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NOTE. The apparently old references used in the sections dealing with an overview of tectonic movements as being a function of subduction forces is justified as the original arguments have been continuously, and still are, current wisdom. The bulk of the paper deals with the mathematically related conceptual work in which tectonic movements are shown to be a derivative of the forces associated with the rotation of the Earth. There is a noticeable absence of published work on this aspect of tectonic movements.