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Pacific Rim

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Map of the Pacific Rim and List of the Pacific Rim Nations
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The USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group along with ships from Australia, Chile, Japan, Canada, and Korea speed towards Honolulu in RIMPAC 2000.

The Pacific Rim is a political and economic term used to designate the countries on the edges of the Pacific Ocean as well as the various island nations within the region. Tokyo is by far the most important commerical and cultural capital of the Pacific Rim. Honolulu is the headquarters of various intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations of the Pacific Rim including the East-West Center and RIMPAC.

The region offers great diversity — with the economic dynamism of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore; the mastery of technology in Japan, Korea and the western United States; the natural resources of Australia, Canada and the Russian Far East; the human resources of China and Indonesia; the agricultural productivity of Chile, New Zealand and the United States among others.

Some theorists opine that with the relative decline of the old centers of industrialism in Europe and eastern North America, the center of world economic activity may refocus on the Pacific Rim.

See also

Readings

Clausen, A. W. THE PACIFIC ASIAN COUNTRIES: A FORCE FOR GROWTH IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. Los Angeles: World Affairs Council, 1984. ED 244 852.

Cleveland, Harlan. THE FUTURE OF THE PACIFIC BASIN: A KEYNOTE ADDRESS. New Zealand: Conference on New Zealand's Prospects in the Pacific Region, 1983.

Gibney, Frank B., Ed. WHOLE PACIFIC CATALOG. Los Angeles, CA: l981.

"The Pacific Basin Alliances, Trade and Bases." GREAT DECISIONS 1987. New York: Foreign Policy Association, 1987. ED 283 743.

Rogers, Theodore S., and Robert L. Snakenber. "Language Studies in the Schools: A Pacific Prospect." EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 21 (1982): 12-15.

Wedemeyer, Dan J., and Anthony J. Pennings, Eds. TELECOMMUNICATIONS--ASIA, AMERICAS, PACIFIC: PTC 86. "Evolution of the Digital Pacific." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Telecommunications Council: Honolulu, Hawaii, 1986. ED 272 147.

West, Philip, and Thomas Jackson. THE PACIFIC RIM AND THE BOTTOM LINE. Bloomington, Indiana, 1987.

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