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GEOGRAPHY, POWER AND POLITICS: BOOK REVIEW OF “PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY” BY TIM MARSHALL
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GEOGRAPHY, POWER AND POLITICS: BOOK REVIEW OF “PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY” BY TIM MARSHALL

To gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in, we need knowledge of geography. Geography and politics go hand in hand, hence, the word geopolitics. Geopolitics is about international relations, as influenced by geographical factors. Geography is what makes us who we are, as Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics (Elliott & Thompson, 2016) says, the land on which we live has always shaped us. One reason how a young nation like the USA became a global superpower is its geographical location and abundance of natural resources found there, not excluding slavery. In contrast, Africa with plenty of lands rich in natural resources has been unable to reap similar benefits like the developed West...