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5 Matching questions

  1. -Geometric
  2. Theocracy
  3. Nation-state
  4. -United Nations (UN)
  5. -Territorial sea
  1. a established at the end of WWII to foster international security and cooperation (192 member states); precursor was the League of Nations that went defunct at the beginning of WWII. Has many subsidiaries such as the Security Council, World Health Organization (WHO), ...).
  2. b a state whose population possesses a substantial degree of cultural homogeneity and unity (e.g., Japan, Portugal, Venezuela, Armenia, Iceland, ...).
  3. c straight-line, unrelated to physical or cultural landscape, lat & long (US/Canada)
  4. d a state whose government is either believed to be divinely guided or a state under the control of a group of religious leaders (e.g., Iran, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City (Holy See)).
  5. e states' territory extending 12 nautical miles (1 nautical mile = 1.15 statute miles) from the coast (since 1982); regarded as the sovereign territory of the state, although foreign ships (both military and civilian) are allowed innocent passage through it; this sovereignty also extends to the airspace over and seabed below.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. in situations where there is less than 400 nautical miles
  2. neighbors differ over the way the boundary should function (migration, smuggling) (e.g., US/Mexico)
  3. a state model based on inviolable territory (after the Peace of Westphalia), governmental sovereignty (possessing supreme or independent political power), permanent population with a national culture, and a state capital. This model was spread globally due to the Age of Exploration (and Colonization).
  4. (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. the largely democratic and free-market states of the United States and Western Europe (Cold War to today)

5 True/False questions

  1. Unitary statea state governed constitutionally as a unit, without internal divisions or a federalist delegation of powers


  2. Exclavebounded territory that is part of a state but is separated by the territory of another state (e.g., Alaska, Kalingrad (part of Russia),...)


  3. -Locationaldefinition is not in dispute, the interpretation is; allows mapmakers to delimit boundaries in various ways


  4. Gerrymanderingthe process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the political party in power. The process is usually used to turn "too close to call" states into a party's favor.


  5. Heartland Theory(Halford Mackinder) early 20th c. theory that claimed whichever state controlled the resource-rich "heartland" of Eastern Europe could eventually dominate the world. It would suggest that not the United Kingdom (an ocean-based empire), but Russia (which was becoming communist) would be in a position to achieve this dominance. "Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island (Europe, Asia & Africa); who rules the World-Island controls the world."


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