Talk:Karl Haushofer

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Karl had not only the tibetan bodyguards and advisers, but the early "Channelings" of the tibetan oracle about ?germanys? role in this timeloop, which spoke only of the new children taking over the planet and divine ascension with those lightforces of the galactix!!! Shurly that was before WW1 and the dark lodges of the bankers and Weaponproducers where established to turn the dark powers into their spindoctors... And you feel the spys of those dark minds and of rottenchilds stooges snap at such channel sources and twist it into fashist ideology to masterplan their agendas of slavematrix ect...! Like most of the true will come back now, our early sane souls will never be forgotten. Rudolf

+++ The passage on this guys precognitive abilites is ridiculous. Are there some authoritative sources that verify he could see into the future? What rubbish. This article stinks. But since I couldn't give a darn about this guy anyway, I'm going to leave this pile crap exactly the way it is. Enjoy! ```` —Preceding unsigned comment added by Canuckistani (talkcontribs) 01:40, 14 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Has the likes of Brzezinski (in his 'Grand Chessboard') anything more to offer than re-heated LEBENSRAUM/Heartland 'theory'?

As they say __if Germany was the FIRST THIRD WORLD COUNTRY (the first nation to be turned upside-down/inside-out by the traumatic impact/ dislocations visited upon it via induction into the experience of MODERNISATION)__ would it be correct to surmise that the USA is about to embark on the journey earning it the accolade of the WORLD'S LAST THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.

In the view of so many observers this is an outcome much to be desired!!

"Lewis Pauwels" is Louis Pauwels.

Thanks for the correction. I made the change for you.—Perceval 18:06, 16 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just watched an episode on the History Channel - Axis Last Secret It claims Karl killed himself via seppuku. It also claims Karl was the one who introduced the bushido code to Germany, thus indirectly forming the SS. Are there any such evidence?

Bankrobber 15:49, 30 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is no reliable source for this. That he committed suicide by seppuku, seems to be a myth, too. The Columbia Encyclopedia writes: "In 1946, Haushofer and his wife committed suicide by taking poison." --GirasoleDE 21:52, 29 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I added a German source for Haushofer's suicide by poison. In translation: "German geopolitician Prof. Dr. Karl Haushofer committed suicide at the age of 76 together with his wife of 69 years. the bodies were found by the son of Professor Haushofer [Heinz Haushofer] in a field close to Pähl near Weilheim. Two liquor glasses were lying next to the body of the professor containing residues of poison." - No samurai sword, no spilled blood - at least according to the local newspaper. --GirasoleDE 22:18, 29 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There are (and were) many many Gymnasiums in Munich, but no "the Munich Gymansium." I could not (in German sources available online) find the specific school he went to. I propose changing to something less specific. MattHelm77 (talk) 09:38, 25 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

why are german and general written with large G in this article?-- (talk) 08:00, 8 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"German" (and other nationalities) are capitalized in English. When "General" is used as a title or honorific in English, along with a name, it would also be capitalized; it may also be capitalized when the specific status or title is being referenced rather than merely 'general' as a common noun referring to a military rank. 2602:306:36CF:2950:1014:979:918A:E4FD (talk) 14:30, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The article states that

"Haushofer's position in the University of Munich served as a platform for the spread of his geopolitical ideas, magazine articles, and books. In 1922 he founded the Institute of Geopolitics in Munich, from which he proceeded to publicize geopolitical ideas."

However, this is a common misconception. In fact there was never an 'Institute of Geopolitics' in the University of Munich. Ref: Flint & Taylor 2007, Political Geography: Wrold-economy, Nation-state and locality, p59

I am not familiar with editing Wiki so would be grateful if someone could comfirm my thoughts and amend the article.

Kweisberg (talk) 21:51, 17 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I wondered about this as well and changed it now. Cheeres, jan Trinitrix (talk) 15:13, 8 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

why is it still there? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:50, 12 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See 1943 movie by MGM "Plan For Destruction". In IMDB. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:36, 20 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Plan for Destruction. The film speaks of geopolitics shortly after 1933 being lifted out of the classroom to become a servant of the state in the Institute of Geopolitics: at 9:45 min. But a propaganda flic from the war is hardly a reliable source. If Haushofer had, as the film tells, a thousand employees and a worldwide net of people gathering information and was the mastermind behind Hitler's wars and plan to enslave the world, why wasn't he put on trial for it in Nuremberg? Haushofer denied that there ever was an Institute for Geopolitics in Munich, and Edmund A. Walsh (Total Power. A Footnote to History p. 346) found no trace of it and believed him. (talk) 11:40, 21 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stefan Zweig[edit]

Please help to add correctly the reference to Zweig. The book has recently been translated and is freely available. Zweig, a Jew, first met Haushofer 'travelling on a river boat along the Irrawaddy from Calcutta to Indochina' before the First World War (probably about 1910) and spent many hours with him then and subsequently on their return to Germany. (talk) 07:22, 10 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. (talk) 12:34, 24 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In Popular Culture[edit]

I find it highly likely that Haushofer's name was referenced in the Cordwainer Smith story "No, no, not Rogov!" where there is a character "Gausgofer" (with distinctive characteristics). While the characters are nominally Russian, this might indicate a fascination with the influence of German thought and, perhaps, German 'experts' (as for example occurred with the Soviet postwar rocket program) on Russian science. (Linebarger of course had his own fascination with 'German' culture and science, as evidenced in other stories, and this might be an indication of one meaningful influence on him.) 2602:306:36CF:2950:1014:979:918A:E4FD (talk) 14:37, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Article lacking and incomplete[edit]

This article is mainly a discussion of the degree to which Haushofer is responsible for the actions of Nazi Germany. It's not much of a biographical article. Does no complete biography of this man exist in print, to which WP editors may refer for the narrative of his life?

In particular, the article mentions in two places his "imprisonment," calling it "brief" at one point and then referring to an eight-month imprisonment, both times as passing references only. The debate on his influence over Nazi doctrine deserves its own section or even its own article, but in the meantime, a biographical article on Karl Haushofer the person is missing from WP.--Quisqualis (talk) 06:32, 22 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]