This criticism of Ratzel's excessive exaggeration of the spatial factor led Vidal da La Blach to develop a special geopolitical concept of “possibilism” (from the word “possible”). According to this concept, political history has two aspects: spatial (geographical) and temporal (historical). The geographical factor is reflected in the environment , historical in man himself (“carrier of the initiative”) (28). Vidal de la Blasch believed that the mistake of the German "political geographers" was that they considered the relief as the determining factor in the political history of states. Thus, according to de la Blach, the factor of human freedom and historicity is downplayed. He himself proposes to consider the geographical spatial position as “potentiality”, “opportunity”, which may become actual and become a real political factor, or may not be actualized. It largely depends on the subjective factor from the person, the given space inhabiting.