Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of the relationship among politics and geography, demography, and economics, especially with respect to the foreign policy of a nation.
  • noun A governmental policy employing geopolitics.
  • noun A Nazi doctrine holding that the geographic, economic, and political needs of Germany justified its invasion and seizure of other lands.
  • noun A combination of geographic and political factors relating to or influencing a nation or region.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state.

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  • noun The study of the effects of geography (especially economic geography) on international politics.

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  • noun the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state

Etymologies

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geo- +‎ politics, borrowed from Swedish geopolitik, coined by Rudolf Kjellén.

Examples

  • But whatever he's doing in geopolitics -- and Obama is certainly giving that Columbia IR degree of his a very extensive workout -- doesn't matter very much to voters.

    William Bradley: Obama's Big Mistake

  • But whatever he's doing in geopolitics -- and Obama is certainly giving that Columbia IR degree of his a very extensive workout -- doesn't matter very much to voters.

    William Bradley: Obama's Big Mistake

  • But whatever he's doing in geopolitics -- and Obama is certainly giving that Columbia IR degree of his a very extensive workout -- doesn't matter very much to voters.

    William Bradley: Obama's Big Mistake

  • In philosophy and theology, as in geopolitics, Benson projects three contending blocs.

    April 11th, 2009

  • But whatever he's doing in geopolitics -- and Obama is certainly giving that Columbia IR degree of his a very extensive workout -- doesn't matter very much to voters.

    William Bradley: Obama's Big Mistake

  • But whatever he's doing in geopolitics -- and Obama is certainly giving that Columbia IR degree of his a very extensive workout -- doesn't matter very much to voters.

    William Bradley: Obama's Big Mistake

  • "A smart essay in geopolitics and realpolitik that does not foresee a rosy future for conformists."

    The Age of the Unthinkable by Joshua Cooper Ramo: Book summary

  • January 21st, 2010 at 1: 58 pm tombaker says: simpletons. geopolitics is not a bruce willis movie.

    Think Progress » Former Bush Speechwriter Attacks Reporter For Pointing Out Bush Techniques Were Used By Khmer Rouge

  • On the American side, Bin Laden's death might plausibly stoke desires to quit Afghanistan and Iraq which draws considerable support from the public's ignorant conflation of Bin Laden and Saddam asap, i.e. the desperado's dead, the job's done, to hell with long-term geopolitics!

    Alive or Dead?

  • On the American side, Bin Laden's death might plausibly stoke desires to quit Afghanistan and Iraq which draws considerable support from the public's ignorant conflation of Bin Laden and Saddam asap, i.e. the desperado's dead, the job's done, to hell with long-term geopolitics!

    Alive or Dead?

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