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Prisoners of Geography

Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

By Tim Marshall
12-minute read
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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall

Prisoners of Geography (2015) explains how, all over the world, political decision making is greatly influenced by geography. Even choices that may appear arbitrary are in fact driven by the Earth’s mountains, valleys, rivers and seas.

  • Political junkies interested in international relations
  • Students curious about how geography informs foreign policy
  • Readers interested in world history

Tim Marshall is a British journalist and the former foreign affairs editor for Sky News.

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