Geographic Considerations in Defending Northeast China
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CARLISLE BARRACKS United States
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The area of China north of 38 deg 30 North latitude and east of 108 deg longitude is vital to the survival of China as a nation. It contains important coal and oil deposits, as well as extensive industrial center. It also contributes other necessary natural resources and agricultural products to the nation. The author refers to this area as Northeast China. Northeast China contains a variety of terrain, which poses a number of problems to military operations. The border with the USSR and North Korea is extensive. A number of avenues of invasion enter the region from these two countries. The paper examines the impact of geographic and weather conditions of the area on Chinese defensive considerations.