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Accession Number ADA566063
Title Geopolitical Destiny of East Asia.
Publication Date Dec 2011
Media Count 230p
Personal Author D. H. Park
Abstract The art and science of geopolitics was developed to explain history and international relations by identifying and incorporating the roles of geography and climate in the complex adaptive organic system that is human civilization. The application of the geopolitical framework of analysis to East Asian history confirms the roles of geography and climate in influencing human decisions in that region. This study identified several broad geopolitical trends for the sub-regions of East Asia by studying their history and the continuing effects that geography and climate have had on them. East Asia is a collection of 17 distinct sub-regions, each with a distinct identity, language, and tradition. The challenge for China is to keep its 13 sub-regions together as a single nation despite the growing crises regarding disparities of wealth and chronic water and energy shortages. Climate trends point to a worsening of the water shortage problem for China as well as South Asia that could result in sub-regional migration that will push all the nations of Asia to their limit in the next 100 years. Global warming will bring both East Siberia and the Arctic Ocean into the forefront of global competition. Facing a resurgent Russia and a reinvigorated North America, East Asia will enter a period of playing a peripheral role in international politics brought on by systemic failures resulting from climate change and geography.
Keywords Agriculture
Alfred thayer mahan
Arctic ocean
Climate change
East asia
Energy shortages
Far east
Foreign policy
Friedrich ratzel
Global warming
International relations
Military forces(Foreign)
Rudolf kjellen
Sea power
Trend analysis
Water resources
Water shortages

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
92 - Behavior & Society
92E - International Relations
48 - Natural Resources & Earth Sciences
48G - Hydrology & Limnology
68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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