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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It is a technology with the potential for changing the geopolitics of the world.
Imagine how the hydrogen economy will change geopolitics.
Scanning through the comments, it is apparent to me that many people do not
  appreciate how geopolitics works.
In geopolitics, as in life, the best medicine is prophylactic.
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