Definition – a theory which countered Mackinder’s Heartland theory. Spyman stated that Eurasia’s rimland, the coastal areas, is the key to. Maikinder was quick to revise his Heartland theory. He suggested that there are two Rimland theory is an antithesis to the heartland theory. American geopolitician Admirai Mahan, was a theory of positional su, premacy. the other hand, “heartland” and “rimland” are exceedingly handy and attractive.

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The Heartland theory is thus useful for understanding why Germany stood a real chance to achieve world domination if it could defeat the Soviet Union. Together these three interlinked continents are the largest, most populous, and most resource-rich region on earth.

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The offshore islands, such as the British Isles and the Japanese islands. The outlying islands, by which Mackinder actually means the continents of North America, South America, and Australia. The Heartland, or the Pivot Area, is the area of central Eurasia roughly analogous to the Russian Empire and Soviet Union except for its far eastern section.


Mackinder referred to the rest of the World-Island and the offshore islands as the Inner Crescent see mapand all remaining land in the world as the Outer Crescent see map.

According to Mackinder, control of the superior resources of the Heartland could enable a state to conquer the rest of the Rheories i. Until then, sea power retained a major edge on mobility, giving maritime empires much greater relative power than continental states.

At the same time, the Heartland was impervious to external adn because of its isolation, with ice to the north, deserts and mountains to the south, and poor transportation to and from the littoral of Western Europe. But by the early twentieth century, the railroad promised to make the Heartland accessible from Western Europe, thus opening it to successful invasion as well as giving its resources and armies access to the west.

Thus, if Hitler could conquer the Soviet Union, he would gain the resources required by the Heartland Theory for further conquest of the entire World-Island. Conquest of the entire world would then be highly likely. Ingeostrategist Heartlan J.


Spykman published America’s Strategy in World Politics, in which he set forth a theory that combined those of Mackinder and leading naval theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan. Under either theory, the successful Nazi conquest of the Soviet Union, which seemed possible in latewould have left it poised to conquer the entire planet. Political Models – Mrs.

Unit political organization of space notes chapter 8. Which is more important… economic or military power?

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