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5 Matching questions

  1. -North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  2. Third world
  3. Multicore state
  4. Boundary
  5. Imperialism
  1. a a military alliance of western democracies begun in 1949 with 28 member states today; its members agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
  2. b the generally poorer countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (Cold War to today)
  3. c vertical plane between states that cuts through the rocks below, and the airspace above (even outer space).
  4. d (modern) Second phase of European colonialism beginning in the late 18th c. due to the Second Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. European states sought colonies for resources necessary for industrialization, outlets for overpopulation, and markets for their goods. The United States and Japan (and Russia to a lesser extent) were also engaged in imperialism (e.g., Berlin Conference (1885) carved Africa into a plethora of superimposed boundaries).
  5. e a state that has more than one dominant region in terms of economics or politics (e.g., US (NYC, Wash. D.C.), South Africa (Pretoria = executive capital, Cape Town = legislative cap., Bloemfontein = judicial cap.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. straight-line, unrelated to physical or cultural landscape, lat & long (US/Canada)
  2. a.k.a. prorupt; have an area that extends from a more compact core (e.g, Thailand, India,...)
  3. confederacy of states of the former Soviet Union; it possesses coordinating powers in the realm of trade, finance, lawmaking, and security; also promotes cooperation on democratization and cross-border crime prevention. Some states are considered to be part of the "near-abroad", referring to states (e.g., Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) with strong Russian ties linguistically and politically.
  4. origin-based classification of boundaries
  5. study of states' shapes and their effects

5 True/False questions

  1. Forward capitala symbolically relocated capital city usually because of either economic or strategic reasons; sometimes used to integrate outlying parts of a country into the state (e.g., Brasília, Washington D.C.).


  2. Theocracya small and relatively homogeneous group or region surrounded by a larger and different group or region (e.g., Nagorno-Karabagh (part of Armenia surrounded by Azerbaijan), West Berlin during the Cold War,...); or wholly lying within the boundaries of another country (Lesotho). Not the same thing as an ethnic enclave (e.g., Chinatowns, Little Italys, Little Havana (in Miami),...).


  3. Statetightly knit group of people sharing a common language, ethnicity, religion, and other cultural attributes.


  4. Immigrant statea state whose population possesses a substantial degree of cultural homogeneity and unity (e.g., Japan, Portugal, Venezuela, Armenia, Iceland, ...).


  5. -North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)a trilateral trade bloc in North America created by the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Poverty rates have fallen and real incomes have risen in Mexico, but farmers haven't fared well due to cheaper food from US agribusiness; also US manufacturing workers have lost jobs to maquiladora plants in Mexico (mostly due to cheaper labor costs).


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