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June 29, 1987 | DAVID LAMB, Times Staff Writer
The power that rules the Pacific . . . is the power that rules the world. --Sen. Albert J. Beveridge, 1900 After a long period as the exclusive domain of Western powers, the South Pacific has caught the interest of the Soviet Union and is being drawn into the East-West rivalry. The Soviets thus far have limited themselves to making diplomatic and commercial contacts, apparently in an attempt to make themselves acceptable on the small, remote and vulnerable island nations of the Pacific.
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June 29, 1987 | DAVID LAMB, Times Staff Writer
The power that rules the Pacific . . . is the power that rules the world. --Sen. Albert J. Beveridge, 1900 After a long period as the exclusive domain of Western powers, the South Pacific has caught the interest of the Soviet Union and is being drawn into the East-West rivalry. The Soviets thus far have limited themselves to making diplomatic and commercial contacts, apparently in an attempt to make themselves acceptable on the small, remote and vulnerable island nations of the Pacific.
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