Map 1: Atlantic-centric view of US history. Most maps of the world place Europe near the center. In this view, the Atlantic Ocean and the countries along its rim are portrayed as exerting the most influence on the United States, and the history of the US progresses from east to west.
Map 2: Pacific-centric world view. World maps that are centered on the Pacific reorient the way we view the United States in relation to other countries. Europe is placed on the margin and China occupies a central position.