Heartland is used in geography to refer to the central areas of a country. This occurs in many nations and areas, such as
Eurasiaand the United States.
* In Eurasia, the Heartland is remote and inaccessible from the
* The term Heartland is also frequently used to describe the Midwestern region of the
United States. It is also used for other areas of the US which are culturally similar to the Heartland; for example, the Stater Bros. supermarketchain, which is concentrated in the Inland Empire counties of southern and central California, ran TV commercials for many years using the slogan "in the Heartland" to refer to inland counties such as San Bernardino County, Kern Countyand Riverside Countybeing culturally more similar to the central United States than to coastal California. In the state of Floridais a region called the Florida Heartland, a six county region that is rural and in the south central part of the state.
* The term "
Hindi heartland" is used to refer to the Hindi-speaking states of Northern India, namely Uttar Pradesh, Biharand Madhya Pradesh.
Singapore, "Heartlanders" (as opposed to "Cosmopolitans") was a term popularised in 1999by then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, to characterise the majority of the Singapore population that is generally poorer, less educated, either working classor lower-middle class, speaks a distinct variety of English ( Singlish), lives in HDB housing estates, and has a local (rather than global) perspective on political, economic and cultural issues.
Poland- the main part of country, meaning Mazovia.
Heartland as a
geopoliticalterm was originally created by Sir Halford Mackinderin his address, " The Geographical Pivot of History", to the Royal Geographic Society.
"Heartland" refers to the continuous landmass of
Eurasiameasuring more than 21 million square miles (54 million km²). This landmass contains no waterways to the ocean and is contained by the Arcticice cap and drainage to the north, the monsoon lands along the Pacific Oceanand the Indian Ocean, the Near Eastor land of the Five Seas, and Europe. This landmass is remote and inaccessible to its periphery. Mackinder argued in his address that this was the strategic region of the foremost importance in the World.
The term "heartland" was important in the writings of
Adolf Hitler's geopolitical mentor Karl Haushofer, who greatly influenced Hitler's concept of lebensraumwhich he advanced in " Mein Kampf", and formed the basis of the eventual establishment of Hitler's New Order--i.e., that it is necessary for Nazi Germanyto control the heartland of Eurasia by successfully completing the conquest of Russia.
The term is used by
United Statesgeopolitician Zbigniew Brzezinskiin his writings.
Heartlanders", Singapore English language television drama
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