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geopolitics

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noun plural but singular in construction geo·pol·i·tics \-ˈpä-lə-ˌtiks\

Simple Definition of geopolitics

  • : the study of how geography and economics have an influence on politics and on the relations between nations

  • : the political and geographic parts of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of geopolitics

  1. 1 :  a study of the influence of such factors as geography, economics, and demography on the politics and especially the foreign policy of a state

  2. 2 :  a governmental policy guided by geopolitics

  3. 3 :  a combination of political and geographic factors relating to something (as a state or particular resources)

geopolitical play \-pə-ˈli-ti-kəl\ adjective
geopolitically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1904

First Known Use of geopolitics

1904


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