Meaning of geopolitics
Pronunciation: ( jē"ō-pol'i-tiks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
- the study or the application of the influence of political and economic geography on the politics, national power, foreign policy, etc., of a state.
- the combination of geographic and political factors influencing or delineating a country or region.
- a national policy based on the interrelation of politics and geography.
- 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. Cf. Lebensraum.
- geopolitics (Thesaurus)