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Nicholas Spykman: The Rimland Theory

Presentation for Mr.Hayduk's 4th period AP Human Geography class on Nicholas Spykman and his geopolitical Rimland Theory.

Adam Stebbing

on 21 March 2013

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Transcript of Nicholas Spykman: The Rimland Theory

Background Info: The Heartland Theory Nicholas Spykman: The Godfather of Containment Sources (MLA, of course) "Nicholas J. Spykman." Nicholas J. Spykman. NNDB
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N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2006/0406/semp/sempa_spykman.html>
"Nicholas J. Spykman." Wikipedia. Wikimedia
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"Heartland Theory." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation,
15 Mar. 2013. Web. 21 Mar. 2013.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartland_Theory> Atlantis Geopolitics and the Rimland Theory McKinder believed that who ever controlled the center, controlled all.
In contrast to his mentor, Spykman felt that real power came with access to water.
The Rimland is the exterior or coast of a country or continent.
Spykman refers to the South, West, and East edges of Eurasia. Not this type of rim... Books: The Social Theory of George Simmel (1925), America's Strategy in World Politics (1942), The Geography of the Peace (1944)
Naturalized (1928)
Hairstyle: Hayduk-esque Theory by Halford Mackinder
World Island, Offshore Islands, and Outlying Islands
Heartland, Inner Crescent, and Outer Crescent "Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland;
who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island;
who rules the World-Island controls the world."
- Halford Mackinder
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