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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geopolitical (ˌdʒiːəʊpəˈlɪtɪkəl)
 
adj
of or relating to geopolitics; involving geographical and political elements

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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Word Origin & History

geopolitical
1902, from Swed. geopolitisk (used by R. Kjellen, 1900), from geo-, comb. form of Gk. ge "earth" + politisk "political."
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Example sentences
Birds, however, often flourish in geopolitical conflict zones.
Gradually, his interests evolved to include photographic reportage that
  addressed news as well as geopolitical and social issues.
It began as an effort to minimize geopolitical risk but it quickly expanded to
  ecological risk.
The policy makes no sense on technical, geopolitical or economic grounds.
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