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Transcript of Heartland Theory
Also know as the pivotal area or center of Eurasia, World Island is Eurasia
Americans are in the heartland and our presence there will have an impact on how we fight and whether we succeed in the War on terrorism and have a base their
Born: Febuary 15th, 1861 in Gainsborough , Lincolnshire, England
Died: March 6th, 1946
Stalin wanted the area for its resources and strategic position
Hitler tried to gain control because of its importance
He went to Epsom College boarding school in 1874 - 1880
From 1880 to 1883 he studied animal morphology and his fourth year he was elected a research scholarship in geology
1885 he moved to London to study law. He wrote his famous paper "The Scopes and Methods of Geography" in 1887.
Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland
Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island
Who rules the World-Island controls the World
Became possible around the early 20th century
Greatest natural fortress on Earth
Heartland allowed for rapid troop movement
Mackinder's Theory (count.)
Mackinder did not take into account of modern technology such as missiles and planes
Exploiting natural resources in the heartland is difficult
He is known for his work as an educator and his geopolitical concepts of the Heartland Theory.
More Facts about Sir Halford John Mackinder
He was a member of the British parliament from 1910 - 1922
Other major publications he wrote were "Britain and Britain Seas" (1902), "The Geographical Pivot of History" (1904), and "Democratic Ideas and Reality" (1919)
He was knighted in 1920 for his work.
Impact on the World
America is in the Heartland
The World Island has about 50% of the world's resources
He didn't account for the power of the west
Sir Halford John Mckinder
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