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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
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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British Dictionary definitions for geopolitician

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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