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Notes - Prisoners of Geography (Tim Marshall)

Over the christmas holidays I finally managed to finish one of my 2020 lockdown projects. After reading the (excellent) book by Tim Marshall, “Prisoners of Geography”, I discovered three important facts:

So…those are fruits of my work: the summary of every chapter in the book. Please note, that the summary is very subjective. There were some chapters which I almost skipped (Europe, duh!), while some regions were so fascinating, that I spent a lot of time going deep into the effects of Earth’s geography on its politics and international relations.

I have also created a .pdf version for easier reading. Enjoy!

Russia

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China

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Geography

History

USA

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Geography

History

The Vietnam War

Cuba

Europe

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  • For those who didn’t live through this themselves and who especially now in the crisis are asking what benefits Europe’s unity brings, the answer despite the unprecedented European period of peace lasting more than 65 years and despite the problems and difficulties we must still overcome is: peace. - Helmut Kohl

Geography

History

Africa

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  • History might have turned out differently if African armies, fed by barnyard-giraffe meat and backed by waves of cavalry mounted on huge rhinos, had swept into Europe to overrun its mutton-fed soldiers mounted on puny horses. - Jared Diamond
  • Sometimes you will hear leaders say: I’m the only person who can hold this nation together. If that’s true then that leader has truly failed to build their nation. - Barack Obama

Geography

History

Democratic Republic Of Kongo

African World War

Egypt

Nigeria

Angola

RSA

Middle East

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Geography

History

India and Pakistan

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Geography

History

South America

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Geography

History

Bolivia

Panama

Brazil

Argentina

The Arctic

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  • Offshore fields especially in the Arctic, are without any exaggeration, our strategic reserve for the twenty-first century. - Vladimir Putin
  • They have cities in arctics, we only have villages. - Melissa Bert

Russia vs the USA

Korea and Japan

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South Korea

North Korea

China

Japan

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