Geopolitics: The Reassertion of Old World Geographies

Neil Smith

in American Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520230279
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931527 | DOI:
Geopolitics: The Reassertion of Old World Geographies

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This chapter discusses geopolitics, which emerged from obscurity in 1942. The first section introduces the term geopolitics, which was coined by Rudolf Kjellén during an 1899 polemic defending the Swedish boundaries against approaching Norwegian independence. This is followed by a discussion of German geopolitics and how Bowman served as the number one threat for the academic progenitors of German geopolitics. The chapter reveals that Arthur Dix, a German geographer, stated that geopolitics was both a requirement and product of a new age.

Keywords: geopolitics; Rudolf Kjellén; German geopolitics; Arthur Dix

Chapter.  7892 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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