Pronunciation: ( jē"ō-pol'i-tiks), [key]
—n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the study or the application of the influence of political and economic geography on the politics, national power, foreign policy, etc., of a state.
2. the combination of geographic and political factors influencing or delineating a country or region.
3. a national policy based on the interrelation of politics and geography.
4. 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.
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