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Rudolf Kjellén on Geopolitics

“Geopolitics sees a nation as a geographical organism or as a spatial occurrence; in other words, a nation as land, territory, area or, perhaps most emblematically, as empire.”

Rudolf Kjellén, from Der staat als Lebensform [State as a Living Form], 1917 (via Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics, pp. 203, 2003)

This is part of a collection of quotes related to cities. They don’t necessarily reflect our views, just things that may be interesting. We welcome you to add others.

Credits: Map of British Empire (1926) from the Sterling Times.