Lecture5 - Geog 4712: Political Geography Spring 2008...

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1 Geog 4712: Political Geography Spring 2008 Lecture 5: German Geopolitik Intellectual Currents Influencing Germany, 1870-1945 All the great powers sought territorial expansion and colonial holdings. Æ “Scramble for Africa,” Berlin Conference, 1884-1885 Environmental Determinism (Bassin = “geo-determinism”) Æ Frederick Jackson Turner and the roots of determinism. Æ Described by Mackinder as the “geographic causation” of history The imperialist geopoliticians (Mahan, Mackinder, Ratzel, Kjellen and Haushofer) believed that a state’s geopolitical power was determined by its geographic attributes. Geopolitical context: Germany’s defeat in World War I and the Treaty of Versailles National Identity and Environment • A national group is necessarily rooted in a homeland. • The ____________ of this homeland shapes the social characteristics associated with this national identity. • Quest for the ___________, grounded in the physical sciences, that determine human interactions on a social level. • Justification of methodological and scientific rigor.
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2 Two Ideologies competing for the future of Germany in the early 20 th Century 1) Lebensraum – Germany should expand
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