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5 Matching questions

  1. European Model
  2. Below the state boundary
  3. First world
  4. State
  5. -Definitional
  1. a politically organized territory administered by a sovereign government, with a permanent population, and recognized by the international community ("State" = internal division; "state" = country).
  2. b the largely democratic and free-market states of the United States and Western Europe (Cold War to today)
  3. c internal divisions within a state (e.g., States, counties, municipalities (local self-government))
  4. d focus on legal language (e.g. median line of a river: water levels may vary)
  5. 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

  1. legal document or treaty drawn up to specify actual points in the landscape
  2. two or more separate pieces (e.g., Indonesia, Malaysia,...)
  3. a sea zone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources stretching 200 nautical miles from the coast. The country that controls the EEZ has rights to the fishing, whaling, etc., as well as the raw material resources.
  4. a.k.a. attenuated (e.g., Chile, Vietnam,...)
  5. (Immanuel Wallerstein's core-periphery model) three-tier structured theory (core, semi-periphery, periphery) proposing that social change in the developing world is linked to the economic activities of the developed world.

5 True/False questions

  1. -Physical-politicalmark breaks in the human landscape (Armenia/Azerbaijan)


  2. Colonialism(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).


  3. Multinational statea 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.)


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


  5. -Delimitationboundary is actually marked on the ground w/ wall, fence, posts,... (too expensive or impractical for most borders to be demarcated)


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