Astropolitics combines traditional geopolitical models and applies them to outer space. The results are, needless to say, frightening. The first rockets were primitive and improved upon when the encroaching British empire stumbled upon them. Later, they'd be weaponized by the Nazis and used by the US/USSR to turn space into a cold war battleground. This zero-sum mentality continues to drive statist political policies in space.
From the Chinese fire arrow to harvesting resources on the moon, this episode breaks down everything you need to know about the politics of outer space.