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geopolitics

[jee-oh-pol-i-tiks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study or the application of the influence of political and economic geography on the politics, national power, foreign policy, etc., of a state.
  2. the combination of geographic and political factors influencing or delineating a country or region.
  3. a national policy based on the interrelation of politics and geography.
  4. a Nazi doctrine that a combination of political, geographic, historical, racial, and economic factors substantiated Germany's right to expand its borders and control various strategic land masses and natural resources.
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Origin of geopolitics

1900–05; translation of German Geopolitik. See geo-, politics
Related formsge·o·pol·i·tic, ge·o·po·lit·i·cal [jee-oh-puh-lit-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi oʊ pəˈlɪt ɪ kəl/, adjectivege·o·po·lit·i·cal·ly, adverbge·o·pol·i·ti·cian [jee-oh-pol-i-tish-uh n] /ˌdʒi oʊˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən/, ge·o·pol·i·tist, noun
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Related Words for geopolitics

topography, geopolitics, geology, cartography, physiography, topology, statesmanship, chorography

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Contemporary Examples of geopolitics

Historical Examples of geopolitics

  • The newcomers were all destitute, the refugees of the geopolitics of hate from both the Eastern block and from the Arab countries.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • These eunuchs of geopolitics do not dare to carry their military and economic clout to its logical and beneficial conclusion.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • Unfortunately possessed of strategic import, the Balkan was ravaged by geopolitics.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin


British Dictionary definitions for geopolitics

geopolitics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the study of the effect of geographical factors on politics, esp international politics; political geography
  2. (functioning as plural) the combination of geographical and political factors affecting a country or area
  3. (functioning as plural) politics as they affect the whole world; global politics
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Derived Formsgeopolitician, noun
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