the pacific ocean is closer but Washington d.c. is the closest
The last two islands captured in the Pacific in 1945, were also the bloodiest; Iwo Jima & Okinawa.
The goal of the United States was to defeat the Japanese. This meant the removal of the Japanese from many islands in the Pacific Ocean, the destruction of the Japanese Navy, and the surrender of Japan.
The islands in the Pacific were important for both the Japanese and the Americans to maintain control of. Whoever was effectively able to control the islands in the Pacific could essentially control the shipping routes of the Pacific Great Circle.
The ability to strike back at Japanese forces and retake all the Pacific islands that Japan had invaded.
Australia and the Pacific Islands.
they wanted the Philippines and the Hawaiian islands, and the rest of the islands in the pacific. this affected the US by making us go into war.
Claim new islands in the Pacific
The legendary Galapagos Islands, they're 1 degree North so there might be somewhere on the zero line.
The Pacific islands which were acquired in 1867 as U. S. territories were the Midway Atoll. These islands are also known as the Midway Islands.
Hawaii is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
California is the closest contiguous state to Hawaii
Midway Islands and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific and, in a way, Puerto Rico in the Atlantic.
The Kurile Islands lie in between the Pacific Ocean (on the east side of the archipelago) and the Sea of Okhotsk (on the west side).