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Title: Geopolitical Theories


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Geopolitical Theories
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GEOPOLITICS
  • The power of the state to control space or
    territory and shape foreign policy of individual
    states and international relations.

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ORGANIC STATE THEORY
  • Founded by Friedrich Ratzel
  • The state is an organism conforming to natural
    laws and forced to grow expand into new
    territories in order to secure resources needed
    for survival.
  • The state has a life cycle (birth to death)
  • Adolf Hitler used this theory to invade
    surrounding countries and build German
    nationalism.

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HEARTLAND THEORY
  • Founded by Sir Halford Mackinder
  • World power is based on the assumption that the
    land based state controlling the EURASIAN
    heartland has the key to world domination.

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All the worlds resources, physical and human,
are here.
Heartland
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RIMLAND THEORY
  • Founded by Nicholas Spykman (book The Geography
    of Peace, 1914)
  • The state controlling the area AROUND the area
    surrounding the Eurasian heartland has the key to
    world domination.

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SEA POWER THEORY
  • Founded by Alfred Mahan
  • Interested in sea boundaries
  • The nation that controls the seas, controls the
    world (trade)

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DOMINO THEORY
  • Cold War and Eastern Europe
  • Destabilization from any cause in 1 country can
    result in the collapse of order in a neighboring
    country leading to a chain of events that affect
    adjoining states in turn.
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