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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Click here to sign up. Posted by Nitin Vijay at 2: The role of outer crescent is defined by Spykman which focuses on the military role on seas as well as on the lands. But if you are unable to handle your inner crescent then you will be ruled by others.

This was probably why USA dropped 2 atom bombs on Japan. If we compare both above-mentioned theories, then we can find out a major difference between both thsories these theories.

rimmland He assumed that the Heartland will not be a potential hub of Europe, because:. To him geopolitics is the planning of the security policy of a country in terms of its geographical factors.

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 power rather than sea power. Mackinder referred to the rest of the World-Island and the offshore islands as the Inner Crescent see mapand all remaining land in the world as the Outer Crescent see map.

Geostrategy: The Heartland and Rimland Theories

InMaikinder published a book called “Geographical Pivot of History” an has the proposition of Heartland Theory. Remember me on this computer. According to Mahan, the naval power plays a vital role in making a country enable to lead on international politics and to influence upon states to work on its agenda.

It also accepts the 3-tier division of Maikinder, but rejects the idea that land power is superior to sea power. Finlandisation, Russia establishing proxy govt.


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We have seen this in case of Germany and Russia. Era of air travel destroys Heartlands invincibility He failed to see that railway era was drawing to an end and that the era of air travel has already began. The Rimland’s defining characteristic is that it is an intermediate region, lying between the heartland and the marginal sea powers. Rimland is in between Heartland and marginal seas, so it was more important than Heartland.

Retrieved from ” https: Neither Heartland nor Rimland theory has modern application because they neglects: Thus, if Hitler could conquer the Soviet Union, he would gain the resources required by the Heartland Theory for further conquest of the entire World-Island. Mahan is clearer than Mackinder and Spykman as his theory has been practically implement by those countries who have ruled over the world in different time and centuries.

It can also increase its power and can influence its counterparts.

Geostrategy: The Heartland and Rimland Theories

The Heartland theory is thus useful for understanding why Germany stood a real chance to achieve world domination if it hheartland defeat the Soviet Union. Role of Maritime And Heartland Theory: The Cuban missile crisis and the stalemate situation between the 2 superpower.

Log In Sign Up. The domino theory which suggested the USSR trying to extend its communism rikland the peripheral parts. It can control the supply line of a state and can also make its influence on those countries which are far away from its territory. Both of scholars, mentioned above, agree that not only heartland plays and important role in ruling over the specified territory but they can contribute in ruling over the whole world.

He called rimlans the consolidation of the Rimland countries to ensure their survival during World War Riland. Ingeostrategist Nicholas J. Miscalculation regarding power potential and area He wrongly equated power potential with sheer geographical area, a factor which made him to inflate the resources and power of the inner Heartland. The heartland theory or Rimland determines the military role in inner crescent as well heartlamd on outer crescent capability of a military working on lands.


His thesis was based don the data available prior to Moreover, the best of all the resources, the human resource, is absent. Criticism of Rimland Theory. Political Models – Mrs. It has both grounds safer i. Political terminology of the United States Geopolitics.

Anyhow, sea power is more effective than heartland as it is more effective in case to rule over the world and to make an impact on far away regions like Africa, Asia and America.

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. Thus, Rimland is far superior spatial unit than the heartland.

We have witnessed that Mahan’s theory was adopted by the different giants and it expanded their territory. Railway development uneconomical He took a rather simplified view of this subject.

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. He divided the world in a 3-tier system. At that time Russia occupied barely any important place in the world map of politics. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

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The Marginal Crescent was termed as the Rimland, symbolising the sea power. The military power on lands and maritime power plays an important role in the development of a military power as whole and one state can perform well on international level if it adopts both theories.

This theory only consists scientific explanation of sea power. Old data for pivot area concept His pivot area concept came in These theories are more of historical analysis and they can’t be applied in-to-to.