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POLL: Bypass the Philippines


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Tgunner writes:

Yeah, but there is a problem with skipping the Philippines. The archipelago would lay right along the supply lines that the Japanese would have established from the Dutch East Indies to Japan. Both the US and the Japanese noticed this and made steps to deal with the situation. The US moved a powerful force of subs to Manila along with the resources to maintain them. If these subs would have had effective torpedos then the Japanese would have been in serious trouble with US wolf packs roaming their sea lanes causing all sorts of problems. So the Japanese took the necessary actions to neutralize Manila and its excellent anchorage. Ignoring MacArthur's forces just wasn't doable IMO.


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VOTING RESULTS
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no, the U.S. should not have bypassed the Philippines
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yes, the U.S. should have bypassed the Philippines
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24%
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none of these/no opinion
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11%
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this is ridiculous
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POLL DESCRIPTION
Should the Philippines have been bypassed by the U.S. in their WWII Pacific Campaign?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.