The largest and deepest ocean, which separates Asia and Australia from the Americas
  • Fiji - Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1987 by the Matanitu ko Viti
  • Hawaii - Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1959 by State of Hawaii - Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi
  • Kiribati - Islands in the west central Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1979 by the Ribaberiki Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands - Group of islands in the central Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1986 by the Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ
  • Micronesia, Federated States of - Group of islands in the Caroline Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1986 by the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Nauru - Island in the southwest Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1968 by the Ripublikee Naoero
  • New Zealand - Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1947 by the Monarchy of New Zealand
  • Palau - Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1978 by the Beluu er a Belau
  • Papua New Guinea - Territory in the island of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1975 by the Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa - Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1997 by the Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Sāmoa
  • Solomon Islands - Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1978 by the Monarchy of the Solomon Islands
  • Tonga - Archipelago in the southwest Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1970 by the Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga
  • Tuvalu - Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1978 by the Monarchy of Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu - Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1980 by the Ripablik blong Vanuatu

Reference

Pacific Ocean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west, and the Americas in the east. At 165.2 million square kilometres in area, this largest division of the World Ocean - and, in turn, the hydrosphere - covers about 46% of the Earth's water surface and about one-third of its total surface area, making it larger than all of the Earth's land area combined. ... The Mariana Trench in the western North Pacific is the deepest point in the world, reaching a depth of 10,911 metres. ..."

Articles

It Came From Washington: A Criminally Insane Government, by Paul Craig Roberts, 1 Jul 2012
Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China
"Washington's response is to militarize the Pacific. The US Secretary of State has declared the South China Sea to be an area of American national interest. The US is wooing the Philippine government, playing the China threat card, and working on getting the US Navy invited back to its former base at Subic Bay. Recently there were joint US/Philippines military/naval exercises against the 'China threat.' The US Navy is reallocating fleets to the Pacific Ocean and constructing a new naval base on a South Korean island. ..."
Related Topics: Militarism, China, Georgia, Syria