Essay: The Haushofer School of Geopolitics

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Haushofer: One of the More Important Persons to Influence the Events That Led to WWII and the Holocaust, (pub. Nov 1, 2023).

Important new research on the subject: Karl Haushofer: One of the More Important Persons to Influence the Events That Led to WWII and the Holocaust, excerpted:

In February 2022 Nazi racial theories were very much alive in the Zelensky regime and among its NATO allies. Official Maidan regime nazi propaganda posted to Twitter. It was later deleted.[1]

To Haushofer, war was a “struggle for elbow room,” which was “the last great test of a nation’s right to exist” and the “ultimate arbiter” of relations between nations (Herwig 2016, 100). The Lebensraum concept was “a critical component in the Nazi worldview that drove both its military conquests and racial policy” (Holocaust Museum 2022). The 1939 invasion of Poland, which formally began WWII, was the result of a direct application of this Lebensraum belief (Piotrowski 1997). Then, in 1941, the invasion of Russia was one of the more tragic applications of this ideology in terms of lives lost.

The end result of this belief was World War II which, in addition to taking the lives of close to 50 million people, was the most expensive war in history (Weatherford 2009, 249). Hitler was confident that the superior German race would prevail against Russia because the Russians were an inferior Slavic people. Adolf Hitler and Nazi racial theorists considered the Slavs as Untermenschen (subhumans);[2] they were viewed as an inferior race that could not create civilization and were actually a danger to it (Bendersky 2021, 151). As Lund University Professor Christian Abramsson wrote, the key event in shaping German Lebensraum "was the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life...." [bolden added]

Russians were alleged to be an inferior race that could not create civilization. This is exactly the idea transmitted when we read about Russia's lack of indoor flush toilets and alcoholism in various "geopolitical" screeds.

A Conservapedia Admin proudly has a series he labels: Geopolitical Essays. Let's examine how studied and knowledgeable the Admin is to lay claim to use of that term. Using 2 articles from Wikipedia (yes, as a member of Wikipedia's Copy Editor's Guild I found a glaring error in one article, but that section won't be cited here), I will produce a simple narrative,

"an inferior race that could not create civilization." The US Embassy in Kyiv tweets a message in support of the Haushofer school of geopolitical thinking, February 22, 2022.[3] The tweet furthered the myth of Ukrainian propaganda that the Ukrainian people are not Russian.[4] In fact, Kievan Rus' is the cradle of Russian civilization and all the churches pictured were built by Russians. The headquarters of the Russian Orthodox Church was transferred to Moscow during the Mongolian invasion in the 14th century.
Haushofer ... specialty was to combine the fields of geography, history, economics, demography, political science, and anthropology into a new discipline that came to be called Geopolitik.
Geopolitik is a branch of 19th-century German statecraft, foreign policy and geostrategy. It developed from the writings of various German philosophers, geographers and thinkers, including Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), Alexander Humboldt (1769-1859), Karl Ritter (1779-1859), Friedrich Ratzel (1844-1904), the Swede Rudolf Kjellén (1864-1922), and Karl Haushofer (1869-1946).

Haushofer in fact coined the term.

Haushofer was informally interrogated by Fr. Edmund A. Walsh on behalf of Nuremberg Trials prosecutor Robert H. Jackson to determine whether Haushofer should also stand trial. Fr. Walsh ultimately reported to Jackson that Haushofer was both legally and morally guilty of complicity in Nazi war crimes. Citing, "the role of geopolitics in corrupting education into a preparation for war", Walsh accused Haushofer and his associates of being, "basically as guilty as the better-known war criminals."[11] In his later memoir of the Nuremberg Trials, Walsh further alleged that, "The tragedy of Karl Haushofer", was his participation in the, "nationalizing", of academic scholarship and of turning Geopolitik into a weapon supplying, "an allegedly scientific basis and justification for international brigandage."[12]

But the Admin proudly wears the title of geopolitical expert.

Karl and Martha Haushofer died together in a suicide pact

Just like Adolf and Eva or Magda and Joseph Goebbels. Romantic suicides were all the rage in the death cult of those days. But these are the people the Admin claims intellectual kinship or being an heir. Need I go on?

Haushofer visited Landsberg prison [in 1927] to teach and mentor both [Rudolph] Hess and Hitler.
Haushofer also coined the political use of the term Lebensraum, which Hitler also used to justify both crimes against peace and genocide.

