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geopolitics

[jee-oh-pol-i-tiks] /ˌdʒi oʊˈpɒl ɪ tɪks/
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 of geopolitics
1900-1905
1900-05; translation of German Geopolitik. See geo-, politics
Related forms
geopolitic, geopolitical
[jee-oh-puh-lit-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi oʊ pəˈlɪt ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
geopolitically, adverb
geopolitician
[jee-oh-pol-i-tish-uh n] /ˌdʒi oʊˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
geopolitist, noun
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  • His allies were as disenchanted with his growing paranoia and geopolitical sado-masochism.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • Numerous articles dealing with geopolitical and political economic issues.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for geopolitical

geopolitical

/ˌdʒiːəʊpəˈlɪtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to geopolitics; involving geographical and political elements

geopolitics

/ˌdʒiːəʊˈpɒlɪtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of the effect of geographical factors on politics, esp international politics; political geography
2.
(functioning as pl) the combination of geographical and political factors affecting a country or area
3.
(functioning as pl) politics as they affect the whole world; global politics
Derived Forms
geopolitician, noun
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Word Origin and History for geopolitical
adj.

1902, translating Swedish geopolitisk, used in 1900 by Swedish political scientist Rudolf Kjellén (1864-1922); from geo- + politisk "political." Related: Geopolitics (1903).

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