Monday, 18 August 2008

Heartlands Theory map

Date: 1904

Creator: Sir Halford John Mackinder (1861 - 1947)

  • Foundational idea in geopolitics: “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; Who rules the heartland commands the World Island; Who rules the World Island commands the World.”
  • Geopolitical mapping linking politics to territorial control published ever since. Contemporary resonance; e.g. Barnett’s Pentagon’s New Map.

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