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By James W. Gould

There is a typical trust that until eventually lately american citizens have hottest isolation to curiosity in distant parts corresponding to Southeast Asia. This thesis could be confirmed by means of interpreting the historical past of yank kin with a spot at the contrary part of the globe from the USA. this type of land is Sumatra. it really is one of many biggest islands on the planet. Its I66,789 sq. mile zone exceeds that of the 3rd greatest American kingdom, California, and is bigger than Italy. mendacity midway world wide from the USA, its I050 mile size is sort of divided by means of the equator, which runs throughout it for 285 miles. Sumatra's strategic value is two-fold. first of all, it's the first island stepping stone from the Asiatic mainland into the Australasian archipelago. This was once proven in I942 whilst the us stationed planes on Sumatra in an try to stem the japanese strengthen southward. Secondly, it lies athwart the shortest sea routes from jap Asia to Europe and the japanese usa. Sumatra's southern tip kinds one facet of the Straits of Sunda which guards the entry to the Java, China and Philippine Seas. on the island's northern tip is the doorway to the Straits of Malacca, the shortest sea lane be­ tween the close to and much East. the outlet of the Suez Canal in I869 shifted the shortest path among the a long way East and the Western global from the Sunda to the Malacca Straits.

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51 American imports of tin rose, independently of, or perhaps in spite of the tin restrictions, for American industrial recovery was the main factor in restoring tin prices. S. consumer, who had to absorb the cost of inefficient mining units, the expense of administration of the restriction mechanism, and an unreasonable profit to the seller. 52 The restriction agreements were renewed even in prosperous times, so that the United States had difficulty in obtaining adequate supplies of tin for its munition efforts for the allies.

4II6), debated and passed Oct. 14, 1929 (Cong. Rec. Vol. 71, pp. 4488-4499). 73 House amendment II20, Congo Rec. Vol. 72, p. 7867, April 28, 1930; Vandenbosch, Amry, The Dutch East Indies (Berkeley: Univ. of Calif. Press, 1941), p. 291; Lasker, Bruno. Human Bondage in Southeast Asia (Chapel Hill: Univ. of N. Carolina Press, 1950), pp. 223. 374· 74 Oct. 8, 1931; Boeke, J. , The Structure of Netherlands Indian Economy (New York: Institute of Pacific Relations, 1942), pp. 149-150. 76 Thompson, Virginia, Labor Problems in Southeast Asia (New Haven: Yale Univ.

3· 4· 5· 6. 7· 8. 9· 10. Imports from Sumatra I959 Quantity in pounds unless stated 354,141,652 24,234,710 455,921 26,973,158 10,448,397 3,463,212 2,531 64,535 1,390,702 19,756 231 1,005,495 171,296 257,5 13 19,276 bbl. S. S. imports 25. 21 3. 0 5 39 40 INTERDEPENDENCE OF SUMATRA AND THE UNITED STATES Other known commodities from Sumatra imported in undetermined by small quantities: hides, coffee, nutmeg, mace, gutta percha, gutta jelutong, copal, benzoin, copra. S. Dept of Com-. S. Imports of Merchandise for Consumption: Commodity by Country of Origin: Calendar Year, I959, Report No.

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