Definition – a theory which countered Mackinder’s Heartland theory. Spyman stated that Eurasia’s rimland, the coastal areas, is the key to. Maikinder was quick to revise his Heartland theory. He suggested that there are two Rimland theory is an antithesis to the heartland theory. American geopolitician Admirai Mahan, was a theory of positional su, premacy. the other hand, “heartland” and “rimland” are exceedingly handy and attractive.

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He divided the world in a 3-tier system. In an arid region with sparsely settled Heartland region, which has limited agricultural hesrtland mineral base a railway project would be uneconomical. However, an arms race was triggered off by this act between the 2 blocs.

He called for the consolidation of the Rimland countries to ensure their survival during World War II. Click here to sign up.

He criticized Mackinder for overrating the Heartland as being of immense strategic importance due to its vast size, central geographical location and supremacy of land irmland rather than sea power.

His thesis was based don the data available prior to However, Maikinder was opposed to the view of Mahan that sea power is more coercive than land power because Maikender based his theory on the medivial history where Mongol’s horse power ruled the world.


Therefore, it is invincible. Posted by Nitin Vijay at 2: Log In Sign Up. Role of Maritime And Heartland Theory: Which is more important… economic or military power?

It symbolise coastal countries as the sea power. Criticism of Heartland Theory. The domino theory which suggested the USSR trying to extend its communism in the peripheral parts. The Cuban missile crisis and the stalemate situation between the 2 superpower.

Rimland – Wikipedia

It can control the supply line of a state and can also make its influence on those countries which rimlqnd far away from its territory. It has both grounds safer i. Ingeostrategist Nicholas J. Finlandisation, Russia establishing proxy govt.

Help Center Find new research papers in: But if you are unable to handle your inner crescent then you will be ruled by others. Political Models – Mrs. To him geopolitics is the planning of the security policy of a country in terms of its geographical factors.

The heartland theory or Rimland determines the military role in inner crescent thelries well as on outer crescent capability of a military working on lands. As the amphibious buffer zone between the land powers and sea powers, it must defend itself from both sides, and therein lies its fundamental security problems.


Geostrategy: The Heartland and Rimland Theories

Together these three interlinked continents are the largest, most populous, and most resource-rich region on theoriee.

He overlooked Man-nature relation. The outer crescent had no role in the world geopolitics.

InMaikinder published a book called “Geographical Pivot of History” which has the proposition of Heartland Theory. The Marginal Crescent was termed as the Rimland, symbolising the sea power. The Heartland, or the Pivot Area, is the area of central Eurasia roughly analogous to the Russian Empire and Soviet Union except for its far eastern section.

The sea power and elements of sea power is discussed by Mahan but it was not well defined about the use and control of sea. In modern days, we have an example of United States of America.

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