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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know… (2015)

af Tim Marshall

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All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.… (mere)
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Slightly interesting, but mostly just modern geopolitics, and not in fact "everything about the world." I didn't care enough to finish it, and can't remember anything about it a month later. ( )
  isovector | Dec 13, 2020 |
This is one the best books I have read. If you read one political book this year, it should be this.

Not only are the contents of this book applicable now, they will be years from now. Tim takes us at a journey through ten regions of the world, looking at their geographies of the larger areas, and how that helped shape history and culture.

Each chapter is about 25 pages on average, with a consistent style - history of the region, major stakeholders and how the politics plays now, and what the future holds. Tim is a very articulate and concise writer, and found the book very enjoyable. ( )
  krngl | Dec 13, 2020 |
Tim Marshal is fucking great - I will read anything he publishes no matter what. This is the first book of his I read, after hearing him summarize it on an LSE podcast. I have bought and mailed copies to people - its explanations on how navigable water ways effect the development of cultures blew my mind. Its so interesting, his ability to remove the chaff and what you are left with is somehow some perfect proportion of mechanical detail married with being relevant and hilarious. I wish Tim Marshal was my dad. Is that too strong? Maybe went too strong with that. But its a great book. ( )
  Giganticon | Dec 8, 2020 |
This book is not so much about maps or even geography, but a wonderful essay on world geopolitics. The premise is that geography plays a large part, and the author makes a convincing case. But history and borders, as well as weak and strong leaders, also play a role in how nations behave towards each others.
To get a sense of why nations are doing to things that they are doing, read this book. It's very well written, with a nice dose of humour thrown in. I read the 2019 updated version, and it includes the recent events in Venezuela, the meetings between Trump and Kim Jong-un, and the exit of the UK from the EU. It misses out on the falling apart of UNASUR, and of course the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two other points: (i) The maps are pretty useless when reading a eBook version - Have GoogleMaps handy. (ii) The last chapters drifts off into space travel; not sure why that was necessary. ( )
  robeik | Nov 29, 2020 |
I was surprised at how hard it was for me to put this book down. Tim Marshall delivers a concise overview of world politics, and how geography influenced major world events, as well as the success or failure of nation states. Easy to read and fast paced. An excellent introduction to geopolitical history of the world, from ancient times until the present. ( )
  Archivist13 | Oct 25, 2020 |
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All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.

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