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I've been reading up on plate tectonics and found that there are several different driving forces involved. One of the main categories of driving force mentioned on Wikipedia is forces related to the Earth's rotation. The section on driving forces related to Earth rotation presents the information as a sort of historical dialogue of the scientific process, which is somewhat helpful but has left me confused as to exactly what role the Earth's rotation does play in plate tectonics.

So how does rotation affect the movement of plates?

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If this post seems unusual to you, you might want to visit this page. –  called2voyage Nov 15 '13 at 16:50
You can rephrase this to how would rotations affect other planets; of different size or temperament. –  Realz Slaw Nov 15 '13 at 17:25
@RealzSlaw Please see the link in my comment above. –  called2voyage Nov 15 '13 at 17:27
@RealzSlaw Note that we do not yet know of another planet with plate tectonics. –  called2voyage Nov 15 '13 at 17:28
The answer would then be theoretical, even if we don't have empirical evidence. –  Realz Slaw Nov 15 '13 at 17:29
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