Geopolitics and international affairs are the field of politics that can make the biggest differences in the lives of the masses, yet they are rarely in focus in society until it’s already too late.
Then, all discussions are conducted with an emotional charge and under the heavy influence of ramped-up propaganda. While the internet is filled with videos of people being laughably bad at elementary geography, the basic building block of geopolitical knowledge. All a recipe for nonsense takes.
Recently a former important ambassador had a rare up blunt moment about aspects of diplomacy.
So how do we get more people to get interested in geopolitics in peacetime? Make them focus on the most important political matters, and make them understand it better? Even when the mass media is overlooking these types of questions and have them overshadowed by trivial cosmetic stuff that barely affects a small portion of society.
From my experience, video games, books, movies, and board games were usually the starting points for why people get interested. But it's usually set at a pretty young age. Rarely a person gets interested in it out of the blue later in life.
What actions can be taken on an individual and group level to wake up people's motivation to learn about geography, history, and international relations?
*Note that this is not a place for commenting on the current geopolitical situations across the world.