geo·​strat·​e·​gy | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈstra-tə-jē \

Definition of geostrategy

1 : a branch of geopolitics that deals with strategy
2 : the combination of geopolitical and strategic factors characterizing a particular geographic region
3 : the use by a government of strategy based on geopolitics

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Other Words from geostrategy

geostrategic \ ˌjē-​ō-​strə-​ˈtē-​jik \ adjective
geostrategist \ ˌjē-​ō-​ˈstra-​tə-​jist \ noun

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Bourgeois democracies believe that economics supersedes geostrategy. Alaska Dispatch News, "No good alternative in response to North Korea," 8 July 2017

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First Known Use of geostrategy

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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