Heartland Theory

Discipline: Political Science

Theory of geopolitics described by the British geographer Sir Halford Mackinder (1861-1947).

The group or nation which dominates the 'heartland' can then extend its domination over a far wider area. This heartland has at various times been Central Asia, the high seas, and Eurasia.

Source:
Graham Evans and Jeffrey Newnham, The Dictionary of World Politics (Hemel Hempstead, 1990)

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