CU-Boulder GEOG 4712 - List of questions for the 1st Midterm Exam (3 pages)

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List of questions for the 1st Midterm Exam Short questions choose 12 questions 1 What is the main tenet of traditional geopolitics Geography explains the conduct in foreign policy of a country 2 Mention an explain Ratzel s third law of spatial growth of states 3 By looking at a long series of battles in history what does Mahan discover the supremacy of maritime powers over land powers 4 List Mahan s four policy prescriptions for the US 1 Develop maritime power 2 Expansionism in the Caribbean and Pacific 3 Build a canal between the two Oceans 4 Check Russian power 5 Why did Mackinder switch from the Liberal to the Conservative party 6 If at the end of 19th century the world has become a closed one what is then the role of geography according to Mackinder 7 What are the three types of mobility of power discussed by Mackinder associate them also to the right historical epochs 8 What are Mackinder s limits in terms of policy prescriptions 9 In which sense Haushofer learned from Mackinder Reading Mackinder who theorized about the overwhelming power arising out of an alliance between the Inner Crescent and the Pivot Heartland Haushofer learned that it would have been advantageous for Germany to ally with Russia 10 Mention two of the mis information about German geopolitics which were popularized in the US during the 1940s age of barbershop geopolitics 11 What is the frontage theory Antarctica 12 What is the international context which explains the revival of geopolitics in the 1970s 1980s 13 How does Kaplan define the threat today 14 What is the major shortcoming of critical geopolitics 15 What were the two major goals of the document NSC 68 16 What are the three major international facts which explain the geopolitical context of the Second Cold War 17 According to Peter Taylor T F p 95 97 how could we have labeled an alliance between USA and USSR in 1945 and why 18 What are the states that George W Bush defined as rogue states in 2002 19 What countries joined NATO in



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