But there is no indication the Admin is bothered by any of this in his Russophobic 'intellectual' pursuit.

in 1919, he forged a friendship with the young Rudolf Hess, who became his scientific assistant and later rose to be the deputy leader of the Nazi Party, second in authority only to Hitler. In 1919, Haushofer successfully defended his second dissertation, and became Privatdozent for political geography at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and was made a professor in 1933

There was no such thing as "geopolitics" in 1933, until Haushofer, Hitler and the Nazi regime made the term popular and commonplace. But the Admin is oblivious to facts or history. The Russians, whom the Admin's series of essays attack, mock, and denigrate, are not oblivious to history.

Kyiv regime racial discrimination

Ukraine has the world's only national Constitution that includes genetic (or ‘racial’) purity as a responsibility of the Government to protect and maintain. Article 16 of Ukraine Constitution says "to preserve the genetic heritage of the Ukrainian people is the responsibility of the state."[5] The cultural and domestic godfather of Ukrainian nationalism was Taras Shevchenko. This writer essentially formed the main line of Ukrainian nationalist ideology - Russophobia, elevated to the state level, to the level of the leading and prime ideology. A successor of such ideas was the ideologist of the OUNb, Dmytro Dontsov, called the dissolution of the personality of the "Ukrainian" in the nationalist ideology and collective consciousness of the nationalist movement "a great self-dedication to the idea." His works had a huge impact on the subsequent ideologists of Ukrainian Nazism, Shukhevych and Bandera. Dontsov, who, on the basis of the works of Hitler and Mussolini, developed the concept that Ukrainians differ from Russians not only in ethnic, cultural and linguistic ways, but also in racial characteristics.

On February 22, 2014, V. Yavorivsky, a member of the Batkivshchyna faction, introduced in Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada draft legislation proposing that standards of accountability for expressing personal opinions on Fascist crimes be abolished. Within days after the anti-democratic seizure of power, the provisional Maidan parliament passed legislation that declared Russian speakers no longer have equal rights with Ukrainians, legalizing discrimination against Russians. On February 24, 2014, in Zaporozhye, four extremists attempted to burn down a synagogue. On March 11, 2014, a bill was introduced in parliament by the Svoboda party proposing a 7-year sentence for speaking Russian in government offices and public places in Ukraine.

In March 2014 Y. Perebiynis, head of the Information Policy Department of Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Russians are not an indigenous people of Ukraine and therefore do not have the right to self-determination on Ukrainian territory. He also said that in Ukraine there are only four indigenous peoples: Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars, Crimean Karaites and Krymchaks. Ethnic Czechs living in Volyn and Zhytomyr provinces (there is an estimated 10,000 and 20,000 Czechs live in Ukraine) appealed to the government of the Czech Republic for repatriation. Chair of the Society of Volyn Czechs E. Snidevich said, "We fear for our lives. There are bandits who call themselves ‘self-defense units.’ Nothing good will come of this."

On March 24, 2014 a recording appeared on the internet of a telephone conversation between former Ukrainian prime minister and current presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko and former deputy secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine N. Shufrich. In it, Tymoshenko said,

"We have only one way to destroy Moscow. This is what we live for, we have come into this world to destroy Moscow. And not just the Muscovite in our country, but the whole black hole of European security, and delete them from the world map. Sh*t, we have to resort to arms, and the G*d d**n Kazapi-Russians[6] together with their leader, kill. I will stir the whole world to action as soon as I can, in order that Russia, the s*n of a b**ch, no burnt field remains (scorched earth). You have to shoot them with nuclear weapons."[7][8]

In March 2022 the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, a governmental entity, published in both Russian and English a series of arguments claiming Ukrainians are pureblood Slavs, while the Russian nation was formed through race mixing with Asiatic tribes, "the Ugro-Finnish tribes: Muroma, Mernia, Wes, Meshchera, Moksha, Perm, Narova, and others,” it stated. The difference apparently is “visible to the naked eye”. Despite the common language, alphabet, history, society, culture, and literary traditions, the Institute denies that Ukrainians and Russians are "fraternal brothers," and states that Ukrainians are European, unlike "russian nomads" (spelled with a lower case "r". Several cabinet ministers in the Zelensky regime make a habit of always spelling "Russia" with a lower case "r".)

