5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Law of the sea
- European Model
- a a venture of three or more states (sometimes two or more) involving formal economic, political, and/or cultural cooperation to promote shared objectives. Some examples ...
- b laws establishing states' rights and responsibilities concerning the ownership and use of the Earth's waters and their resources.
- c (natural-political) - conform to physiologic features (Rio Grande: US/Mexico; Pyrenees: Spain/France)
- d The political term used when referring to the fragmentation or breakup of a region or country into smaller regions or countries. The term comes from the Balkan wars, where the country of Yugoslavia was broken up in to six countries between 1989 and 1992.
- e 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).
5 Multiple choice questions
- mark breaks in the human landscape (Armenia/Azerbaijan)
- a.k.a. prorupt; have an area that extends from a more compact core (e.g, Thailand, India,...)
- (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."
- a state whose population possesses a substantial degree of cultural homogeneity and unity (e.g., Japan, Portugal, Venezuela, Armenia, Iceland, ...).
- a.k.a. attenuated (e.g., Chile, Vietnam,...)
5 True/False questions
Centripetal forces → forces that unify a state - national culture, shared ideological objectives, common faith,...
Devolution → process whereby regions within a state demand and gain political strength and growing autonomy at the expense of the central government (e.g., Basque and Catalonia in Spain, Chechnya in Russia, ...).
Frontier → area where borders are shifting and weak, and where peoples of different cultures or nationalities meet and lay claim to the land (e.g., Amazon Basin, Antarctica, between Saudi Arabia and Yemen).
Unitary state → 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.)
Electoral regions → the different voting districts that make up local, state, and national regions.