Die Macht des geografischen Raums – Auch nach gut hundert Jahren sind Halford J. Mackinders Aussagen zum „geografischen Drehpunkt der Geschichte“ von überraschend politischer Relevanz

Dez 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Submitted Invited Papers

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Rudolf Maresch
www.rudolf-maresch.de, E-Mail: mail@rudolf-maresch.de

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Abstract English

The English geographer Sir Halford Mackinder ended his famous 1904 article, “The Geographical Pivot of History,” with a disturbing reference to China. He posited that the Chinese, should they expand their power well beyond their borders, “might constitute the yellow peril to the world’s freedom.” Leaving aside the sentiment’s racism, which was common for the era, nearly a hundred years ago Mackinder’s statement gives us a surprising view of enormous political actuality in geopolitics, which was denied for a couple of decades in Western Europe, especially in Germany.

Keywords

Geography, Space, Power, Geopolitics, Pivot

Citation

Rudolf Maresch “Die Macht des geografischen Raums – Auch nach gut hundert Jahren sind Halford J. Mackinders Aussagen zum ‘geografischen Drehpunkt der Geschichte’ von überraschend politischer Relevanz” Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, ISSN 1868-6648, vol.2(2010), 73 – 79, Article ID http://ejournal.uvka.de/spatialconcepts/archives/1184, Pages: 7

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