pacific Plate is slowly moving northward with the rest of the Pacific Plate towards Alaska. The North American Plate is moving north as well, but at a slower speed.