Definitions for geopoliticsˌdʒi oʊˈpɒl ɪ tɪks
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ge•o•pol•i•tics*ˌdʒi oʊˈpɒl ɪ tɪks(n.)
the study of the influence of physical geography on the politics, national power, or foreign policy 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.
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of geopolitics:
1900–05; trans. of G Geopolitik
ge`o•po•lit′i•cal-pəˈlɪt ɪ kəl(adj.)
the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state
The study of the effects of geography (especially economic geography) on international politics.
Origin: borrowed from geopolitik, coined by Rudolf Kjellén.