《The Revenge of Geography》的笔记-the revenge of geography
- 章节名：the revenge of geography
- 2018-07-28 16:16:17
"to improve the world, one must work with these forces, not against them."
"good intentions have little to do with positive outcomes"
"power alone can limit power"_John Randolph"
the very centrality of the geographical discipline:"nature imposes; man disposes"_W.Gordon East
Russia: endless struggle for access to the sea
geography is the preface to the very track of human events.
Geography consitutes the very facts about international affairs that are so basic we take them for granted.
Britain:with an ocreannic orientation, could develop a democratic system ahead of its neighours, and forge a special transatlantic relationship with US, with which it shares a comman language.
why is China more important than Brazil? because of geographical location: even supposing the same level of economic growth as China and a population of equal size, Brazil does not command the main sea lines of communications connecting oceans and continents as CHina does; nor does it mainly lies in the temperature zone like China, with a more disease-free and invigorating climate. China confronts the Western Pacific and has depth on land reaching to oil-and natural gas rich Central Asia. Brazil offers less of a comparative advantage.
America and Britain could champion freedom only because the sea protected them from the landbound enemies of liberty.
Israel, has to be particluarly passive, or particularly agreesive, in order to survive.
of course, geography, history, and ethnic characteristic influences but do not determine future events.
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