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International Political Geography. 3 Empires - D.W. Meinig. Colonizers (Europeans) created: - Land Empire – Conquest by force “Might makes Right”. Spanish in Mexico - Sea Empire – Use sea power to control – Took resources back to home country Portuguese in Brazil

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3 empires d w meinig
3 Empires - D.W. Meinig

Colonizers (Europeans) created:

- Land Empire – Conquest by force “Might makes Right”.

Spanish in Mexico

- Sea Empire – Use sea power to control – Took resources back to home country

Portuguese in Brazil

- Settlement Empire- Created settlements that would eventually ‘pay back’

French in Canada, English in US

organic theory ratzel
Organic Theory-Ratzel

19th Century

Nations MUST expand their land base or die

Not used after Hitler justified his WWII military aggression with it– lebensraum (living space)

heartland theory mackinder
Heartland Theory-MacKinder

Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland

Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island

Who rules the World-Island commands the world

rimland theory spykman
Rimland Theory- Spykman

Area surrounding heartland was most important for political power.

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Current Global Politics-International Alliances
  • International Organizations
    • UN
    • NAFTA
  • Supranational Organizations
    • EU
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Video - Supranationalism
  • What are the reasons for Strasbourg’s status as a European center?
  • Which European institutions are located in Strasbourg?
  • What forms the border between France and Germany in the vicinity of Strasbourg?
  • What is the Euro?
  • The EU has administrative centers in what three countries?
  • Describe and explain the locational, cultural and historic attributes that have led to the establishment of supranational headquarters in Strasbourg.
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WHY?
  • Political and Military Cooperation
  • Economic cooperation
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OPEC, NATO, UN, NAFTA, AU, OAS, EU, APEC, CIS
  • Pick one organization
  • Create a small poster
  • Include
    • Slogan
    • What you provide (do)
    • How to join
    • Benefits of belonging to group
    • Symbol