5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Unitary state
- a developed contemporaneously with the evolution of the cultural landscape (e.g., US/Mexico)
- b a state governed constitutionally as a unit, without internal divisions or a federalist delegation of powers
- c two or more separate pieces (e.g., Indonesia, Malaysia,...)
- d (natural-political) - conform to physiologic features (Rio Grande: US/Mexico; Pyrenees: Spain/France)
- e tightly knit group of people sharing a common language, ethnicity, religion, and other cultural attributes.
5 Multiple choice questions
- disputes over rights to natural resources (gas, oil, water) (e.g., Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, in part, due to a dispute over oil rights in the
- the idea that if one land in a region came under the influence of Communists, then more would follow in a domino effect. A resulting policy out of the Truman Doctrine that promoted containment of communism, the domino theory was used by successive United States administrations during the Cold War to justify American intervention around the world.
- 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), ...).
- forces that unify a state - national culture, shared ideological objectives, common faith,...
- legal document or treaty drawn up to specify actual points in the landscape
5 True/False questions
Electoral regions → Decolonization is the movement of American/European/Asian colonies gaining independence (mostly beginning after the post-WWII era). Some were peaceful struggles while others became violent.
Forward capital → a 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.).
Balkanization → 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.
-Operational → focus on legal language (e.g. median line of a river: water levels may vary)
North/south divide → geographic separation between the largely democratic and free-market states of Western Europe and the Americas from the communist and socialist countries of Eastern Europe and Asia.