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Heartland is a most often a geopolitical term, often used to refer to a central area of Eurasia that is remote and inaccessible from the periphery. The term Heartland has a particular importance in the works of Sir Halford Mackinder. He believed that the Heartland was the strategic region of the foremost importance in the world. See Heartland (geopolitics). Geopolitics analyses politics, history and social science with reference to geography. ... African-Eurasian aspect of Earth Eurasia is the landmass composed of the continents of Europe and Asia. ... Generally, a periphery is a boundary or outer part of any space or body. ... Categories: People stubs | 1861 births | 1947 deaths | British MPs | English geographers | Geopoliticians ... Heartland is a geopolitical term, used to refer to a central area of Eurasia that is remote and inaccessible from the periphery. ...

The heartland's center is also where the general American accent dominates.
The heartland's center is also where the general American accent dominates.

The term "Heartland" is also used as a synonym for the Midwest in the US, or central part of any country with economic, geopolitical or cultural significance. It is also used for other areas of the USA which are culturally similar to the Midwest; for example, the Stater Bros. supermarket chain, which is concentrated in the inland 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 County and Riverside County being culturally more similar to the Midwest than to coastal California. The term has also been used for the Upper South, an area which also has cultural similarities to the Midwest. The implication of the term, at least in American English, is a region with traditional values. Regions where the General American accent is most common. ... Regions where the General American accent is most common. ... General American is a notional accent of American English based on speech patterns common in the Midwest of the United States and those used by many American network television broadcasters. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government CIA World Factbook Entry for United States House. ... Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [okos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ... Exterior appearance of typical American supermarket (a Safeway) Supermarket produce section A supermarket or grocery store is a store that sells a wide variety of food. ... State nickname: The Golden State Official languages English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 4. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, containing more land than 9 states. ... Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of California. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... American English (AmE) is the dialect of the English language used mostly in the United States of America. ...

Other meanings:

  • For the brewery in New York City, see Heartland Brewery.
  • For the New Zealand television series, see Heartland (television series).
  • The United States political television show Heartland with John Kasich on Fox News Channel. This show was formerly called From the Heartland. See Heartland with John Kasich.
  • For the freight transportation company, see Heartland Express.



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