geopolitic

geopolitics

[jee-oh-pol-i-tiks]
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.
Compare Lebensraum.


Origin:
1900–05; translation of German Geopolitik. See geo-, politics

geopolitic, geopolitical [jee-oh-puh-lit-i-kuhl] , adjective
geopolitically, adverb
geopolitician [jee-oh-pol-i-tish-uhn] , geopolitist, noun
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geopolitics (ˌdʒiːəʊˈpɒlɪtɪks)
 
n
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
 
geopoli'tician
 
n

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