Secretary of the Security Council Alexei Danilov said on the air of the NTA TV channel that the Russian language must be completely eradicated on the territory of Ukraine. According to Danilov, the Russian language is allegedly hostile to Ukrainians, so it has no place in this country. "The Russian language in general should disappear from our territory as an element of hostile propaganda and brainwashing of our population," Danilov said on a national talk show.[9] Danilov claimed that the "narrative" about the need to reach mutual understanding with Russian-speaking Ukrainians is highly dangerous for the state. "To plant these Russian narratives here is a very, very dangerous thing. Presumably, we have to understand each other, who they are, what they are. Look, we don’t want anything from them [Russians]. Why don’t they leave us alone? Let them go to their swamps and croak in the Russian language,” he stated.

Danilov complained about a large number of Ukrainian political experts who regularly appear on television using Russian as the main language. In response to this, the show host proposed to create and broadcast a list of Ukrainian public figures that speak Russian. He also said that the state-owned Ukrainian channel Freedom will abandon the Russian language and start broadcasting in English. “I would like to draw your attention to something else – we have a lot of experts who go from channel to channel and use Russian as the main language of their communication. Moreover, they are rated in some studies, they claim, they say that they will go to the president, somewhere else. Look, the Russian language should disappear from our territories altogether as an element of enemy propaganda and brainwashing for our population,” Danilov added.

In October 2022 it was reported that Ukrainian nationalists tore down statues of Hungarian historic figures. Ukraine sperm banks advertised specimens from "pure blood' Ukrainians.

Soldiers of the Ukrainian regime were given a leaflet from the Kiev Patriarchate that read,

"You are a defender of Ukraine. Your duty is to defend Independence and fight Russian occupants. Your duty is to wipe the Russian nation from the face of the Earth. Your enemy is the Russian World which was created by defective sinful souls. To kill a Russian is not a sin."[10]

On September 28, 2023, Vovan & Lexus, the famous radio DJs and pranskters, posing as ex-President Petro Poroshenko, spoke with the transgender Ukrainian Territorial Defense spokesperson Sarah Ashton-Cirillo (American born Michael Cirillo, stated what is taught in Ukrainian public schools:

"Russians are not Europeans… Russians are Asian, and ultimately, they do come from the Mongols. They do come from a grouping of people who want to be slaves and want to be led, just as it was from the days of Genghis Khan. I wish the rest of Europe and the Western world understood that Europe ends at Ukraine. We are protecting European values and Western values the same way those did hundreds and thousands of years ago when the Mongols came in…. Every Russian that supports Vladimir Putin’s decisions are not human. These people are not human. They are enemies of humanity, in fact… we’ve been asking the Western world since the days of your presidency, sir, to make certain they understood the threat of these non-humans."[11]

In November 2023 November 9, 2023 Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, stated that the issue of protecting the Russian minority is not raised in the negotiations with the EU on minority rights. "There is no Russian minority in Ukraine. It does not exist! There is not a single legally registered community that identifies itself as a Russian minority." The day before, the European Commission also stated at a closed briefing in Brussels that it would not take into account the "rights of Russian speakers" on Ukraine's path to the EU.[12]


  1. Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance @Uinp_gov_ua, Mar 14, 20222. 9 arguments why Ukrainians an russians are not fraternal nations (look thread total). Later deleted. Archived:
  2. Der Untermensch ("The subhuman"), Editor: The Reichsführer-SS, SS Office, Berlin, 1942. Revised: SS Office - Training Office, SS Hauptsturmführer King, SS-Obersturmführer Ludwig Pröscholdt in conjunction with the Association of Graphic Jupp Daehler.
    The Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team has faithfully translated this infamous Nazi text from the original versions printed in both the German and Russian language. The purpose of this translation is for readers to understand the methods in which the Nazi propaganda machine would seek to dehumanize the victims of its genocidal actions.
  3. U.S. Embassy Kyiv @USEmbassyKyiv, 6:32 AM · Feb 22, 2022.
  4. Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance @Uinp_gov_ua, Mar 14, 20222. 9 arguments why Ukrainians an russians are not fraternal nations (look thread total). Later deleted. Archived:
  6. Ukrainian ethnic slur for Kazakhs, Turks, Tatars and Russians.
  11. Justin Trudeau and the Banderites, C.B. Forde, The Postil Magazine, October 1, 2023.
  12. There is no Russian minority in Ukraine, so its "rights" do not come up in negotiations with EU – Ukraine's senior official, Ukrainska Pravda, November 9, 2023.

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