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  1. Introduction
  2. The development of the conflict
    1. Conflictuality
    2. Space and borders
    3. The imperialite
    4. Armament
  3. Conclusion

Geopolitics can be defined as the art and practice of using political power over territories. Initially the term only applied to the primary aspect of political geography, but its usage evolved over the past century encompassing a wider significance. It is important to understand the geopolitical reasoning in order to analyze the conflict between the U.S. and Iran. Geopolitical reasoning helps to better understand the causes of a conflict, not only within the same country, but also between different countries.

[...] Firstly, it focused on the production of military hardware; secondly it copied weapon systems purchased abroad or already in Iranian inventory; and thirdly, it encouraged local development technology for military purposes. The country is now independent not only in terms of research and development, and production for all of its sectors (army, navy, air force) but also for export. Iran today exports several weapon systems to foreign countries, including NATO. The NATO Treaty Organization (North Atlantic) is a politico - military body intended to ensure the security of Europe against attack from the Soviet Union after the Second World War. [...]

[...] Space and Borders Iran is a state in the Middle East, which covers 1,648,000 square kilometers (which is 54 times the size of Belgium or three times that of France) with a population of 70 million inhabitants. This country is surrounded by the sea on two sides: the Caspian Sea to the north, and the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to the south. Iran is surrounded by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey to the north-west with Turkmenistan in the north- east, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and Iraq to the west. [...]

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