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Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the state of Washington between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 96 miles (155 km) south of the United States–Canadian border in King County, of which it is the county seat.

Seattle in Days of InfamyEdit

After the Americans' first attempt to retake the Hawaiian Islands failed, Seattle became the home of the USS Hornet, as she underwent repairs. Japanese H8K's frequented the port city, but due to its extreme range north, there weren't very many trips taken there.

Seattle in The Hot WarEdit

Seattle was the first American city to be struck by an atomic bomb in early hours of March 2, 1951 when a flight of Soviet Tu-4s launched an audacious attack on the western U.S. and other places in North America. Seattle was targeted because it was the home of Boeing.[1] Ironically, the day before, Seattle Mayor Bill Devin had announced that Seattle's civil defenses were being expanded, and that air-raid warnings would begin the following week.[2]

The bomb technically landed between Seattle and the suburb of Everett, damaging both.[3]

Seattle in Southern VictoryEdit

Seattle was the site of a major United States naval base. During the Second Mexican War, the Royal Navy bombared the port.[4]

During the Great War a naval squadron based out of Seattle saw action against Canadian forces.[5] Later, during the Pacific War, the USS Remembrance was docked in Seattle for repairs[6] after the Japanese torpedo attack that launched the war.[7]

Seattle was part of the West Coast Football League. Their team was the Seattle Sharks.[8]

Though the weather in Seattle was generally considered undesirable, Sam Carsten hoped for a time that the overcast sky would prevent him from getting sunburn.[9] It didn't.[10]

Seattle in The Two GeorgesEdit

Wellesley was a major city in the North American Union province of Oregon. It was located on the east shore of Puget Sound near the border of Vancouver Province.

It was here that Colonel Thomas Bushell and his two companions disembarked from the Empire Builder in order to catch a train to Prince George on their journey to Skidegate. They were surprised and dismayed to be accosted by a pack of reporters wanting to know what they were doing there and what this had to do with the theft of The Two Georges. Bushell repeatedly stated that he had no comment and successfully managed to get away from them in a taxicab to the train station.

Seattle in WorldwarEdit

Seattle was destroyed with an explosive-metal bomb by the Race in retaliation for the USA's use of The Fat Lady to destroy Race forces in Chicago.[11] Fleetlord Atvar chose Seattle in an attempt to disrupt American shipping. As a bonus, Vice President Henry Wallace, who'd been visiting Seattle in order to boost morale, was killed during the bombing.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bombs Away, pg. 146, 148-150.
  2. Ibid., pg. 148.
  3. Ibid., pgs 148-150.
  4. How Few Remain, pg. 324 Paperback.
  5. American Front, pg. 64.
  6. The Center Cannot Hold, pg. 434.
  7. Ibid., pg. 359.
  8. The Victorious Opposition, pg. 206.
  9. See, e.g., Walk in Hell, pg. 52..
  10. Breakthroughs, pg. 90.
  11. Upsetting the Balance, pg. 475.
  12. Ibid., pg. 477.

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